Do You Know Yours?
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Problem. . .
Knowing the type of skin you have is very important.
In order to care for your skin properly you must first determine your
What's your type?
five types of skin:
Dry, Oily, Combination and
Do you know which type of skin you have?
Each type of skin can present its own challenges in order to keep it
looking as good as possible.
Everyone has different skin care needs so determining how to best care
for your own particular skin type is the first step in achieving the
The skin is soft, supple and smooth. It is fine-textured and
free of blemishes (with the exception of periodic blemishes). It has a
nice glow and never feels oily or dry.
Less than twenty percent of women have this skin type. If this is your
skin type you are fortunate; however, this does not mean that you
shouldn't take care of it.
This type of skin to has a fine texture and is transparent looking. It
feels tight and drawn without moisturizer and tends to have fine lines
around the eyes and mouth.
This skin type feels especially dry after washing and may have whiteheads around
the eyes and some dry, scaly patches. This type of skin needs lots of moisture and proper care because
it shows signs of aging early.
The oily complexion is greasy, sallow and course. It has large pores
and tends to have pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. The surface of
the skin can take on a slick, shiny appearance during the course of the
day. Within hours of
washing the oiliness will reappear and makeup is usually absorbed
This type of skin is oily in the T zone and the rest of the face is
dry. The T zone is the forehead, nose and chin. The extent to which
both areas are dry and oily may vary; however, both areas require a
separate cleaning routine to restore them to balance.
Problem skin is usually oily and has a course texture and is subject to
acne. It has large pores, blackheads, red blotches and may become more
irritated under stress. If the problem is serious it will require the
assistance of a skin specialist and/or dermatologist.
If when applying skin care products you begin to sneeze, wheeze, itch
or breakout you are probably allergic. Skin that appears thin, pale and
flushes easily and may be sensitive as well as subject to reactions to different products as well as allergies.
If this is the case, treat your skin gently and use hypoallergenic
Knowing your skin type is beneficial in achieving the best results.