When it comes to beauty, knowing your skin type is a must. Knowing your skin type helps you pick the right products for your skin. Lotions, foundation, body wash, and fragrances are the only things you need to know your skin type. There are five skin types, dry, normal, oily, sensitive, and combination skin, which is a mixture of major skin types.
Dry skin will feel firm or rough. In some cases, the skin may give off a dull appearance. When you have this skin type, the skin produces less sebum than average—people with this skin type experience red patches on the skin, dead skin, or visible skin lines.
Normal skin is described as perfectly balanced, and the skin produces enough sebum and moisture, which results in the skin not being too oily nor too dry. Having this particular skin type means that you can use most products without a bad reaction. Individuals that have normal skin have a radiant glow.
An oily skin type is described as having excess oil on the face. People with this skin type struggle with persistently shiny or greasy skin. Pores can become clogged and enlarged, which results in blackheads, pimples, and acne. Individuals with oily skin often have visible pores.
To have Sensitive skin is to be prone to itching and irritation when using cosmetics and toiletries. Individuals with this type of skin are more prone to inflammation or adverse reactions to chemicals, dyes, and fragrances present in products that come into contact with their skin. People with sensitive skin usually stay away from Fragrance, Essential Oils, Chemical sunscreens, and Harsh exfoliants.
Combination skin is when your skin sections off and does its own thing. Skin can be dry in some areas and oily in others. The most popular way someone shows they have a combination skin type is being oily in one specific place such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin).