Skin types and their needs

Knowing our skin type is the basis when choosing an effective facial care routine.

In general, if we take into account its water content, glandular secretions and its sensitivity, we can classify the skin into 5 main biotypes: normal or eudermic skin, oily skin, dry skin, combination skin and sensitive skin.

It is important to bear in mind that the type of skin not only depends on genetic factors, but that environmental factors have great relevance, so daily facial care is essential if we want to have healthy and balanced skin.

Next, we explain the main biotypes and some tips for their daily care:

Normal skin:

It is also called "eudermic" and it is a skin that has the right balance of water and lipids, so the skin is not too oily or too dry. The pores are fine, it has good blood circulation and it has a velvety, soft and smooth texture.

If you have this skin, you can consider yourself lucky. However, it is important that you carry out a daily care routine to keep your skin clean, hydrated and protected, preventing the skin from deteriorating due to external factors such as pollution and solar radiation.

Oily skin:

This skin presents an increased production of sebum. It is characterized by brilliance and enlarged pores. It is more common in young people and is caused by the presence of overactive sebaceous glands. Some of the causes of the appearance of this type of skin are hormonal imbalances, medication, stress and the abuse of comedogenic cosmetics that clog the pores of the skin.

If you have oily skin we recommend that you carry out a good daily cleaning of the skin, you can help yourself with our products such as toner and PURE cleansing foam, which will help you unclog pores and remove impurities, allowing the skin to breathe better. Use moisturizer when the skin asks for it and in a small amount. It is important that you do not use products that contain paraffin or other comedogenic ingredients.

Dry Skin:

It is characterized by producing less sebum than normal skin. Due to the lack of fat, this skin is not able to retain moisture and looks dull and flaky. In addition, the lack of lipids prevents the skin's protective barrier from forming properly, resulting in red and more easily irritable skin. The main causes of this type of skin are aging, the lack of natural moisturizing factors, such as amino acids and mineral salts, and the loss of lipids, such as ceramides and fatty acids.

If you have dry skin, you should use a moisturizing face cream that contains nourishing assets such as vegetable oils, our HYDRA face cream with macadamia, sunflower and olive oil is ideal to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. It should be cleaned with very mild products, such as cleansing milk and alcohol-free toners.

Mixed skin:

This skin is the most common and presents features of the three previous types. In general, this skin is oily in the T zone (forehead, nose and chin) and tends to dry out in the area of the cheeks. It can be due to genetic hormonal factors or hormone levels that affect the amount and location of lipids, which are unevenly distributed on the skin.

If you have combination skin, it is recommended to use products rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients that help maintain healthy and balanced skin, Planthia products are rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory active ingredients of natural origin. Most beauty experts recommend using a different type of cleaning at each moment of the day, it is recommended to use foaming products in the morning to remove the production of fat, PURE cleansing foam it is ideal for this type of care. At night it is recommended to use a toner and moisturizer to replenish the moisture your skin needs.

Sensitive skin:

It is characterized by being more easily irritable and reactive than normal skin. The most common causes of this type of skin are the destruction of the natural protective barrier of the skin, acne, the abuse of antibiotics, and some ingredients found in skin care products, such as detergents and allergens.

If you have sensitive skin, we recommend you hydrate it and protect it from the sun daily, in addition to using beauty products and cosmetics adapted to sensitive skin, without perfumes, without alcohol, or preservatives.

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