skin care lecture.EPISODE 1

They are 5 major skin types: *Oily skin:* Oily skin has excess sebum(oil) and tends to shine all over. Breakouts and acne are common and so are pimples, spots, blackheads and whiteheads. Make up tends to come off easily. Oily skin needs hydration as much as any other skin type. Oiliness and hydration are not the same thing. *Normal skin:* Does not really suffer from any specific conditions, it is, as the name suggests, normal. *Combination Skin:* Its main characteristic is that it is oily in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) and dry or normal around the cheeks. The pores are enlarged, whereas cheeks tend to dry out and flake. *Dry Skin:* It looks very smooth, not shiny and has very small, non visible pores. Make-up stays on very well. The skin feels tight after cleansing with water and/or, when exposed to cold, tends to crack, peel and lines become visible. Using a cleansing milk instead of a wash is recommended to avoid a “pulling sensation” and apply a nourishing mask twice a week. *Sensitive skin:* Tends to react and get irritated very easily. Seasonal changes, sun exposure and certain ingredients are amongst the things that can trigger a reaction which can take the form of dryness, redness, itching or a burning sensation. It needs to be cared for as much as any other skin type but with the right skincare products. *It is recommended to use skincare products with a low fragrance content and avoid wash gels.* It is also important to note that the skin reacts to changes in the environment and climate. A hot and humid climate might turn your skin oilier whereas working in an air conditioned environment might turn it drier. Different seasons also affect how the skin looks and feels. We therefore suggest you adapt your skincare routine accordingly.