What is Your Skin Type
Do you ever wonder what kind of skin type do you have? Do you have oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, or combination skin?
It can change over time and as you age. For example, younger people will often have normal skin, whereas someone older may have drier, more sensitive skin.
What is the difference? It depends on how much water is in your skin, elasticity, how sensitive it is.
Let’s look at a few characteristics of each skin type..
Normal Skin – Not too dry, and not too oily
- Normal skin will not be oily
- Not sensitive
- No visible pores
- A beautiful complexion
Combination Skin – with combination skin it can be dry in some areas, and oily in other areas. Also known as your T-zone. (forehead, chin, and nose)
Combination skin often has larger pores that are open
- Shiny skin
Oily Skin – it can change from season to season and even depending on the
- with oily skin, you often have enlarged pores
- Dull or shiny complexion
- Blackheads, pimples, blemishes
- puberty or hormone imbalance
Dry Skin – with dry skin it can crack, peel, become itchy, inflamed, irritated, it can become rough if it is really dry.
- Your pores are often invisible
- dull/rough complexion
- Less elasticity in your skin
- More visible lines
Here is a list of things that can affect all skin types
- Weather is a factor, sun, wind, or cold weather
- Tanning beds
- Indoor heating
- Long hot shower/baths
- Certain ingredients in soap, and cleaners
Some tips to keep your skin looking its best!
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Did we mention sunscreen? Use a sunscreen that blocks both UVA AND UVB rays. There is a lot of different types of sunscreen that you can get that are non-clogging for your pores and specifically for your face.
Avoid direct sunlight. Keep hats and sunglasses with you at all times
Wash your face morning and night and never go to bed with makeup on