Are you having trouble choosing the right products for your skin? Well, let’s get to know about your skin types first.
Skin types are primarily determined by genetics, and you may have more than one skin type.
We will dive into the basic description of the five skin types, and you can either be normal, oily, dry, combination or sensitive.
Basically, with a normal skin type, you have well-balanced skin as it’s neither too oily nor too dry. The skin has a perfect balance of oil and moisture with a smooth texture.
Is your skin looking shiny and having visible pores? You most probably have oily skin! Every skin will produce sebum, but the sebaceous gland for this type of skin produces more than needed.
Dry skin produces less sebum than normal skin. This type of skin type lacks lipids that are supposed to retain moisture and build a protective shield against external factors, leading to weakening the barrier function.
You have an oily T-zone (forehead, chin and nose) with normal to dry type on cheeks. More sebum produced as pores are visible, and you will notice more blackhead and whitehead on the T-zone area.
You may not know that you have sensitive skin until you encounter a terrible reaction from skincare or cosmetics products. Sensitive skin will usually show some redness, dryness, and you can feel an itchy or even burning sensation too.
A New York City-based board-certified dermatologist, Dr Michele Green, explained in a Byrdie article: “Your skin type can change over time due to environmental factors, age, hormones and other health-related issues.”
So, make sure to make a trip to the dermatologist to confirm your skin type, as it will help you decide what skincare products are suitable for you!