We’ve all been here, who hasn’t ever questioned about their skin type? Probably no one…
This simple question comes from many skin care brands flashing the « for oily skin only » kind of message.
We’ll help you find your skin type through this very simple guide, just stick with us till the end.
First things first, what are the different types of skin?
Oily skin refers to skin with a high production of sebum also known as seborrhea.
It is prone to comedones such as blackheads and whiteheads and its varying form: acne.
Dry skin can be described as the skin type that produces less sebum than the others. Because of its lack of sebum, dry skin is unable to retain moisture and form a barrier.
Combination skin is a combo of the two above: dry and oily skin based on locations. The oily part is usually the T zone whereas the dry one is usually the cheeks.
Not too oily and not too dry, a normal skin type is probably the most balanced one, which usually doesn’t need too much care.
It’s basically fragile skin. Prone to react to any stimuli such as heat, tightness and redness. As it loses its protection barrier, this sensitive skin is easily affected by microorganisms, therefore, increasing its chance of infections as well as allergic reactions. You got it, it is delicate skin that needs a lot of care to avoid dryness.
It can sometimes be referred to as irritated skin.
If you’re not sure about what’s yours, then we highly recommend taking on this form to get to know your skin type.
In the meantime, if you’re not sure about what your skin type is, make sure to buy non toxic skin care products suitable for all skin types.
Using skincare that does not fit your skin type may cause a breakout, so make sure to do your research beforehand.