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What Skin Are You In? The 4 Common Types of Skin

Jul 13 • Consumer Education, Skin Features, Skin Health • 1554 Views • Comments Off on What Skin Are You In? The 4 Common Types of Skin

It is very important for you to know what kind of skin you have. Each skin type has unique characteristics and requires different kinds of care and treatment. Below are the 4 skin types:

Normal/Combination: This skin type has medium pores, a smooth and even texture, healthy color. It has a balanced oil and water content. It feels smooth and velvety. To care for this type of skin, you should generally use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer regularly.

Oily: This type of skin has over-reactive oil-producing glands, which makes the face shiny, especially in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). This skin type has large pores, which makes it easy to acquire pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Careful cleaning, minimal carbohydrate consumption, and avoiding rich creams can be helpful in improving oily skin quality.

Dry: This type of skin lacks oil and moisture. It looks textured, transparent and fragile. It chaps and flakes easily. It has a tendency towards wrinkles. To treat dry skin, the main aim is to create a balance between oil and moisture. Use a cream-based cleanser, keep a healthy diet of fruits and veggies, plenty of water and sleep, and lastly, exercise in fresh air.

Sensitive: This type of skin reacts externally and internally to anything in life. It can be both oily and dry; it can also be easily disturbed by cosmetic products. It tends to be blotchy and itchy at some times. It is frequently allergic and rashy. To treat sensitive skin, it is best to consult a dermatologist because this type of skin requires very special care.

These are the most common skin types. So, what type of skin are you? If you find that you do not belong to any of these types, do not fret! There are more than just 4 types of skin. Talk to your dermatologist today to find out what type you are. After all, it is true what they say—that we should all learn to love the skin we’re in.

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