Skin Types

What is my skin type?

Here are some hints to help you decide which type you think you are.

Normal Skin TypeNot too dry, not too oily.

Normal Skin Has:

  • No or few imperfections

  • No severe sensibility

  • Barely visible pores

  • A radiant complexion

Dry Skin Type

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Dry Skin Has:

  • Almost invisible pores
  • Dull, rough or flaky complexion
  • Red patches, more visible lines
  • Your skin is less elastic

Dry skin can be worsened by:

  • Your genes
  • Aging or hormonal changes
  • Weather such as wind, sun, or cold
  • Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds
  • Long, hot baths and showers
  • Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansers


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 it include:
  • Puberty or other hormonal imbalances
  • Heat or too much humidity 
To take care of oily skin:
  • Wash it no more than twice a day and after you sweat a lot.
  • Use a gentle cleanser and don't scrub.
  • Don't pick, pop, or squeeze pimples. They'll take longer to heal. 

Combination Skin Type - May be dry in some areas and oily in others

  • Oily in T-Zone ( nose, forehead, chin )
  • Some pores that are larger than normal because they are more open
  • Blackheads
  • Dry, red or tight in some areas, shiny in other areas

Sensitive Skin Type

Can show up as:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Flakiness
  • Dryness

If you have sensitive skin, you should try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them.

No matter what type of skin you have, these tips will keep it looking its best.

  • Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Avoid direct sunlight, and wear a hat and sunglasses.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Wash your skin gently but thoroughly every day.
  • Never wear makeup to bed.
  • Moisturize.



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