All skin types have different skin conditions and react to skincare treatments differently. Some skin conditions can have genetic components that cause them to manifest more in different skin types. Dermatologists study the skin and learn about all the different skin types to allow recommend the best treatments for each individual patient. Dr. Kwan is a renowned dermatologist and a leading expert inf ethnic skin and different skin types. This allows him to treat a wider variety of patients than other dermatologists.

How to Classify Skin

It is true that different ethnicities may pose different problems for skin treatments. If you have very light skin, then a dermatologist needs to be careful of using UV light rays on the skin for treatment as this can cause damage. If you have very dark skin, some treatments may not be suitable as they could dry out the skin more. Also, there are many different skin types such as dry, sensitive, oily, combination, and more. A lot of people with darker skin tend to have dryer skin which could steer them away from treatments that cause dryness and peeling. Dr. Kwan offers a range of cosmetic and medical dermatology for his patients and can choose the best treatments for each skin type and color.

Skin Types

Normal Skin Types

This is characterized by a smooth, even tone. This skin type is usually blemished free. It tolerates most skin care lotions, creams, and treatments well. A regular skin care regimen is usually enough to maintain healthy skin.

Dry Skin Types

Dry skin types lack moisture. During cold seasons, skin can often flake, chap, or crack. Overexposure to the sun and winds can aggravate the skin. Patients with this skin type should drink plenty of water and use a moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated.

Oily Skin Types

Oily skin is usually more prone to acne due to an excessive amount of oil secretions on the face. Skin can appear greasy. To manage oily skin, use cosmetics sparingly and only use oil-free products. It is important to wash skin once or twice a day and to avoid lotions and creams.

Combination Skin Types

This is a blend of oily and dry skin. Most people with this have an oily T-zone with a dry neck and cheeks. Different parts of the face may require different care. Applying a toner or anti-acne product on the oily parts is helpful to manage the oily skin while also using a mild moisturizer on the dry parts.

Talk to Dr. Kwan

Dr. Kwan is known for his expertise in different skin types and colors. This is important so that he can create a customized skin care plan for all of his patients. If you are dealing with a cosmetic or medical dermatology issue, contact Dr. Kwan for an appointment to resolve this. You can do so by calling the office at (415) 569-3868 or by filling out an online form.