Updated: Apr 26
You’ve probably heard people talking about normal, oily, dry, combination, or sensitive skin types. But which one do you have? How can you tell & what can you do to keep it in tip top condition?
Your skin can change over time. For example, younger people are more likely than older folks to have a normal skin type.
What’s the difference between them all?
Well, your skin type depends on certain things such as:
How much water is in your skin (which affects its comfort and elasticity)
How oily it is (which affects its softness)
How sensitive it is (which can cause all sorts of issues)
Normal Skin Type
Your tends to be not too dry and not too oily.
Normal skin has:
Very few imperfections; No severe sensitivity; Barely visible pores; A radiant complexion
Make sure you are using a good Skincare System to maintain a healthy normal skin type. if you come across any issues, consult with an expert or advisor to see what can be done.
Combination Skin Type
Your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have this type. It may need slightly different care in different areas.
Combination skin tends to have:
Pores that look larger than normalBlackheads/WhiteheadsShiny/Greasy skin
If you have Combination skin, make sure you are using the right products with a great skincare system to keep it healthy. If you notice any changes then contact a consultant/advisor for advice.
You may have:
Almost invisible poresDull, rough complexionRed patchesMore visible lines
Your skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If it’s very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms, and legs.
Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:
Aging or hormonal changesWeather such as wind, sun, or coldUltraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning bedsIndoor heatingLong, hot baths and showersIngredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansersMedications
Here are some tips to help your dry skin:
Take shorter showers and baths, no more than once daily.Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers. Avoid deodorant soaps.Don't scrub while bathing or drying.Smooth on a rich moisturizer right after bathing. Ointments and creams may work better than lotions for dry skin but are often messier. Reapply as needed throughout the day.Use a humidifier, and don't let indoor temperatures get too hot.Wear gloves when using cleaning agents, solvents, or household detergents.
Oily Skin Type
You may have:
Enlarged poresDull or shiny, thick complexionBlackheads, pimples, or other blemishes
Oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather.
Things that can cause or worsen it include:
1. Puberty or other hormonal imbalances, Stress, Heat or too much humidity.
2. Wash skin no more than twice a day and after you sweat a lot.
3. Use a gentle cleanser and don't scrub.
4. Don't pick, pop, or squeeze pimples. They'll take longer to heal.
5. Look for the word "noncomedogenic" on skin care products and cosmetics. This means it won’t clog pores.
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