Determining Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is crucial when it comes to fighting breakouts and taking care of your skin. Use the wrong product and it might make your skin look worse! Your skin type will always be the same considering it’s genetically predetermined for you. Your best bet is to make do with what you have and give yourself the proper treatment your skin needs.

There are 5 general skin types:

Normal Skin – If you’ve been blessed with normal skin, you are one lucky duckling. Normal skin is vibrant, elastic and supple. This skin type has the least amount of problems, at least when it comes to zits. Your skin looks clean and smooth, has great circulation and a healthy complexion. Even with minimum care, it’ll look great well into your latter years.

Dry Skin – Dry skin feels rather flacky, dry and tight. It’s easy for those with this skin type to develop sallow tone, wrinkles, and fine pores. This skin type is very prone to aging and irritating so it’s a MUST to keep this skin type hydrated and thoroughly moisturized.

Oily skin – Oily skin appears greasy, shiny and has fairly large pores.  It’s very easy for those with this skin type to fall victim to- duhduhduhhhhhhh acne. The good thing about this skin type is that it is age resistant so it’ll be a long while before you notice any sign of wrinkles and aging. It’s recommended that this skin type stays away from rich, creamy moisturizers because they do have a tendency to cause breakouts.

Combination Skin – Combination skin falls smack dab in the middle of dry and oily skin. This is my skin type right hurrr, represent yo. The nose and forehead are generally oily, while the cheeks and around the eyes are more on the dry side. There are plenty of products out there that cater to this skin type. You can also just pay more attention to your T-zone come cleaning time and paying more attention to your dry areas when it comes to moisturizing.

Sensitive Skin – Sensitive skin is very dry and tight. It is very easily irritated and inflammation is common. This skin type develops reddish and scaly areas, can be itchy and tingly and is very prone to break outs. It is fragile and the most problematic of all skin types so the utmost care is essential to having clear skin.

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