Cater to your skin type
There are four ways to identify your skin type to better be able to take care of your skin and find the best skincare regimen.
Evenly balanced skin, also referred to as "eudermic". Normal skin typically doesn’t have an excess of shine, and doesn’t tend to be cracked or flaky. This type of skin usually doesn’t have marked blemishes or fine lines and wrinkles. This type of skin may occasionally experience a blemish or two, hormonal acne, or stress.
Produces less sebum than normal skin. Lacks lipids to retain moisture at necessary levels, to build a protective barrier against environmental factors. Can also experience “tightness”, very small pores, and can often experience premature wrinkles or fine lines. Dry skin is often genetic.
Oily skin describes heightened sebum (skin's natural oil) production, where the skin may appear “greasy” or shiny. Oily skin can be genetic or hormonal, and often can result in a variation acne such as pustules, whiteheads, blackheads, and papules. Typically with oily skin, the pores are enlarged as well.
Consists of a mixed skin type, where some spots (like the T-zone- forehead, nose and chin) may have an increased level of sebum production, while others may be normal, or more oily. Many people with combination skin mistakenly identify their skin is oily. Unless skin is oily all over the face; the skin type is likely combination skin. This is the most common skin type.