Balanced Skin

This is the elusive holy grail of skin type that is generally present in many areas of the body, like arms and legs, especially in those individuals who do not generally expose those areas much; however, it is not as common as dry or oily skin types. It is characteristically universal as far as its ability to use products that are indicated for all types of skin, such as body lotions. But just because skin is balanced, doesn’t mean that you don’t need to care for it properly.

Without proper cleansing your pores can still get clogged up. Eventually, the clogged pores become enlarged which could give rise to the occasional zit. You know, the one that suddenly shows up at the worst time when we need perfect skin the most.

Tips and Pitfalls

Just because your skin seems to naturally produce the right amount of oil to maintain your skin’s barrier, doesn’t mean that it cannot use help, so always proper moisturize. And just like the two other types of skin (dry and oily), hydration is always crucial to keep that youthful elasticity and glow.

Always follow the basic steps of routine skincare:

    1. Cleanse
    2. Tone
    3. Hydrate
    4. Moisturize
    5. Protect

There are more factors than just oil production that contribute to acne or acne-like signs (pollutants, dirt, hormonal changes, stress, sweat accumulation…), so it is very important for your skin to maintain its balance. Wash it twice everyday and preferably with a mild cleanser at least once a day (best at night). The same applies to moisturization. Our skin’s barrier is not as good at protecting naturally and any help you can give it will always be welcome. Always, always, spare no effort in properly hydrate with a hyaluronic acid water-based serum.

 

Active Ingredients

The good news is, if you are fortunate enough to have mostly balanced skin, you get to be the envy of all skincare junkies. that means you have the luxury of trying different ingredients without much concern that you will end with more zits, irritation or flaking. I will have more to share with you in an upcoming blog article about “experimental” ingredients.

Author

  • Dr. Marta

    Supported by a BSc. in Chemistry, MS in Polymer Science and doctorate in Polymer Chemistry, Dr. Marta began a fifteen-year journey into the health and beauty industry ultimately leading to the founding of “dr. mp”, a company dedicated to among other things, formulating skincare products for private labels. She is the author of many informative blog articles.

    marta@mpazos.com