In order to be able to care for your skin, you must first know your skin type. Your skin type will determine which skincare products you need to use, and which skin treatments are going to produce the best results for you. It is important to understand all of the possible skin types because, as you age, your type can actually change due to hormonal imbalances, health conditions, smoking, or many other factors. Let’s take a closer look at what skin experts consider to be the most common skin types.
People with oily skin tend to always have a shiny or glowing appearance. Oily skin can also mean having enlarged pores, and frequent pimples and acne. Individuals with oily skin types can also have the appearance of dry, flaky skin around the nose, where oil has accumulated and dried.
Dry skin can often be itchy, flaky, and cause an ashen appearance. Skin that is dry and dehydrated can also feel very tight. Dry skin may also cause reduced elasticity and more visible lines and cracks in the skin.
It is possible to have a combination of dry and oily skin. For example, some people may have oily skin everywhere except for their T-zone, which consists of the forehead, nose, and chin. People with a combination skin type may experience shiny oily areas as well as patches of dry itchy skin.
People with a normal skin type are fortunate enough to not experience any dry or oily areas of skin, or many imperfections whatsoever. Their complexion is clear and healthy, the pores are barely visible, and the skin hardly ever shows signs of sensitivity.
If you are unsure how to care for your skin because you are uncertain of your skin type, you should consider visiting a dermatologist. Our skincare professional can help you better understand skin types, and teach you how to best care for your unique skin, please contact ENT Wellbeing on 1300 123 368.