Skin Types Information by The Elements Cosmetics
Surprisingly, the rarest of all skin types! No, really you lucked out. Even toned with great elasticity. No oily T-zone. Never a blemish, never an acne breakout or product sensitivities. Flawless skin all over with moderate oil.
Most prevalent on hands, feet, legs and face. Dry skin is identified by body's resistance to retain oil for an extended period of time. Moisturizing with emollient rich creams is essential to reducing "ashy" appearance to face and body. Increased dryness prevalent during cold weather seasons, hormonal changes and extended sun exposure.
Tends to be shiny all over, especially on face, nose and forehead better known as the "T-Zone. Pores tend to large and visibly clogged. Face appears shiny throughout day. Prone to many forms of acne, blemishes and breakouts. The daily use of an antibacterial cleanser on face is highly recommended.
SENSITIVE| ECZEMA | PSORIASIS
Annoying, chronic, superficial inflammations of the skin on face and body identifiable by redness, flaky dry patches, and severe itching. High sensitivity to artificial fragrances and dyes, detergents, soaps containing sulfates and fragrances.
MATURE and AGING SKIN
Generally different than younger skin and requires more tender love and care. Typically dryer due to shifts in hormonal balance causing a natural decrease in skin's oil production and ability to reproduce skin cells rapidly. Environmental factors and elements (i.e sun and climate) affect our skin as we age. Choose products high in antioxidants, and phytophenols to increase skin's elasticity and radiance.
ACNE BREAKOUT PRONE SKIN
Common to the face, neck, chest and back area. Acne usually occurs in teens and young adults. Adult acne is surprisingly popular. A consistent and simple skin care regimen will reduce the formation of acne. Always avoid any and all heavy creams on oily areas.
Can be both oily and dehydrated or oily and normal at the same time. Generally oilier in T-Zone area (down nose and across forehead). The T-Zone generally has medium size pores that get larger towards the sides of the nostrils which lead to a shiny appearance. This skin type is all about balance and requires slightly more care than normal skin does.
FOLLICULITIS | INGROWN HAIR | SHAVING IRRITATIONS | KERATOSIS PILARIS
Common after shaving among women and men. Your skin care regimen is very as important, but if you're a guy you tend to prefer fewer steps to your daily regimen. Men generally have larger sebaceous (oil) glands along with thicker skin, leading to oilier skin especially on nose and forehead. Skin can often be plagued by hair follicles that never break skin’s surface and becomes trapped beneath the skin (ingrown hair) causing itchy, super irritated skin that may lead to infected hair follicles (folliculitis). Women often get plagued with irritations in the bikini area from hair removal such as shaving, waxing or laser hair removal. Irritation of the bikini area can occur in men and women also due to friction from underwear line or sports activities.