You’re one of the lucky ones to have that normal skin. But, what actually is “normal skin”?
Well, with all the skincare advice on the internet intending to fix or control your skin type or skin concern, you’re one of those that doesn’t have to worry about any of those.
Your main task is to maintain your skin concern, which many would consider being very fortunate. So, let’s get to know more about this jackpot.
What is Normal Skin?
Normal skin refers to skin that is well-balanced – neither too dry nor too oily. It has a regular texture, minimal imperfections and a soft appearance. Due to its well-balanced nature, normal skin can tolerate most things without overreacting.
The sebaceous gland under your pores produces natural oils to keep skin hydrated and moist. This oil is called sebum. When skin is well-balanced – it creates just enough sebum to keep skin healthy, without it overflowing with oil. It’s the Goldilocks of skin types – just enough sebum to keep skin hydrated and happy, not too little for skin to feel dry and flaky.
Dr Rhea Souhleris Grous – a licenced aesthetician and frequent contributor to industry-leading online beauty outlet Byrdie – agrees: “Normal skin is in balance in terms of oil and water,”
“As a result, it does not feel too dry or too oily and is generally low maintenance.”
How Can I Identify Normal Skin?
You can learn how to determine your skin type in our previous article here, and trust me, it’s straightforward. Normal skin type characteristics include:
✅ Doesn’t feel too oily nor too dry, the perfect balance of both.
✅ Radiant appearance.
✅ No/minimal blemishes or redness.
✅ Texture that is smooth and soft.
✅ Pores are not very visible or appear small.
Tick off all of this normal skin characteristics checklist? Ding ding ding! Congrats, you have normal skin!
Do I Still Need a Skincare Routine Even If I Have Normal Skin?
Normal skin does not mean that you never see any issues.
Skin is a living, breathing organ that changes and reacts to the environment so you can experience dryness, oiliness and even occasional breakout. A good skincare routine can help maintain and protect the skin, and address specific concerns when they do pop up.
Dr. Grous advises: “It’s important to note that breakouts and dry patches are possible in all skin types and are not an abnormal experience.”
Your skin type still needs daily attention to keep your skin looking the best. Treat your skin well, and it will treat you well in return.
Related: Skincare School: How to Start a Skincare Routine.
How Do I Maintain Normal Skin?
Maintaining can be challenging if you’re overthinking, so let’s make it simple with just three must-have steps — cleanse, moisturise and apply sunscreen daily.
When you wash your face daily, you’re getting rid of the dirt, pollutants and other bacteria which can lead to acne. The sunscreen protects you from ageing faster, and moisturiser helps your skin stay hydrated.
If you’re feeling fancy, you can consider exfoliating. Since normal skin rarely reacts badly when you try new products, you can either do physical or chemical exfoliation. But, the primary function of exfoliating is it removes dead skin cells, blackheads or whiteheads. You can maintain your ideal skin texture by the end of the day.
Play Safe with These Ingredients
As I mentioned before, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine for normal skin. There is a possibility that you would react to specific products, so look out for these ingredients to maintain a good complexion and youthful skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides: Boost hydration and water retention.
- Panthenol: A provitamin B5 that offers excellent hydration.
- Salicylic acid: Balances the skin and helps with acne.
- Niacinamide: Help with redness, acne, oil control and balancing skin tone.
- Vitamin C: In its purest form, it is also known as Ascorbic Acid or L-Ascorbic Acid, and can help lighten dark spots and even out skin tone.
There you have it! You can consider the five best skincare ingredients for normal skin when purchasing any new products.
Are you still confused about your skin type? Try the myeppo skin quiz for free! After five minutes with 14 questions, you can start to explore a skincare routine that suits your skin type.