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Why your skin type changes

When you know what your skin type is, you can give it the love and care it deserves.

That’s why it’s essential to identify your skin type so that you can use the best skincare products to match.

However, what many people don’t know is that certain factors can cause your skin type to change temporarily.

Here are some of the most common reasons for this:

Stress

Stress can cause havoc on your mental and physical health, but it can also have an impact on your skin. Sometimes you’ll notice a zit that appeared overnight, which could be as a result of stress. This is because when you’re stressed, your body produces an excess amount of cortisol (main stress hormone) and reacts to this by producing more androgen hormones - which leads to more oil production, causing your skin to be oilier than usual.

Seasonal changes

Seasonal changes can take a toll on your skin. When we shift from summer to winter, humidity and temperature drop, so people who have normal skin tend to experience dry skin when this happens. However, when we shift from winter to summer and humidity increases, people with normal and combination skin can experience oily skin, as their skin adapts to the new temperatures.

Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, your body naturally produces more androgens, and this can cause the glands in your skin to produce more oil. The oil can clog your pores and lead to breakouts. However, breakouts are most common in the first and second trimester, and most women find their skin going back to normal shortly after giving birth.

Menopause

According to WebMD, on average women enter menopause between the ages of 40 and 50. With this comes a decline in the production of estrogen, the hormone responsible for stimulating the formation of skin-smoothing collagen and oils. As menopause approaches, most women start to have dry skin.

The best way to recapture your youth and restore moisture to your skin is using anti-ageing face care products such as POND’S Age Miracle range. The range works deep inside the layers of skin to reduce lines, wrinkles and age spots.

If you ever find that your skin type is changing, remember that it’s normal for our skin to go through a few changes. Just make sure you continue to give it the best care by using the right products.