Allow CNP Laboratory to go through the journey of healthy skin with you today – identify your skin type to know which products suit you best!
Understanding Your Skin
The human skin goes through a series of changes throughout our life cycle, most of the time we are born with normal skin that has little or no issues. Every ten years our skin changes, and when the time comes our skin tends to act out in different ways such as a persistent breakout, itching, or becoming easily irritated to certain ingredients. This does not mean that the products we have been using have become poorer in quality, instead it’s a simple indicator that we have sadly, grown out of that specific range of products under a brand that we swore by all these time. A little understanding to how our skin behaves goes a long way to help achieve healthy skin and at the same time allow us to age gracefully with the brands we love. Read more to find out more about the various differences between acne-prone, oily, combination, dehydrated, dry, and matured skin!
How do I know if I have acne-prone skin?
Getting one or two pimples every now and then is normal throughout our life cycle, sometimes a small amount of breakout when using a new product can also be an indicator of the skin getting used to certain ingredients and this does not mean that you are acne-prone. Individuals with multiple pimples occurring on their cheeks and forehead on the other hand fall under the acne-prone group, they are not generally restricted to an age group but can be easily identified first from either having oily skin, or easily clogged pores.
Recommended Products: Acne/ Pores
What should acne-prone skin types look out for?
Acne-prone oily skin types are recommended to use products containing BHA (Beta-Hydroxy Acids) such as Salicylic Acids or Papaya Enzyme (Papain) to help the skin exfoliate and relieve sebum build-up while at the same time treating acne. When first introducing the skin to Salicylic Acids, acne-prone skin types may see more pimples surfacing in the first few days, this is natural as the skin is purging.
I have occasional acne occurring every now and then, can I use products with Salicylic Acids?
If one does not fall under the acne-prone group, he/she should avoid using the products containing Salicylic Acids as the skin may get used to or adapt to the ingredient and when the real breakout occurs, it may become even harder to treat and care for. Take note that BHA is also generally recommended for oily skin types. The A-Clean Series is designed for treating acne problems in acne-prone skin types, once acne is treated and lessened, you may start introducing the skin to products suitable for oily skin types. You may also consider acne treatment products for time-to-time occurring blemishes to keep your skin in check.
Recommended Products: Targeted Treatment
Products suitable for Acne-Prone Skin
How do I know if I have oily skin?
Oily skin types tend to be individuals who fall under the age groups of 15 – 25 years old, excessive oil shine occurs on almost every part of the face. In most scenario the oil glands on the face are simply naturally more active but in general well hydrated. Another method to identify oily skin is when you also have an oily scalp as the scalp and facial skin are largely similar.
Recommended Products: Oily/ Combination
What should oily skin types look out for?
Mattifying products are commonly used by oily skin types to counter the excess oil production, hence gentle exfoliation is recommended so that there are less instances for dead skin to build up and result in clogged pores, which then lead to acne occurrence.
While oily skin types tend to rely on drying cleansers or clay masks to strip the skin of excess oil, take extra care not to do so too often as it may result in dehydrated skin. If your skin feels tight after using a foaming cleanser, you might instead belong to the dehydrated skin or combination skin type.