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Ponceños, do you know your Skin Type?

Most of us don't realize that there is more than just one skin type. We ask ourselves why others' skin looks so good while ours... not so much. Well, that's because we each have different skin types and, thus, we must take care of it differently.


Dry skin

Usually, dry skin tends to look and feel rough, as well as feel tight in the morning. More so, it may appear dull and feel itchy. People with this type of skin tend to also have scaly or flakey patches.


It is recommended for people with this type of skin to:

  • Gently wash their face at least twice a day

  • Moisturize at least twice a day

  • Use warm water and limit bath time

  • Use a humidifier

  • Choose fabrics that are kind to their skin

Oily Skin

The skin of oily skinned people tends to feel slick to the touch and has a shiny appearance. The most common places for oil production tends to be in the T-zone and cheek area. The pores usually are larger and skin is prone to blackheads or acne.


It is recommended for people with this type of skin to:

  • Cleanse regularly

  • Limit alcohol use

  • Moisturize regularly

  • Reduce stress

  • Remove makeup before bed


Combination Skin

This type of skin is usually dry in some areas (particularly the cheeks) and oily in others (usually the T-zone), and pores are often enlarged in the nose. Although, there are other combinations one's skin can have. There's dry-combination, which often shows dry cheeks and a normal-to-oily T-zone. There's also oily-combination, which is basically an oily T-zone with dry-to-normal cheeks.


It is recommended for people with this type of skin to:

  • Choose a gentle cleanser

  • Avoid harsh soaps

  • Use a replenishing toner

  • Moisturize according to skin area

  • Exfoliate


Dehydrated Skin

This type of skin is visibly dry and it may have rough or flakey spots. However, it produces excessive sebum. As it produces a lot of oil, it can be often mistaken for oily skin. Thus, worsening the skin condition by utilizing drying products. Instead, it should be treated as dry skin. Its can cause itchiness, dullness, darker under-eye circles, sunken eyes, and increase the appearance of fine lines and surface wrinkles.


It is recommended for people with this type of skin to:

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine.

  • Exercise regularly.

  • Drink lots of water, especially after a workout.

  • Get plenty of sleep.

  • Eat hydrating foods.


Sensitive Skin

This type of skin reacts negatively to many products and often becomes very dry. Skin may become irritated, red or hot at touch. This skin is often itchy and has visible blotchiness.


It is recommended for people with this type of skin to:

  • Take short warm showers.

  • Avoid harsh astringents and exfoliants.

  • Use gentle, fragrance-free soap and laundry detergent.

  • Gently pat skin dry after a shower and apply moisturizer immediately.

  • Never use new products on all your skin, try it in a small area first.


Acne-Prone Skin

As the name states, this skin tye is prone to acne on its own or via contact of new products. Usually, it's texture is combination to oily that can be caused by either sensitivity or hormone imbalance.

It is recommended for people with this type of skin to:

  • Cleanse the skin.

  • Use an exfoliant.

  • Use toner.

  • Always wear moisturizer

  • Don't skip on SPF.


Normal Skin

This is the type of skin we all wish to have. It has a dewy appearance and barely any skin issues.

Although this is the case, it is always recommended to:

  • Have a daily routine.

  • Eat healthy.

  • Drink enough water.

  • Get enough sleep.

  • Always wear SPF.


What type of skin feels more like yours? Still not sure? We can help with that!


Our professionals are ready for your skin assessment and teach you how to take care of skin for a more beautiful look.


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