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  • Writer's pictureNatural Skin By Lynne

Which Skin Type Are You?

Updated: Apr 26, 2023

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 people to have a normal skin type.

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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 normal;


Shiny/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 further help & advice.

Dry Skin

You may have:

Almost invisible pores;

Dull, rough complexion;

Red patches. More 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/made worse by:

1. Aging or hormonal changes;

2. Weather such as wind, sun, or cold;

3. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds;

4. Indoor heating;

5. Long, hot baths and showers;

6. Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansers;

7. Certain Medications.....

Here are some tips to help your Dry skin:

1. Take shorter showers and baths, no more than once daily.

2. Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers.

3. Avoid deodorant soaps.

4. Don't scrub while bathing or drying.

5. Smooth on a rich moisturizer right after bathing.

6. Ointments and creams may work better than lotions for dry skin but are often messier - If needed, you can re-apply throughout the day.

7. Use a humidifier, and don't let indoor temperatures get too hot.

8. Wear gloves when using cleaning agents, solvents, or household detergents.

Oily Skin Type

You may have:

Enlarged pores;

Dull or shiny & thick complexion;

Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes.

Oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather.

Things that can cause (or worsen) oily skin include:

1. Puberty or other Hormonal imbalances;

2. Stress, Heat or too much Humidity;

3. Over washing;

4. Use of harsh products;

5. Over Scrubbing.

Here are some tips to help your Oily skin:

1. Wash your skin no more than twice a day.and after you sweat a lot.

2. Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers.

3. Avoid over scrubbing.

4. Don't pick, pop, or squeeze pimples. They'll take longer to heal.

5. Wash your skin after exercise or if you sweat a lot.

6. Look for the word "noncomedogenic" on skin care products and cosmetics. This means it won’t clog pores.

Sensitive Skin Type

Your skin can become sensitive due to many reasons. Many people have this type. The term generally refers to skin that is more prone to inflammation or adverse reactions.

In many cases, sensitive skin is a symptom of an underlying condition. Finding ways to avoid potential triggers and soothe irritated skin may help people with sensitive skin find relief and improve their quality of life.

Sensitive skin tends to have:

Strong reactions to chemicals, dyes, and fragrances present in products;

Red rashes or irritation from clothing or friction;

Painful or Burning sensation on their skin....

Here are some tips to help your Sensitive skin:

1. Take shorter showers and baths that last less than 10 minutes.

2. Avoid using very hot water for bathing and washing the hands.

3. Avoid harsh fragrances, detergents, or other chemicals in products.

4. Use fragrance-free, hypoallergenic products, such as soaps, deodorant, and detergent.

5. Avoid harsh chemical cleaners.

6. Try patting rather than rubbing the body dry.

7.Test new products on a small area of skin before applying them to more extensive areas.

If you have Sensitive skin, keeping a journal of the products that you use each day may also help you to identify any possible triggers of symptoms on your skin. If you do find an offending product, then you should stop using it and make sure you are using the right products with a great skincare system to keep skin healthy. If you notice any changes then contact a consultant/advisor for further help & advice.

For More informtion on your skin type & for a Skin Plan suited to you, call me on 07704799866

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Sep 03, 2022

Thank you! Very helpful, simple, informativ, and to the point. This will better help me help my customers. I’m new so I’m learning a lot!

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