Skin types include normal, oily, dry and sensitive. Some people also have a combination skin type which consists of more than 1 skin type in areas of their skin.
Your skin type can change over time e.g.: younger people are more likely than older people to have a normal skin type.
Skin types vary depending upon factors such as:
- Water content, which affects your skin’s comfort and elasticity.
- Oil (lipid) content, which affects your skin’s softness.
- Sensitivity level
- Normal Skin Type
- Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily, it has:
- No or few imperfections
- No severe sensitivity
- Barely visible pores
- A radiant complexion
- Combination Skin Type
- A 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 type can produce:
- Overly dilated pores
- Shiny skin
- Dry Skin Type
- Dry skin can produce:
- Almost visible pores
- Dull, rough complexion
- Red patches
- Less elasticity
- More visible lines
Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:
- Genetic factors
- Aging or hormone imbalances
- UV radiation
- Indoor heating
- Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics or cleansers
- Oily Skin Type
- Oily skin can produce:
- Enlarges pores
- Dull or shiny, thick complexion
- Blackheads, pimples or other blemishes
Oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather. Oily skin can be caused or made worse by:
- Puberty or other hormonal imbalances
- Exposure to heat or too much humidity
- Sensitive Skin Type
- 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:
The Basics of Skin Care:
- Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA & UVB rays.
- Don’t smoke.
- Stay hydrated.
- Wash your skin thoroughly everyday and never wear make up to bed.
- Moisturize your skin.
Article By Monique