Flawless, dewy, and wrinkle-free.
If I were to say there is no such thing as a normal skin, I wonder how many would agree with me.
You see, normal skin is abnormal, unless you are a new-born baby, that is.
It is very rare for an adult to have perfectly balanced skin, simply because there are so many intrinsic and extrinsic factors at play.
THE NORMAL SKIN TEST
- Your skin has never seen a pimple or breakout
- Your skin constantly maintains a healthy glow
- Your skin is naturally moisturised, neither too oily nor too dry
- There are no signs of premature ageing; you think crow’s feet are something that birds have
- The term “Oily T-Zone” means nothing to you; you’ve never seen a blackhead or white head
- You don’t have the slightest hint of hyperpigmentation or sun damage, which means you could possibly live in a cave
- You never have to blot your skin or touch up with powder throughout the day, and you think daily shine is something the sun does
- The little bit of oiliness or dryness you do experience is rare and easily resolved
- Your pores are not invisible, but they’re not enlarged or obvious either
If you have answered no to any of these questions then congratulations, you have hit the GENETIC JACKPOT, because normal skin is the exception not the rule.
Most skincare advice revolves around attempting to fix, minimize, or control whatever skin type or skin concern you’re struggling with. But what if you’re one of those lucky people who have truly normal skin, meaning no apparent skin concerns or problematic skin type to address, can you ditch your skincare routine for good?
The answer is a resounding no! Not unless you want to experience premature ageing, future sensitivity and breakouts.
TREATING NORMAL SKIN
We have learnt from my previous articles, that the balance of oil-to-water in the skin is the ultimate goal for healthy, youthful looking skin.
If you are lucky enough to have normal skin then you fall into this category, because your skin naturally produces the ideal amount of oil. This right balance of oil and water creates the acid mantle, a protective barrier that contains healthy micro-flora which provide important protection for your skin.
But our skin is a dynamic organ that is constantly changing, so it should never be taken for granted. Maintaining your skin is key, and we can do this by feeding it the right ingredients topically and delivering the right amount of moisture.
So, how do you maintain your normal skin? It’s all about addressing and getting in front of all the problems you don’t currently see on your face. Because having normal skin doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t or won’t have skincare concerns in the future.
The good news is, I have created an entire article on how to keep the right oil to water ratio intact which you can read all about here, so you can maintain your skin health for now and many years to come.