Different Skin Types

Just because makeup can hide pimples doesn’t mean we don’t have to take care of our skin. It’s important to take care of your skin. Cleansing your face daily may help in lesser breakouts and a cleaner, smoother canvas for your makeup to sit on. To effectively take care of your skin, you must know your skin type. The three skin types are normal, dry, oily, combination, sensitive.

Normal skin type is neither too dry nor too oily. It has no or few imperfections. There’s no severe sensitivity, the pores are barely visible and the complexion is radiant. This is the easiest and most ideal skin to have and take care of.

Dry skin typically feels tight after washing it because the skin is less elastic. It can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If it’s very dry, it can become rough and scaly. The complexion is dull, rough and sometimes the skin will become patchy and red even with a moisturizer. Lines are more visible but the pores are almost invisible. The causes of dry skin are typically the genes, aging or hormonal changes, weather, ultraviolet radiation from tanning beds, indoor heating, long, hot baths and showers; harsh ingredients in beauty products, and medications.

Oily skin has enlarged pores and excess oil almost all over the skin all day. It makes the complexion look shiny. Many have to blot the face throughout the day to get rid of the excess oil and shine. Blackheads, pimples and other blemishes are common. The oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather. Things that can cause or worsen it are puberty or other hormonal imbalances, stress and heat or too much humidity.

Combination skin is a mix of dry and oily. The nose, chin and forehead, which is called the T-zone,  are oily but the skin around your eyes and your cheeks often feels dry. Many people have this type of skin. They can also have larger pores and are more likely to get blackheads.

Sensitive skin is more delicate and gets red and irritated easily. The cheeks flush easily and can get a burning sensation when wearing certain products. The skin can also get itchy and dry. It is best to find out what ingredients triggers the skin so it can be avoided. Sensitive is much harder to take care of.