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Published: Thu September 21, 2017
Categories: The Myth Minx
Being in the skincare industry, Myth Minx watches as people splurge on multiple correcting serums (or make-up products) only to scrimp when it comes to their moisturiser.
It’s easy to think that any old moisturiser will do the job but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
For those not in the know, your trusty moisturiser serves a wide range of much needed purposes:
So we know we should be using a moisturiser but does it really matter which one we use? As a matter of fact, it most certainly does. Moisturisers are usually formulated to cater for different skin types: dry skin, oily skin & diffused redness. This is because different skin types have their own individual needs, for example, dry skin needs more oil whereas oily skin has a tendency for dehydration (needing more water). Long story short, let’s not assume your mums moisturiser is just as good for your skin.
This then begs the questions, which skin type are you? Check out our few quick references below, if you’re not too sure:
Feels: rough, uneven and sometimes tight. Dry skin can be prone itchiness and occasionally a hot sensation (little resistance to climatic extremes and artificial environments such as central heating).
Looks: Skin can appear blotchy and dull in appearance. Pigmentation and redness is common and the skin is easily sensitised. Dry skin has a very a matte appearance and lacks suppleness. We often see an uneven texture and over the cheek area, featuring reddish patches with fine capillaries visible. Milia may also be seen.
Oil production: minimal oil secretions creating the matte appearance.
True dry skin types tend to show the signs of ageing faster than their oilier counterparts so their moisturisers should incorporate additional anti-ageing properties.
Feels: slick and oily to touch, with the best area to test for excessive oil being the forehead, nose and chin. Oily skin may be thicker in texture showing more visible dilated pores through the T zone.
Looks: sallow and tired with sheen. As expected, oily skin typically have a tendency towards congestion, blackheads and blemishes. Scarring may be evident along with open pores. It’s possible to have underlying redness (due to over treatment with harsh skincare to reduce excess oil).
Oil production: is usually excessive, particularly through the T-zone, neck, décolleté and even on the back between the shoulder blades.
True oily skin can have trouble holding make up but interestingly is the least common skin type.
Feels: fine textured and can mark or scar easily. Sensitivity is common and can be due to allergic reactions to specific substances.
Looks: Permanent high colour or blotchy, red and flushed through to neck and décolleté. The nose cheeks and chin are usually the common areas displaying more redness. This skin type ages quickly and can be congested or blemished.
Oil production: Usually minimal, but may be oily.
What about ‘combination’ skin types you’re wondering? Combination skin (oily through T-zone only) usually represents dehydration in the skin, so you would be selecting a moisturiser that caters to water dry skin, infusing moisture and hydration (not necessarily the thickest moisturiser on the block).
Now just because we know your skin type that doesn’t mean you religiously use the same moisturiser for the rest of your life. While our skin type won’t change over our lifetime, ageing and lifestyle factors will affect our skin condition, so the moisturiser that was once perfect for your skin may no longer meet your changed requirements as the years go by. There are several factors why your moisturiser may need to change over the years:
MM helps match your skin type with the best moisturiser for you:
To discover you unique 5 a-day skin diagnosis visit www.skinstitut.com/5aday or to talk to a qualified skin therapist please go to the store locator at www.skinstitut.com or visit www.laserclinics.com.au to find your closest stockist.