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Skin Care Tips for Each Skin Type

Updated on April 1, 2015

If you care enough of your physical appearance, whether you're attractive or not, skin should be a prized asset. There are several factors to consider and are essential to maintain flawless skin: healthy diet, regular exercise, sufficient sleep and a comprehensive beauty regimen.

Our skin appearance will change due to hormonal fluctuations, aging, diet, and lifestyle. The following tips for each skin type should be done to achieve and maintain healthy and younger-looking skin.

Before dealing each skin type, here's the natural ways to a healthy skin

Healthy Diet

This is very essential for healthy skin. The following essential vitamins are to be incorporated in your diet:

Vitamin C- for collagen production

Vitamin E- for skin condition

Vitamin A- to maintain skin tissue healthy

Vitamin B- for skin repair

All these vitamins and minerals are found in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin supplements can be taken, too.

Sufficient Sleep

Skin's cellular repair activity is at its optimum during this resting phase. So, get enough sleep around 6-8 hours daily.


This benefits the skin because it boosts circulation and encourages blood flow. Getting regular exercise will nourish and cleanse your skin from within.

8-10 Glasses of Water a Day

Keep your skin smooth and healthy-looking by drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day. During hot humid days, drink enough water more than what's normally required.

Let's tackle now the skin care tips for each skin type

Beauty Regimen - Finding beauty products can often be costly, hit-and-miss affair. To make skincare simple, first identify your skin type and then address its needs. The following are types of skin, their characteristics, and their simple skincare tips:

Normal Skin

Normal skin has an even tone, no visible blemishes or pores, smooth texture, and no flaky areas or greasy patches. To maintain its natural balance, a basic beauty regimen is to be done. Maintain your healthy diet and healthy lifestyle. Don't overdo your beauty regimen by trying different beauty products that may lead to a damage skin. Protect yourself from harsh environmental factors such as extreme cold and heat. Wear sunscreen outdoors. Also, don't think that because you have a normal skin, you won't care it anymore. You have to maintain it.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive Skin is dry, prone to allergy reactions and delicate. Products that cause irritations such as alcohol (used on the skin or alcoholic drinks), some detergents, cosmetics and temperature changes. make the skin red and blotchy, and the surface veins are visible.

Choose beauty products that do not contain potential allergens such as fragrance and PABA sunscreens.

Oily Skin

Oily Skin is characterized by an over-production of sebum (skin's natural hydrator) which results in spots and blemishes. There is an advantage to having this type of skin - it ages at a slower rate than other skin types.

Avoid harsh products that can strip away skin of oil and encourage flakiness. Harsh products cause the reaction of the oil glands to work overtime to compensate the loss of natural oils. This is known as "reactive seborrhea." There are also products that leave your skin taut and dehydrated and they should also be avoided, because the upper layers of the skin would shrink - oil flow to the pores is restricted which lead to blockages and breakouts.

To cleanse oily skin, use oil-based products as they dissolve sebum effectively. After cleansing, use oil-free moisturizers to maintain a shine-free complexion.

Dry Skin

Dry Skin, the worst skin type, has low level of sebum and is prone to sensitivity. This is exacerbated by environmental factors such as exposure to the sun, wind, extreme temperature and air conditioning, which cause the skin to flake, chap and feel taut.

Increase intake of essential fatty acids (omega 3's) which are found in oily fish like herring, salmon, sardines, black cod, mackerel and bluefish. Other sources of omega 3's are turmeric, brightly-colored vegetables and fruits. Use moisture-rich formulas, cream- or oil-based cleansers. Avoid water-soluble variants as exposing dry skin to water can aggravate the condition.

Now you know the 4 types of skin, their characteristics, and beauty products that should be used and avoided.

For me, beauty products are not required anymore if you only maintain your healthy diet and healthy lifestyle.

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  • Chin chin profile image

    Chin chin 8 years ago from Philippines

    My skin is oily. But sometimes it becomes dry also if too hot or too cold. Thanks for reminding me to sleep more. It has become difficult with 4 children and a baby that oftentimes don't sleep simultaneously.

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    beth811 8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

    Nice to see you here again, Maita! Thank you for your comment.

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    prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

    hi beth, kumusta ulit? mine is a dry sensitive skin, and I need more oil and mositurizer, I am also trying to sleep earlier now so that my skin is ok! thanks for the adbice, it helps too...

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    beth811 8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

    Thank you for reading this hub, Flightkeeper.

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    Flightkeeper 8 years ago from The East Coast

    I have sensitive skin and I keep forgetting to screen out fragrance and PABA. Thanks Beth