Skin Type Vs. Skin Condition
Often, we see our skin characterized into "types." For example, combination, normal, oily, dry, or sensitive. However, this only covers half of our skin's narrative. More and more, we are drifting away from only focusing on skin types and moving towards looking into imbalances in the skin, understanding its ecosystem, and how our microbiome plays a role in balancing it. And by identifying skin conditions instead of boxing them into a particular type, we can expect to see optimal results. Skin conditions often include scarring, acne, dehydration, rosacea, eczema, or broken capillaries. Therefore, tailoring your skincare regimen around balancing or improving these conditions may help you see faster results.