Understand your skin | Matinata

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What age are you?

Which answer best describes your lifestyle?

How would you describe your skin at this moment?

Combination
&
oily skin

Combination
&
oily skin

Following your answers, your skin is oily or combination.

At your 20's factors like hormonal imbalance, stress and an unhealthy diet contributes to oily/combination skin

At your 30's or 40's combination to oily skin can occur due to hormonal imbalances, improper skincare and it is also affected by the hectic lifestyle and bad habits of modern life.

Combination to oily skin can be the result of many factors: skin dehydration, hormonal changes, sun exposure, air-conditioned interiors. It is also characterized by some visible signs: larger pores in T-zone (nose, forehead and chin), the skin is smooth but oily to touch. Combination to oily skin overproduces lipids in T-zone and underproduce in other zones.

Such a skin type requires gentle cleansing without compromising the skin’s protective barrier. Ditch any harsh and sulfate-rich cleanser which basically remove oil from the skin and thus signal the skin to produce more oil.

In your skincare, look for natural humectants, natural oils rich in linoleic acid, anti-inflammatory ingredients that soothe the skin. Antioxidants protect the skin from damaging free radicals while boosting cell repair, stimulate collagen production, and preventing the formation of wrinkles.

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Combination & oily skin

Dry &
dehydrated skin

Dry &
dehydrated skin

Following your answers, your skin is dry to dehydrated. Dry and dehydrated skin frequently go hand-in-hand and may arise with the season (winter) or environmental factors that dry it out, ageing or genetics.

Dehydrated skin is often a consequence of our life habits. The skin is more prone to dehydration and dryness if you spend a lot of time outdoors or in air-conditioned spaces such as offices.

There are some visual signs: rough texture, flakiness, visible lines, red patches. Dry skin may have lost the ability to regulate moisture in the upper layers of skin due to lack of skin-loving lipids, so it usually occurs with dehydration.

Such a skin type is cured by the right lifestyle choices and ingredients that repair the skin barrier.

In your skincare, look for natural humectants that draw moisture to your skin, natural oils and butters with essential fatty acids that shield the skin from moisture loss enhanced with all-natural antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the skin from harmful free radicals while stimulating cell repair, collagen production, and preventing wrinkles.

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Dehydrated
skin

Dehydrated
skin

Following your answers, you have dehydrated skin. Unlike dry skin that primarily lacks in oils, dehydrated skin needs hydration to achieve its balance and beauty. This is not considered as a skin type but as a skin condition.

Dehydrated skin can often be a consequence of our life habits. Your skin will be more prone to dryness if you like to stay outdoors or if you spend a lot of time in air-conditioned spaces such as offices or planes.

It is characterized by visible signs of dehydration such as itchiness, dull-looking skin, uneven tone, more noticeable fine lines. It can occur due to many factors, most commonly due to our modern lifestyle, such as prolonged sitting in air-conditioned offices or prolonged stay outdoors. Therefore, at the transition from summer to autumn or from winter to spring, we tend to dehydrate because of staying in the sun, ie staying in heated spaces.

Such a skin condition is relatively easy to treat with the right lifestyle changes and can achieve its natural balance with proper care.

In your skincare, it is good to look for natural humectants such as glycerin, natural betaine, hyaluronic acid, sodium lactate and sodium PCA  that draw and retain moisture in the skin. Natural oils and butters protect the skin from moisture loss. And most importantly, look for a facial cleanser that doesn't strip the skin protective barrier.

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Normal skin

Normal skin

Following your answers, you have normal skin. Fortunately, this type of skin is easy to care for, but it does not mean you can neglect it.

It is easiest to take care of this skin type - it is enough to introduce healthy daily routines of cleansing, prepping and caring with a comprehensive, holistic approach to a healthier lifestyle. Nature will take care of everything else on its own. Balanced skin does not need much.

In skincare, look for natural humectants that draw and retain moisture to your skin. Natural oils and butters protect the skin from moisture loss. Look for antioxidants that provide protection from harmful free radicals while stimulating cell repair, collagen production and preventing wrinkles. And most importantly, look for a facial cleanser that doesn’t break down the skin’s protective barrier.

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