By determining what your personal skin type is, you will be able to now make decisions about skin care products and recognize your skin conditions. There are five different skin types; normal, dry (extra dry), oily, combination, and sensitive skin.
Normal skin- feels comfortable all the time, smooth texture (no bumps), cheeks are dry but not feeling tight, oil content is balanced.
Dry (extra dry)- feels super tight after cleansing, looks dry and/or flaky, has an uneven texture, shows fine lines easily
Oily skin- looks shiny throguh the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin), very large pores, many breakouts, also has fine lines
Combonation skin- Oily only in the T-zone, dry or dehydrated cheeks, larger pores on the T-zone area rather than the cheeks.
Sensitive skin- Can be dry or oily, easily irritated by products, itchiness and blotchiness, prone to redness.
To determine what skin type you have, you should ask yourself the following questions:
- How does your skin feel after you wash it? if it is tight then that is an indication of dry skin
- Could your lifestyle be impacting your skin? are you stressed? taking any medications? too much time in the sun?
I hope this post helps you decide if your skin type! If you have any questions please contact me by email!
~ Victoria xx