Difference between skin types and skin conditions
What is the Difference between Skin Type and Skin Condition?
Our skin is very complex. With all of the information there is to know about skin and how to take care of it, it’s not surprising that so many people confuse their skin type with a skin condition.
Skin type is what we are genetically born with. It can be determined by the amount of oil secreted by your skin, the size of your pores and the texture of your skin. Because your skin type is embedded in your DNA, it cannot be changed. It can only be managed and controlled with the use of the correct skin care products.
A skin condition, on the other hand, refers to what is happening to your skin. It can be caused by both internal and external factors, such as the environment, your diet, stress levels, medication, hormones and age.
Unlike skin types, a skin condition can be changed and treated. But, just like your skin type, a skin condition can also determine and affect which products to add to your skin care regimen.
You can have any combination of skin conditions. Skin conditions include: dehydration, acne, aging, sun damage, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, pigmentation and many more.
Knowing your skin is the first step to achieving great skin. How sure are you that you’re using the best moisturiser to suit your skin needs?