What Skin Type Are You?

18 May 2019

By Amy Ho

Every human being is unique, and so is our skin. It’s important to figure out your skin type to help ensure you are treating your skin with the right combination of skin care products and makeup. Though everyone is different, these categories can generally be applied to just about anyone.

1. Oily

When you have oily skin, your pores are larger and you have a rather shiny complexion on your face. Oily skin can be caused by hormonal changes, cosmetics, genetics, or your diet.

2. Dry

Your skin is likely to feel tight, rough, and flaky when it is dry. Genetics, exposure to dry weather conditions and certain chemicals may lead to the lack of sebum, causing your skin to dry out.

3. Combination

Combination skin is composed of two skin types - partly flaky and tight, partly oily with dilated pores. To be more specific, people struggling with combination skin may experience an oily T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), while their cheeks and skin around the eyes may be drier than the rest of their face.

4. Sensitive

If your skin is easily irritated when trying different products, you probably belong to this category. Sensitive skin shows up in the form of redness, itching, burning or dryness. People with this skin type should opt for unscented and natural products.

5. Acne-prone

Have you been on a constant battle with acne? Then, your skin is probably acne-prone. Some people are genetically more likely to have their sebaceous glands easily inflamed by hormones, oil, and bacteria.

6. Normal skin

If none of the above skin types seem to be your condition, then you’re one of the few lucky ones with the “normal” skin type. People with this skin type have an overall radiant complexion with no severe sensitivity, occasionally having a few visible pores and spots.

The quest to healthy, glowing skin is not easy but when you get to know your skin better, you will slowly understand the best ways to care for it.

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