Dry Skin vs. Oily Skin

dry skin vs. oily skinMaybe this is one of those “the grass is always greener…” situations, but no matter what your skin type, you always assume that someone with the opposite skin type has it so much better than you. Example: individuals with dry skin wish they had moister skin and would likely even settle for oily skin if they had to. On the other side of the coin, people with oily skin would love to have the problems that people with dry skin have if it meant no longer having oily skin. Truth be told, there are perks to both types of skin! There are also products on the market that can help you with virtually any skin problem.

How to Care for Dry Skin

Of course you want to make sure that you keep your skin clean, but in the case of someone with dry skin, washing your face too frequently can be detrimental. Moisturizing, on the other hand, is essential. Dry skin, whereas not necessarily being prone to pimples, tends to be prone to wrinkles, creases, and lines. And once the skin gets too dry, it can look and feel scaly. A moisturizing regiment is strongly recommended for those with dry skin – but be careful not to over moisturize. A good product to use is Skintrium’s F&F Encapsulated Infused Hydration for its skin plumping, hydrating results.

Dry Skin Has Its Benefits

So you have dry skin, do you? It could be worse. It does, in fact, require less care than oily skin. Here are a couple of perks for sufferers of dry skin:

  • Dirt doesn’t stick to dry skin as easily as it does to oily skin. Blocked pores, therefore, will be less of a problem.
  • Blackheads, spots, and pimples will plague you far less than they do a person with oily skin. You may still get them but on a far less serious level.

How to Care for Oily Skin

Taking care of oily skin is, without a doubt, a major undertaking. Unfortunately, if you don’t work hard to keep your skin in good condition, the consequences can be very undesirable. You must be extremely careful to keep your skin as clean as possible. And to avoid new breakouts of acne, your pores must be kept free and clear – no blockages. But as long as you maintain good hygiene, don’t let your skin get too oily or two dirty, the condition is manageable. A good product for sufferers of oily skin is Skintrium’s F&F  Pigment Reduce Physical Face Smoother for its deep cleaning, resurfacing, and exfoliating properties.

Oily Skin Has Its Perks – Believe It or Not!

Yes, it’s true, there are actually a couple of advantages to having oily skin.

  • Individuals with oily skin will likely not develop wrinkles until much later than their friends with dry skin. It will of course wrinkle eventually, but the onset will be considerably delayed.
  • Your friends with dry skin are constantly moisturizing – you, on the other hand, do not need to moisturize as often (if ever). Think of the money you’ll save on manufactured moisturizers. You have a natural moisturizer built right in.

So now you can see, both skin types have needs, disadvantages, and advantages all their own. Regardless of the type of skin with which you have been blessed, the main thing is to take good care of it. Keep it clean, use sunscreen, moisturize as needed, and use the most appropriate products you can find for your specific skin type.