In an all-digital era that offer photo editing or filters to beautify the appearance, it seems that having healthy, clean, and glowing skin in the real world is still everyone's dream. Plus, with the emergence of the glass skin trend which shows almost perfect skin without "spots" such as pimples, redness, and also pigmentation, almost everyone has started taking care of their skin.
Further, if you want to make sure that your skincare and treatments are working, let's get to know the signs of healthy and unhealthy skin through the following criteria:
1. Skin Tone
Keep in mind that all skin tones are beautiful. However, let's pay attention to the skin, is there any discolouration or differences in certain areas? The first fact, healthy skin should have even skin without redness or dark patches.
Moreover, healthy skin has a consistent skin tone; even skin tone indicates that the skin is well cared for, protected from the sun by the use of sunscreen or physical protectors like cloth, hats, or sunglasses. Meanwhile, unhealthy skin tends to appear to have patches of different colors. These spots can appear as red or dark patches. One of the most common signs of unhealthy skin is inflammation (usually appear read) or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
2. Skin Texture
The next criterion is to feel the texture of the skin. Generally, healthy skin will feel smooth and soft without bumps, pimples, and rough spots. Poor skin texture is an easily identifiable sign of unhealthy skin. When you touch and feel your skin, you will likely feel a rough, bumpy texture. Besides, a bumpy skin can be the beginning of the development of acne, comedo, both blackheads and whiteheads. If you find the condition of rough skin texture, it means that your skin needs to be cleaned regularly so that the pores are not clogged.If the clogged pores are left untreated, the pores can develop an overproduction of sebum leading to accumulation of natural skin oils that are prone to mixing with dirt to produce pimples.
3. Skin Sensation
The next is the sensation of the skin, when your skin condition is not healthy, the skin usually will give a signal that you can feel, such as an itchy, tight, sting and even a burning sensation. Those are the signs that the skin needs more attention. Also, those sensation can also occur when you apply a new product that can trigger an allergic reaction. The main sign of healthy is the skin will feel fine and comfortable.
4. Skin Hydration
The quality or condition of the skin can be determined through the hydration level of the skin. Healthy skin usually feels and looks fully hydrated, resulting in a smooth, moisturised, and supple skin look. Otherwise, when your skin is very dry, flaky, and itchy, these can be a sign that your skin's hydration is far from enough. Dry skin on the face will be very prominent in areas such as around the lips, nose, under and around the eyes.
Read more: Causes and Ways to Treat Dry Skin
FYI, skin needs to be properly moisturized from the outside by using moisturizing lotions or creams and from the inside by your water intake and proper diet.
5. Skin Appearance
If you have an even, smooth-textured skin tone without any weird sensations, healthy skin will reveal bright and radiant. Bright and radiant skin can be achieved with proper skin care, healthy habits, and naturally enriching foods. In contrast to skin that is unhealthy, skin tends to be rough-textured with discolored skin or an uncomfortable sensation, which can make the skin look dull and tired.
Note: Through the observations that have been made based on the signs above, many unhealthy skin problems can be prevented. Cleansing and moisturizing the skin properly, eating foods that provide nutrients to the skin, increasing water intake, and using quality skin care products that can help to solve the problems. If you have skin conditions and you can't solve them with a basic treatment at home, see the nearest dermatologist would be best answer. An expert can easily pinpoint the root cause of the problem and suggest the right solution for you.