You’ve heard the buzz about normal, oily, dry, combination, or sensitive skin types. But which one do you have and how do you explain it to the personnel in the drugstore or cosmetic shops and other related places where you buy skincare products?
Is your skin dry or oily? Perhaps it is a combination of both? If you’re facing an issue in explaining your skin type to dummies, we are sharing a helpful guide for you to determine your skin type so that you can get the right products in the best way possible.
Normal Skin Type
It can be hard to define normal skin types, as they are made up of a degree of expectations. When it comes to normal skin, the individual generally doesn’t describe their skin as oily or dry. When oiliness and dryness are present, it is rare and tends to be easy to get rid of or resolve. When it comes to pore size, normal skin types feature small pores that are not engorged or easily visible. Normal skin doesn’t normally have a great excess of shine, and it also doesn’t tend to be cracked or flaky. Normal skin types usually exhibit few lines and wrinkles, and the skin’s tone is generally even, with no marked blemishes. Those with a normal skin type should use products that don’t make their skin feel overly greasy and avoid products that cause excessive dryness. While normal skin types require less maintenance than other skin types, it’s important to remain consistent with a regular skin care product.
Dry Skin Type
If you have dry skin it is relatively easy to explain, you may feel tightness in your skin. There may also be scaly patches or flaking. Those with dry skin generally have almost invisible pores and may suffer from premature wrinkles and regular irritation to the skin.
Combination Skin Type
In reference to explain combination skin type, there is a number of aspects that can be taken into observation. While most of us have combination skin to some degree since there are more sebaceous glands around our nose than other areas of our face, this skin type experiences it to a larger degree. Your skin is marked by a consistently oily T-zone with dryness in other areas of the face.
Sensitive Skin Type
Many people assume they have sensitive skin after one or two bad reactions to a product. However, it could be that the product was not a good mix with the skin or contained irritating ingredients. Truly sensitive skin is easily aggravated by most products and cleansers and usually experiences a low-level of irritation and discomfort at all times. It often breaks out and develops rashes and red spots. You may experience, stinging, swelling, flakiness and itching. Your skin also tends to flush red from the wind, cleansing or sun exposure. There are a variety of ways to classify skin beyond these main types. Dermatologists use a variety of different scales and classification systems, and when it comes to skincare and treatment
Oily Skin Type
Oily skin can be explained very easily to the dummies as people with oily skin tend to have larger pores and a shiny, thicker feeling complexion. Your skin produces more than enough oil, so hydration isn’t your issue. Rather, blackheads and pimples are a common problem with this skin type. If you still aren’t sure if you have oily skin, blot your face with a tissue and if oil stays behind, then you probably do.