Skin Types Explained
Today, I’d like to discuss the importance of self-assessing your skin type and choosing the right skincare products. There are four main skin types: normal, oily, dry, and combination.
Not too dry and not too oily, normal skin has no or few imperfections. No severe sensitivity. Barely visible pores. Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily, with few imperfections and barely visible pores. However, due to environmental and lifestyle factors, it is rare to have a normal skin type. If you are lucky enough to have normal skin, it is important to maintain a basic skincare routine to keep it healthy.
Oily skin is shiny, has visibly enlarged pores, blackheads, acne-prone, sometimes redness due to inflammOily skin is characterized by a shiny appearance, enlarged pores, blackheads, and a tendency to be acne-prone and inflamed.
Dry skin is dry, flaky, tight, and prone to irritation. It may also wrinkle at an early age, and has almost invisible pores. While it is rarely affected by acne, it can react strongly to changes in temperature.
Combination skin is the most common skin type and is often oily in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) while being normal or dry on the cheeks. This type of skin requires more effort to care for, as different areas of the face need different types of creams – the dry parts of the face should be nourished with more oily, moisturizing creams, while the T-zone should be treated with normalizing creams.
It’s important to note that skin type is genetically inherited and cannot be changed, but proper skincare can improve its appearance. Do you know what skin type you have?