You may have thought that everyone has the same skin type but this just isn’t true. There are many different skin types and they all act differently with varying needs and care. Knowing what skin type you are and how to care for your skin can help it look healthy and beautiful. There are also ways to reduce the impact of skin issues so your skin can look as gorgeous as you want it to be.

What different skin types are there?

There are four main types of skin, which differ accordingly. These include ‘normal’ skin, dry skin, oily skin and combination skin. There are other types of skin that can appear in combination with these 4 main types. These other skin types include sensitive, red and sun damaged skin, which can be problematic for some individuals

‘Normal’ skin is balanced without being too oily or too dry. Oily skin is porous and produces too much seborrhea giving the skin an oily shine. Dry skin is the opposite and can produce a flaky texture. Combination skin has a combination of the above skin types.

Why you need to know your skin type

Depending on your skin type will depend on how you care for your skin and what Canberra skin treatment you can use. This is especially the case for red, sensitive or sun damaged skin as the wrong treatment can lead to disastrous side effects.

Knowing your skin type allows you to choose products suited to you and allows you to establish a routine that will bring out that healthy glow we all look for. However, if you have been using the wrong treatments on your skin, which has damaged it, then repairing it is the first step you must take before a proper care routine can be established.

How you can treat skin issues

At our Canberra skin clinic we treat damaged, sensitive and red skin with various treatments to help make your skin healthy again. Our SRA pigmentation reduction is excellent for reducing acne, sun damage and age spots. In comparison, our skin resurfacing treatment is great for acne scarring, pigmentation reduction and rough skin.

You can improve your skin by booking a Canberra skin treatment at our Canberra skin clinic on (02) 6239 7347