Different Types of Skin and an Easy Way to Find Your Skin Type

The skin types are generally classified as normal, oily, dry and sensitive. Certain people can have combinations of these types at various parts of their skin. There is a high possibility to have a change from normal skin type over time. The contributing factors that determine the type of skin are the water content, oil content and the sensitivity level of the skin. Aesthetic treatments are provided exclusively for each skin type. For example; the type of hair removal creams and facials differs for all skin types.

Normal Skin

This type of skin is balanced between oily and dry skin and have nearly zero imperfections. The sensitivity of the skin is very low so any beauty care products can be used without a second thought. No enlarged pores and minimal wrinkles are seen. Using gentle and effective products is recommended as dry skin products may be too greasy for you and oily skin products may be too drying

Dry Skin

The sebaceous glands of the dry skin produce less oil secretions. People with this type of skin may feel rough, tight and dry in the afternoons. Sun screen lotions and other cosmetics can cause a stinging sensation to the skin. Rich protective moisturizer can help with the tight and uncomfortable feeling

Oily Skin

Over secretion of oils by the sebaceous causes oily skin. Blackheads, pimples or other blemishes are common in oily type of skin and pores are enlarged. Face looks moist and shiny especially during midday when the secretion of oil is at its peak. It is required to clean the skin regularly with soap free cleansers

Combination Skin

In the combinational skin type certain parts of the skin is oily while the other parts are dry. If skin switches between being dry and oily based on different season, it also falls under this category. The best skin care is to treat them accordingly

Sensitive Skin

A sensitive skin gets affected by irritation and inflammation easily. So, anything used on the skin must be thoroughly checked beforehand if they are good for the sensitive skin

Determining which skin type you have is the first step towards a proper skin care. Blot a clean tissue over your face in the morning and see what you find there

– If you do not find any oil in the tissue then you have normal skin.

– If you find oil secretions on the tissue after wiping from forehead, nose and cheeks then you have oily skin.

– If you feel certain tightness to the face after the wiping, you have dry skin.

– In combination skin, oil is found around the T area of the nose and not over the remaining areas.

If you use skin products for the wrong skin type may lead to skin aggravation, acne and wrinkles. So, beware of misdiagnosing yourself

The author of this article is an experienced dermatologist who is also fond of writing articles. He loves to keep people aware of the latest technologies in tattoo removal, botox, fillers and more.