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The A B C’s of Weather-Changing Skin Care

Rising and falling temperatures, daily conditions, and natural skin color and texture are all major factors when it comes to maintaining healthy skin.

Rising and falling temperatures, daily conditions, and natural skin color and texture are all major factors when it comes to maintaining healthy skin. You can determine what type of skin you have by analyzing your daily environment and activities, climate, and genetics.

Types of Skin

OILY skin secretes natural substances that make the face look greasy or shiny. Pores are larger and the skin is more susceptible to breakouts after cleansing.

DRY skin has smaller pores and does not produce enough moisture on its own. Drier skin tends to flake and sheds noticeably in cooler temperatures making one’s complexion look dull or pale.

COMBINATION skin is the most common type, and oddly enough, the most troublesome. The nose, chin, and forehead are prone to produce an excess amount of moisture while the cheeks and around the eyes are dry and sometimes irritated.

NORMAL skin fluctuates during the seasons. During the warmer months, perspiration with only a moderate amount of oil penetrates through the open pores in your skin. And in colder climates, the body produces just enough moisture to protect the top layer of skin from mild winds.

Whatever dermal condition you consider yourself as having, remember that all skin is sensitive in some way or another and should be dealt with in a fragile manner, says Texas Dermatologist Margo Lewis.

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