Knowing your skin type is vital in order to make the right decision
about a skin care product or treatment. The first step is to determine your
skin type so that you can match it with the best recommended product to improve
your look and slow the skin aging process.
The basic skin types include normal, combination, oily, dry and
sensitive. Did you know your skin type can change over time? So the normal,
supple skin you have in your 20’s can change to be dry and dull in your
40’s. Don’t get too stressed about your
changing skin, there’s plenty you can do with a proper skincare routine.
Below we have listed exactly what each skin type is and what
it’s supposed to look like. With this
information, you should have a better understanding and idea of what skin type
Skin types vary depending upon a few factors.
*Water content, which affects your skin’s comfort and elasticity
*Oil content, which affects your skin’s softness
Normal skin type
Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily. This is the least problematic type. It has:
*Little to no imperfections
*No severe sensitivity
*Barely visible pores
*A radiant complexion
*Feels elastic & supple
Combination skin type
Many people have this skin type, as it’s the most common. Combination skin type can be dry or normal in
some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin).
Combination skin can produce:
*Overly dilated pores
Dry Skin Type
Dry skin is prone to aging and irritation. When exposed to drying factors, skin can
crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed.
Dry skin can produce:
*Rough & flaky texture
*More visible lines
Oily Skin Type
Oily skin can be problematic - it usually looks greasy and tends
to break into acne. Oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the
weather. For example, too much exposure
to heat or humidity in the summer can make oily skin worse.
Oily skin can produce:
*dull or shiny, thick complexion
*blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes
Sensitive Skin Type
This skin type is the most fragile. Sensitive skin is usually very dry and easily
becomes inflamed and irritated. If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what
your triggers are so you can avoid them.
You may have sensitive skin for a variety of reasons, but often it’s in
response to particular skin care products.
Sensitive skin can show up as: