We all know that skincare is important, but do you pay enough attention to the proper ways in which you should care for your skin specifically?
Reckless adoption of incompatible skincare routines and the consumption or usage of ill-suited skincare products can easily lead to your efforts not paying off, or even making things worse for your skin.
Knowing your skin type should thus be the first, defining step you take when it comes to skincare. But how do you identify your skin type?
We at Sato Pharmaceutical know exactly how tricky such a task can be. That is why we have put together this article for you, detailing the nuances of each skin type such that you can accurately identify yours and tailor your skincare routine to match it.
- regular texture
- little to no imperfections
- pores that are barely visible
- no severe sensitivity
- radiant complexion
There is no special care needed for those with a normal skin type. However, the basics should still be adhered to for healthy skin.
This means cleansing, moisturizing, applying sunscreen when needed, and nourishing your skin with antioxidants such as Vitamin C (some of the best Japanese vitamins for this are Hakubi White C Tablets and the Hakubi White C Drink).
- dry texture and tightness of skin
- red patches and more visible lines
- pores that are barely visible
- sensitive to infections if not properly managed
- dull, rough complexion
Dry skin requires additional care in terms of staying away from heavier skincare products that are oil-based or those containing drying ingredients such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.
Those with dry skin should also avoid exfoliating, which would further dry out the skin, and aim to cleanse the face only once per day.
Vitamin B nourishment is extremely important for those with dry skin, and can help prevent flakiness of skin, cracked lips, and dryness altogether. Products such as Japanese vitamin Hakubi B tablets do wonders in this regard.
- oily and heavily textured
- blackheads, pimples, and other blemishes
- enlarged, visible pores
- sensitive to clogging, heat, and humidity
- shiny, thick complexion
Oily skin requires additional care in terms of using gentler skincare products and cosmetics that are noncomedogenic.
Those with oily skin should avoid picking, popping or squeezing any pimples, and aim to cleanse the face no more than twice per day.
Oily skin types greatly benefit from Vitamin B and C nourishment, which can be easily obtained from the aforementioned Japanese supplements for your skin, as well as Hakubi Collagen Tablets which are not only formulated with collagen, but rich in both Vitamins B and C.
- exhibiting dry skin type characteristics in some areas and oily skin type in others
Those with combination skin should follow the above-outlined skincare guidelines for dry and oily skin where applicable.
Multi-masking—the applying of different masks to different areas of your skin—is also recommended for those with the combination skin type. It is a targeted and customised approach to caring for the T-zone and cheeks, which are distinct areas with nuanced needs.
Japanese supplements for your skin can also help you counteract vitamin B & C deficiencies that may underlie both dry and oily skin.
Adopt the Appropriate Skincare for Your Skin Type
So, now that you know how to determine your skin type, be sure to take the necessary steps to keep your skin healthy and radiant.