“What Is My Skin Type?”
If you’re wondering about that, then this article is just what the doctor ordered.
Below, we will figure out:
- what types of skin exist;
- what features they have, and
- how to care for each of them.
For each skin type, find its own means of care, so as not to cause harm to yourself.
Mouse-clicking on the needed skin type will take you to the Masks section right for this type.
Concerning the WATER-LIPID BALANCE, there are the following types of facial skin:
- Dry skin
- Oily (problem-prone) skin
- Combination skin
- Normal skin
Sensitive skin can also be distinguished.
If you’re still not sure about your skin type, the information below will help you out.
Who usually has it:
Children and youth virtually DON’T have a dry skin. Though, of course, there are exceptions.
- Dry skin has a yellowish-pink color.
- It is tender, thin, with small pores, prone to flaking.
In youth, it looks good – peachpuff cheeks, no oily sheen, acne or pimples.
- Small wrinkles and deep rhytides easily appear on it.
- It reacts badly to washing with water and soap, a feeling of tightness appears.
- Cold and wind can cause redness and flaking.
This type of skin requires careful treatment. But because it is almost always sensitive, it may react badly to wrong cosmetic treatment. Because of the tendency to premature aging, it needs regular moisturizing. But THE MAIN THING HERE IS NOT TO TRY TOO HARD (as is often in life!). Do not use fatty and heavy creams. Skin quickly becomes accustomed to them, and stops moistening and releasing fat by itself. Better, use light moisturizers.
Who usually has it:
Oily skin is typical mainly for young people during puberty and approximately 10% of the adult population.
- It has a yellow-gray, or sallow color.
- It looks shiny and greasy.
- It is most common in the central part of the face – forehead, nose and chin. Enlarged pores are visible on it; it is prone to rashes.
Excess of sebum protects it from drying out. It remains smooth and elastic most long. People with oily skin have wrinkles and other signs of aging much later than others.
This is the most problematic type; it causes a lot of troubles to young people. Various indurations and purulent pimples often appear on it.
Combination skin combines two types. It is a dry and sometimes even normal skin in the area of cheeks, and oilier in the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin). This type is most common.
Combination skin looks healthy and fairly flat.
Care about it requires some effort. It is necessary to take care about it as about the two different types.
The big difference between the dry and oily areas leads to a problematic choice of care products. But nowadays you can find enough medicinal products suitable to this particular type of skin.
By adulthood, it may change in the direction of the normal skin.
Who usually has it:
Unfortunately, this type is not often seen in case of adults. Most often, it can be seen in case of children.
- Normal skin has a beige-pink shade
- It is soft, smooth, fresh, clean, elastic and moderately mat.
- It has no red spots or inflamed areas.
- It has small pores.
- There is NO acne, blackheads and white spots and purulent pimples on it.
This type is a dream of many women!
- The most important feature of it is elasticity.
- It causes almost no problems.
- It tolerates cold and heat, frost and wind.
- After washing with soap, it is not contracted and does not peel off.
It is believed that it does not require special care. But this is ONLY A WISHFUL THINKING! Various external factors such as UV rays and air pollution have a great impact on it. Also, with age, sebum release and moisture exchange decrease. As a result, it can become either dry or oilier over time. Therefore, if you have hit the jackpot and you are a happy owner of such skin, PROVIDE IT WITH PROPER CARE in order to keep it healthy as long as possible.
Sensitive skin is not just another type; it is a non typical reaction to a particular irritant.
All types are prone to increased sensitivity. But dry skin reacts to various external influences more often. Because of dryness, face looks much paler and older. This is due to the lack of coloring pigment and a protective fatty layer.
Stress, previous infection, skin diseases, and mismatched cosmetics can cause increased sensitivity.
People who have sensitive skin since birth are very rare.
As a result, now you know all skin types and how to distinguish one type from another. In order to correctly choose what face masks to use, you must know exactly what type of skin you have. Use only those cosmetic products which are suitable for your skin type!