Understanding your skin type is the first step to crafting an effective skincare routine that promotes a healthy complexion. Dr. Michaela Arens Corell, Head of the Medical-Scientific Department at Sebamed, underscores the importance of dermatologists globally advocating for a pH balance of 5.5 to ensure optimal skin health. Whether your skin is oily, dry, sensitive, or a combination of both, selecting products designed for your specific needs is crucial.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr. Corell emphasises that dermatologists can offer valuable insights into your skin’s requirements. The key to achieving radiant and healthy skin lies in choosing products with knowledge and precision. Tulsi Gosai, Co-Founder at Akihi, echoes this sentiment, stating that skincare is not just about aesthetics but also about feeling good in your own skin.
Gosai provides a comprehensive guide to assist in making informed choices for your skincare:
- Know Your Skin Type: Identify whether your skin is oily, dry, combination, sensitive, or normal. This awareness guides your product selection.
- Ingredient Awareness: Read product labels, focusing on natural, plant-based, and vegan options for gentle and effective skincare.
- Customise Your Routine: Tailor your daily routine with cleansers, serums, and moisturisers that address your skin’s unique needs.
- Consistency is key: regularly use chosen products, allowing time for them to work, and avoid frequent switches.
- Sunscreen is Non-Negotiable: Regardless of your skin type, prioritise sunscreen to defend against premature ageing and skin damage.
- Seek professional advice: Consult a dermatologist if uncertain about your skin type or specific concerns for invaluable insights.
- Hydration is essential. Stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water for better-looking and feeling skin.
- Mindful Living: Reduce stress, prioritise sleep, and maintain a balanced diet—lifestyle factors significantly impact skin health.
By combining these skincare practices with personalised knowledge, individuals can embark on a journey towards radiant and healthy skin, enhancing both appearance and well-being.