The skin is very complex and we find that people are constantly misdiagnosing their skin type and skin condition.
What is the difference?
Skin type is what we are genetically born with. If you have large pores in the T-zone portion of your face, you are most likely oily in that area, which gives you combination skin. If you have really small pores all over, you are probably dry.
Regardless of any claims made by cosmetic companies or professionals, you cannot change your pore size. As we said, it is genetic and embedded in your DNA. However, there are ingredients and products that can help minimize the appearance of your pores.
(Note: When examining your pores, never take into consideration the size of the pores on your nose. It is very rare when someone, regardless of skin type, does not complain of the pores in this area because they are typically larger here.)
However, your skin condition or concern could influence your skin type. Your skin condition is susceptible to external influencers and changes in:
- your environment (including weather and pollution)
- sun damage
- and age
Taking all of these aspects into consideration makes you and your skin type and condition unique. From here, it is a process of elimination.
When everything is taken into account, you will be able to more accurately determine what product you need to use - or avoid.
Stay posted on the next post further explaining this topic!
To be continued…