Skin Type: How to Determine Which You Are

When it comes to skin types, not all were created equal. The 5 skin types are oily, dry, combination, sensitive and normal. Skin type is determined mostly by genetics but is also affected by environmental factors such as weather and physiological factors such as level of hydration. There are certain clues that help one determine their skin type by sight and touch. Understanding your skin by anticipating reactions combined with the knowledge on how to achieve and maintain its balance is the key to glowing and blemish free skin.

Oily Skin

Those with oily skin have large visible pores especially around the T-zone and often have a shiny appearance. This skin type is also prone to breakouts and blackheads.

Dry Skin

Dry skin will appear dull, dehydrated and sometimes flaky. After washing your face your skin will feel tight. Dry skin is also prone to getting wrinkles and fine lines especially around the eye area.

Combination Skin

Combination skin will be oily in some areas, usually around the t-zone, and dry in other areas.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin will be itchy, burn easily in the sun and appear red, bumpy or flaky. These symptoms will also appear when using a product with fragrances or allergens.

Normal Skin

Normal skin has a soft texture with no enlarged pores and an even tone. This skin type does not experience breakouts and does not react adversely to makeup or skincare products. This is the ideal skin type to have as there is not much maintenance needed to keep it looking vibrant.

Regardless of your skin type, it’s important to know and practice regular skin care maintenance as part of your regular regime.




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