Skin Types

What Is My Skin Type?

One of the largest organs of your body is the skin. You must know your skin type if you want healthy and glowing skin. Knowing your skin type will give an idea of how to select the right products that will work for you and avoid potential issues without causing more problems.

Every person’s skin is unique, but there are a few common skin types that may help you identify where your skin fits the most. Find out below what fits in your skin type.

Normal

Those with normal skin are not prone to break-outs, do not react negatively to the new product, and weather changes. You feel like you don’t need to constantly moisturize or blot your face all day long. You have firm skin, minimal fine-lines, and wrinkles.

Skin Care Tips: Having normal skin doesn’t mean that you won’t need to have a skincare routine. You may not see the signs of sun damages from not wearing sunscreen or other skin care problems due to seasonal weather changes, pollutions, or mid-life changes but they are after you nonetheless. Following the basics of every skin type needs like daily use of gentle and effective cleanser and toner, use non-irritating hydrating AHA or BHA exfoliator, sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater, and beauty formulated moisturizer with skin-restoring and soothing ingredients.

Oily

Oily skin refers to the skin that has excess sebum or oils throughout your t-zone of the face (forehead, nose, and chin) which can lead to clogged pores and blemishes.

Skin Care Tips: Wash your face 1-2 times a day. Use the products that are non-comedogenic (i.e. won’t clog pores). Products that have active ingredients like sulfur, retinol, and salicylic acid help your oil glands to function normally. Exfoliate your skin once to twice a week only because over-cleansing and scrubbing harshly can lead to increased oil production. Use clay-mask once or twice a week to help control excess oils.

Dry

Dry skin produces less sebum than normal or oily skin. There are factors for dry skin like genetic, environmental factors such as lifestyle & diet, hormonal changes, and climate.

Skin Care Tips: Daily exfoliation with gentle, non-abrasive ingredients help promote skin cell turnover without removing the skin’s natural oils. Without an additional layer of dead skin, serums and treatments will be absorbed more easily. Those with dry skin should look for formulas that hydrate, nurture, and moisturize, and are free from alcohol, fragrances, dyes, or chemicals.

Combination

Combination skin is most easily defined by an oily T-zone (the strip across the forehead and the line down the nose) and dry or normal skin on the rest of the face.

Skin Care Tips: Combination skin can be a little more challenging to care for since it is made up of multiple skin types. The simplest way to care for combination skin is to look for products formulated for all skin types. Typically, formulas for all skin types helping balance skin without over-drying or causing excess oil. Keeping your skin balanced is the key for those with combination skin.

Acne-prone

If you experience frequent breakouts you likely have acne-prone skin. This means that your pores tend to clog easily, making you more susceptible to whiteheads, blackheads, or pustules than other skin types. You can have oily or dry skin and be prone to acne.

Skin Care Tips: Choose cleansers specifically formulated to treat acne like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which help to clear acne sores. Gently cleanse your face to avoid trauma to existing breakouts, and use light-weight, non-comedogenic moisturizers, which do not aggravate acne. There are oil-free moisturizers that contain anti-bacterial agents for acne-prone skin.

Sensitive

A visible sign of redness, rashes, stinging, or burning after using skincare products are some signs that you have sensitive skin. People with sensitive skin may have a strong reaction to the chemicals, dyes, and fragrances present in the products.

Skin Care Tips: Choose products that have gentle formulas that can help to strengthen the skin barrier. Look for treatments that are formulated to help treat visible redness and skin discomfort.

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