Skin types – how to recognize your skin type?

Correctly identifying your skin type may not be easy. First of all, take a close look at your skin after cleansing, check its surface and its reaction after washing. Also watch it condition carefully during the day. There are four types of skin: normal, dry, oily and combination. These types can change with age.

Four types of skin

Normal

According to specialists, this type of skin, problem-free, almost doesn’t exist in teenagers and adults. Its level of hydration and sebum is optimal, it responds well to mechanical and chemical factors. There is no feeling of tightness, dryness or oily skin.

Dry

People with dry skin struggle with the feeling of tightening and even burning of the skin,  after cleansing it, they must quickly reach for the cream to get rid of this feeling. That type of skin may even peel off sometimes. It can quickly show signs of aging due to its low level of hydration and sebum.

Oily

This type of skin is characterized by an excessive emission of sebum and enlarged outlets of the sebaceous glands, i.e. pores. It shines excessively and is often accompanied by the appearance of imperfections, pimples or acne. The advantage is that oily skin isn’t very reactive and retains its firmness longer.

Combination

The mix of oily and dry skin type is a combination skin. It’s characterized by the fact that it produces too much sebum in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), but has the characteristics of normal or dry skin on the cheeks.

Four skin subtypes

In addition to the four main types, we can also distinguish additional skin subtypes that define the specific problems we’ re struggling with. While everyone has only one skin type, subtypes can combine. Someone may have oily skin, acne and vascular at the same time. We have four subtypes: sensitive, vascular, acne, mature.

Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin is highly reactive to mechanical and chemical factors. It is prone to redness, irritation and allergies.

Vascular skin

People with this subtype struggle with the so-called spider veins, bursting blood vessels on the face. These blushes remain on the skin for a long time and sometimes their elimination may require the use of a laser to close the capillaries.

Acne skin

This subtype is perhaps the most troublesome because acne spots are clearly visible on the skin. It’s most common in teenage. Acne can have different varieties, it qualifies as a disease and requires consultation with a dermatologist.

Mature skin

Of course, mature skin is related to aging. The skin loses its firmness and elasticity. Wrinkles and discoloration appear.

Start conscious care by recognizing your skin type

Determining the skin type is undoubtedly the first step and the basis for conscious skincare. Recognizing the type of facial skin will allow you to choose the care that suits your individual needs. We can choose active ingredients that will help to properly care for it and make it look better. For as long as I can remember, my skin is oily and acne, but  my skincare allowed me to calm it down and normalize.  Let me know if you have analyzed your skin type and if you are using the appropriate care 🙂

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