Normal Skin Type
It can be hard to define normal skin types and characteristics, as they are made up of a degree of expectations. When it comes to normal skin, the individual generally doesn’t describe their skin as oily or dry. When oiliness and dryness are present, it’s rare and tends to be easy to get rid of or resolve. When it comes to pore size, normal skin types feature small pores that are not engorged or easily visible. Normal skin doesn’t normally have a great excess of shine, and it also doesn’t tend to be cracked or flaky. Normal skin types usually exhibit few lines and wrinkles, and the skin’s tone is generally even, with no marked blemishes.
Even if you have normal skin type with few blemishes, incorporating our tips for clear skin and following the right skin care regimen can keep your skin looking vibrant and healthy for the future. Normal skin is not a synonym for perfect skin and even those who characterize their skin as normal deal with the occasional blemish or other skin issues. Skin changes over time as well, meaning those that have no skin problems currently could potentially develop issues with age and life events, including pregnancy and menopause. If your hormone levels change for any reason, or you happen to use a product that your skin is sensitive to, you may experience a hormonal acne breakout.
Those with a normal skin type should use products that don’t make their skin feel overly greasy and avoid products that cause excessive dryness. While normal skin types require less maintenance than other skin types, it’s important to remain consistent with a regular skin care product like BioClarity that’s gentle on the skin but provides the key ingredients to keep your epidermis looking and feeling its best.
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Dry Skin Type
What Causes Dry Skin?
The cause of dry skin can be attributed to a variety of factors. For some, dry skin is hereditary, as genetic predispositions can affect the amount of sebum produced in the skin’s oil glands. Sebum is responsible for keeping our skin soft and supple.
Many assume that dry skin is due to a lack of moisture, but the water content of dry skin is generally found in similar levels to that of oily skin. Adding water to dry skin is actually counterproductive to treating this skin condition.
The Importance of Moisturizer for Dry Skin
Finding a moisturizer that helps your skin replenish its vibrancy is essential. It’s important to keep up with a regular regimen of skin care with gentle products like BioClarity’s acne treatment system, made up of naturally derived ingredients. Those with dry skin often suffer from slight allergic reactions and tend to benefit from creams instead of lotions when it comes to moisturizers, as they contain more oil, making it thicker and more moisturizing. The more oil found in a moisturizer, the better it can absorb throughout the epidermis’ barriers to help hydrate the tissue. Before adding a daily moisturizer to your skin regimen, make sure to test it on a small portion of your skin to ensure you don’t have an allergic reaction.
Hydrate - Skin Smoothie
Packed with soothing nutrients and lush with moisture, it's the drink thirsty cells crave. Hydrate is specifically formulated to hydrate acne prone and sensitive skin.
Use twice daily, or as needed, to restore hydration to the skin. If using with the BioClarity system, apply after BioClarity Restore Gel, step 3. Lightweight, breathable, quick absorbing, never oily or shiny.
Oily Skin Type
Those with oily skin tend to notice a great deal of shine on their face, and may deal with terrible acne breakouts.
What Causes Oily Skin?
You've probably asked yourself: Why do I have oily skin? Oily skin is the result of both genetic factors and hormonal changes experienced in an individual’s lifetime. Those with a genetic predisposition to active oil glands produce a higher amount of sebum, an oily substance created to help keep the skin soft and hydrated. This oil flows from inside the epidermis to the surface of the skin through pores and hair follicles. When the body experiences a fluctuation in hormone levels, it signals the production of androgens, a male hormone present in both men and women.
The production of androgens stimulates an increase in sebum production, but when an excess of this oil is produced, it can expand the size of the skin’s pores and result in blockages that become pimples and other acne blemishes. Oily skin is more prone to acne breakouts, and may feature a plethora of blackheads, whiteheads, and pustules or papules. Your pores may be more visible because of their size expansion, and your skin may appear greasy throughout the day. If you wear makeup, you may find it slides off quite easily.
How to Care for Oily Skin
Many individuals struggling with oily skin head straight for products that promise to dry out the skin, like acne treatments that contain harsh ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, but this can actually be counterproductive. Drying ingredients may trigger your skin to work harder at producing more oil, resulting in oilier skin.
It’s important to lightly exfoliate oily skin, as the buildup of oil can cause dead skin cells to become trapped in the pores and lead to acne blemishes. While you may be tempted to reach for harsher products and rough loofas, it’s important to use products that contain gentle exfoliators, like the salicylic acid found in BioClarity products. Salicylic acid is a natural exfoliant that gently sloughs off the dead skin cells that may result in pore blockages.
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Combination Skin Type
Combination skin features two or more different skin types on the face, and typically presents with dry and flaky skin on portions of the face, with excessive oil on others. Many mistakenly believe they have oily skin when they, in fact, have combination skin type. Unless an individual’s skin is oily all over, there are likely portions of skin that are dry or normal, which would qualify under combination skin.
Combination skin is the most common skin type, but it can be hard to identify and treat. The skin will often be shiny in the T-zone, which includes the forehead, nose, and chin. These areas tend to have more active oil glands than other parts of the face like the cheeks. Dealing with both dry and oily skin means finding the perfect skin care regimen that’s strong enough to exfoliate without irritating the skin.
Stick to Natural Ingredients
Those with combination skin often find that harsh, chemically based treatments like those that contain benzoyl peroxide can actually dry out the dry areas of their face and cause the oily areas to increase production of acne-causing excess sebum. BioClarity products contain natural extracts of green tea, cucumber, and chamomile to soothe the skin and calm inflammation.
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Sensitive Skin Type
Sensitive skin types may exhibit the characteristics of dry skin, oily skin, or combination skin, but they also deal with a great amount of redness and irritation. Normal skin types may also have sensitive skin, but these generally don’t overlap. Those with sensitive skin types should avoid harsh chemical-based skin care treatments, and can be caused by other skin conditions like rosacea or allergies. Sensitive skin is easily inflamed, so it’s important to choose the right natural skin care for sensitive skin to avoid any adverse reactions.
There are a variety of ways to classify skin beyond these main types. Dermatologists use a variety of different scales and classification systems, and when it comes to skin care and treatment, two schemas you’ll often come across include the Fitzpatrick Scale and a grading system that looks at the severity of acne.
Three steps to clearer skin!
- Step 1: Cleanse
- Step 2: Treat
- Step 3: Restore
Trade red for refreshed, itch for ease and shine for glow. Without doubt or fighting dirty.
Banish ick and oil with a nickel-sized dab of cleanser massaged into wet skin. Rinse with warm water, pat dry, and admire what’s revealed.
Clear skin tip
Use lukewarm water rather than hot water, which can lead to dry and irritated skin.
Our mighty mender adds salicylic acid to battle blemishes while ex-ing inflammation and shrinking pores.
Morning and evening, tap this powerful gel thinly over stressed areas with your fingertips and let it sink in. Watch troubles fade & texture begin to transform. Let the gel dry before moving on to Step 3.
Clear skin tip
This stuff is powerful so don’t overdo it. We recommend decreasing from using twice a day to once a day if you are experiencing any dryness or irritation.
A deeply nourishing form of chlorophyll that’s clean and green, never mean. This soothing complex corrects and protects, healing without harm.
Smooth one or two pumps of cool vitamin-rich refreshing Floralux all over your face & feel as vivid as you are.
Clear skin tip
Two pumps spread evenly to your face is all you need to leave your skin feeling soothed and refreshed.