Skin Types

on Thursday, 18 April 2013. Posted in Makeup Tips, Makeup Trends, fresh faces News

Do you know what skin type you have?

Have you ever looked into the mirror and wondered what skin type you have?  Is your skin dry, oily, normal, etc?  There are four major skin types - which one are you?

  1. Oily
  2. Combination
  3. Normal
  4. Dry


Oily skin produces an excessive amount of oil all over the face every day, all day long.  The skin looks shiny due to the presence of any oily film.  It also looks coarse and rough in texture.  Blackheads and blemishes may be present.  Pores are generally enlarged.



This skin type is like having two different skin types on the same face.  Combination skin generally experiences an oily skin type in the T-zone and a dry skin type on the cheeks.  Both areas of oiliness and dryness are present every day, all year long.  The skin looks shiny in the T-zone due to the presence of an oily film.  It also looks dry and matte on the cheeks.  Blackheads and blemishes may be present, especially in the T-zone area.  Pores on the nose, forehead and chin generally look enlarged.



Normal skin is not too oily or too dry.  Blemishes are uncommon, as skin looks soft and supple.  Pores are generally small and not noticeable.  Skin looks healthy and smooth.



When skin loses its ability to produce oil and retain moisture, it feels dry.  Though it may look smooth with small pores, it may have a tight, leathery appearance.


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