Skin types vary depending upon a combination of factors. They include your skin’s:
- Water content, which affects your skin’s comfort and elasticity.
- Lipid (oil) content, which affects your skin’s softness and nutrition.
- Level of sensitivity, which affects your skin’s tolerance to certain substances.
Here’s what you need to know about what skin type you have and how to take better care of your skin.
Skin Type 1: Normal
This skin type feels clean and smooth. It’s also naturally radiant because it’s not too oily or too dry. Normal skin doesn’t experience breakouts that often. A person with normal skin type may not observe changes in their skin throughout the day.
Skin Type 2: Oily
Oily skin tends to shine, especially during midday. It is prone to whiteheads, blackheads, clogged pores and acne. These tend to appear all over the face and not just in specific areas. This skin type will feel greasy, moist and coarse. It also means this skin is prone to breakouts and acne.
Skin Type 3: Combination
This skin type is a mixture of oily and dry. Some areas on the face (especially the nose and the forehead) will appear shiny while the other areas are clean. If your skin changes according to the weather, you also fall under this category.
Skin Type 4: Dry
Dry skin feels tight, rough, flaky and dry. The person who has dry skin is prone to wrinkles, aging and irritation. This skin type is similar to the sensitive skin type, only that redness doesn’t appear after putting on skin products. The skin, however, may still feel dry after a couple of hours a product has been applied.
Skin Type 5: Sensitive
Sensitive skin tends to get irritated easily. This skin can easily flush, have rashes or red patches. It might feel rough and dry especially during the night time or afternoon time. The feeling of itchiness or tingling can also develop after using certain products.
Remember that skin changes with age, diet and hormonal changes. This means that your skin type may change. Nothing is set in stone.
But now that you know what type of skin you have, you can proceed to choose the skincare products that are right for you. Better choice means better effect.