Skin biotypes

When we talk about the skin biotype we are referring to the biological pattern of our skin. It is necessary that before classifying the different biotypes of skin we understand that, on the surface of the skin, there is the hydrolipidic mantle, composed of a mixture of sebum and sweat that reach the surface of the skin through the pores. From there, the sebaceous glands continue to constantly produce sebum and sweat through the sweat glands.
skin biotypes
The classification of the different skin biotypes is related to these sweat and sebaceous secretions, There is an optimal balance of these two secretions that provides the skin surface with a regulated state of lubrication and moisturization. At the moment in which this is altered, it is possible to distinguish the different types of skin, but it must also be taken into account that individual factors and environmental factors also intervene that modify the characteristics of the skin, which is why there is a multiplicity of skin types. of biotypes.

But how many skin biotypes are there? From a cosmetic point of view, the following skin biotypes can be distinguished:

types of skin biotypes

Normal Skin (eudermic skin): You see thin, smooth, elastic skin. The general appearance is fresh and bright. In this type of skin, sebaceous secretions (sebum) and sweat secretions (water) are balanced and active, preventing the formation of wrinkles. It tolerates soaps well, does not flake and resists extreme temperatures.

This type of skin is not very common, but if you enjoy it, you need to maintain a cleansing routine and a good choice of skin care products.

Dry Skin (alipic skin): this type of skin It produces less sebum than normal skin , it is very thin, tense and striated skin. It lacks the lipids that the skin needs to retain moisture and form a protective shield against external influences. This type of skin may present: peeling, rough appearance, feeling of tightness.

Dry skin is usually a type of skin that does not reflect vitality , this is because it fails to retain moisture, which can cause the appearance of expression lines. To eliminate these signs of dry skin, it is necessary to use moisturizing products to restore vitality to the skin. Additionally, you can include an exfoliation routine to eliminate pollution and dead cells, but it is important that it be done with gentle products as well as the type of makeup remover.

Oily skin: this type of skin presents sebaceous glands with overproduction of sebum and dilated hair orifices, brilliance, with thickened skin. Oily skin is prone to comedones (blackheads) and various forms of acne. In addition, this type of skin has a tendency to have a low tendency to the appearance of wrinkles, but an increased predisposition to the appearance of comedones.

This type of skin is very common, what you should keep in mind is cleanse your face at least twice a day and moisturize it constantly to help balance the amount of grease that can be generated and perform deep cleanings with professionals.

Mixed skin: It has parts with normal or dry areas with other oily areas. It is distinguished by its shiny appearance in the “T” zone, that is, in the chin, nose and forehead area ; and the cheeks are normal or dry. The oilier parts of combination skin are due to hyperproduction of sebum.

To achieve a balance in this type of skin Regular use of moisturizers and mild cleansers is recommended. that will help you have more nourished and clean skin.

Sensitive skin: It presents contact reactions more easily than the rest. It requires a lot of care , since it can present irritations, it can be very oily or very dry and it tends to flake. The biggest drawback is its sensitivity to stimuli such as cosmetics, temperature change and other treatments.

Applying tonics that help minimize skin irritation, with active ingredients such as chamomile, are ideal for treating this biotype. and you should avoid using harsh cleaners that contain alcohol or fragrances. If dermatological treatments are chosen, the dermatologist decides what is best for each particular case.
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It is essential that the biotype be taken into account, since it is one for each person, This will help take care of the skin correctly, The use of an inappropriate product can be harmful or can alter it , once we are clear about our skin biotype we can define the type.

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Carolina Cardona Valencia, Social Communicator.
For Satori Beauty