Did you know that your skin type could change the way you care for your skin?
Most people just assume that as long as they wash their skin everyday that’s all they really have to do to keep it looking its best. But what if our Bexley, OH, dermatologists, Dr. Matthew Zirwas and Dr. Jill Fichtel, told you that your specific skin type could actually play a role in how you care for your skin and its overall health? Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine your skin type.
How does your skin feel on a regular basis?
This is one important question to ask yourself pretty regularly because how your skin feels could really tell you a lot about what your skin needs. If you find that some areas of your face are dry but certain regions like your forehead and nose are oily, then you could have combination skin.
If your skin is flaky and prone to stinging or itching then you could be dealing with sensitive skin. Skin that feels tight or even peels or cracks is considered dry. Those who battle shiny, greasy skin have an oily skin type.
What does your skin feel like after you wash it?
If you are someone with dry skin you may find that washing your face often leaves your skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. Combination skin, on the other hand, will typically feel great in oilier regions (also known as the T-zone) but feel tight in drier areas.
Sensitive skin may feel tingly, itchy or become red after washing. Conversely, oily skin often feels better after it’s been washed (of course, oil will often reappear rather quickly afterwards).
Do you need to use a moisturizer often?
How often you turn to a moisturizer is another good indicator of your skin type. If you have dry or sensitive skin you may need to moisturize your skin more often than someone who has oily or normal skin. Those with combination skin may find that oily regions do not need moisturizing as often as drier areas. If you aren’t sure what kind of moisturizer you should be using or how often you should be using it, then it’s time to turn to our Bexley skin doctor for help.
Can you see your pores?
If you really don’t notice pores around your cheeks but pores seem rather clogged or enlarged near your nose, this is a good indicator that you have combination skin. Those with oily skin also deal with enlarged, noticeable pores, while those with dry, sensitive or normal skin often don’t notice their pores.
Have you discovered your skin type? If so, then you may have questions for us. You can call Bexley Dermatology today to schedule your skin care consultation in Bexley, OH, and finally get the proper care your skin needs to glow from the inside out.