Skin Care

What Skin Type Are You?

Comments Off 31 January 2012

Knowing your skin type is crucial in setting a skin care regimen that works best for you.  For most, skin types are guessed or assumed.  Therefore, the right skin care regimen can become a guessing game for most.  One wouldn’t change their oil if it’s the battery that won’t start the car.  Why choose a skin care regimen that you’re not sure of?  When an individual is aware of their skin type, it is much easier to get a skin care routine that is effective and lasting.  One can be confused of their skin type but after reading this article, you should feel confident to determine your own!

 

Skin Type 1 – Normal Skin

Out of the 5 different skin types, normal skin is the skin type most people wish they were born with (me included)!  Normal skin displays an overall even tone and has an almost perfect combination of both oil and moisture.  Pores tend to be minimally visible to the eye and the skin has good elasticity.  Normal skin doesn’t tend to be dry or oily and portrays a healthy, clean, and clear complexion.

Skin Type 2 – Dry Skin

Dry skin is a common skin type that many people suffer from.  Dry skin is thin and does not retain moisture well.  Due to the lack of moisture, people with dry skin are more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles.  This condition tends to leave your skin feeling stiff and/or tight.  Dry skin is fragile and sensitive to weather as well.  The winter days will cause your already dry skin into becoming even dryer skin.  This is evidenced through cold days causing your skin to flake and sometimes peel off.  It may also commonly leave you with a reddish complexion.

Skin Type 3 – Oily Skin

Oily skin is most common during adolescent years.  People with oily skin tend to have enlarged pores which produce excessive oil.  This in turn causes the skin to look shiny and greasy.  People with oily skin tend to develop more blemishes, pimples, and blackheads.  Dead skin cells don’t shed off the skin too easily and leaves your skin looking plump.

Skin Type 4 – Combination Skin

Combination skin can be tricky. This skin type is usually characterized with a mix of both oily and dry skin.  The t-zone of the face along with your nose, chin, and forehead tend to be oily while your cheeks stay dry.  Due to the conditions of specific regions, treatment should be carefully strategized to treat all areas.

Skin Type 5 – Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is the most fragile of all skin types.  Sensitive skin tends to burn and irritate with ease.  It is common for sensitive skin to turn red due to irritation.  Products must be carefully chosen and one must be mindful of the chemicals and ingredients used in the products before application.

These are a total of 5 different skin types that most people fall under.  If you don’t fall under these categories, I advise you to consult a dermatologist.  Special care and professional advice will help you with a possible condition you may have and lead you to the beautiful skin everyone deserves!

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