Whether we’re aware of it or not, when it comes to skin care, we’re all constantly striving for balance — aka skin that’s perfectly hydrated, even, clear and radiant. When anything disrupts that balance, the result is skin that’s not quite as beautiful or as comfortable to live in as it could be.
“Balanced skin should look great with or without makeup. It has glow, consistency in color, tone, reflects light evenly and is smooth,” notes Dr. Ava Shamban, a board-certified dermatologist based in Beverly Hills, California. “Basically, it is performing its functions optimally and is getting what it needs and giving you its best in return.”
Read on for some of the biggest signs your skin is unbalanced and get some advice from dermatologists on how to fix it.
This article originally appeared on TotalBeauty.com