Usually, the two main skin types you’ll hear people toss around are: “oily” and “dry”. However, these are just the tip of the iceberg … There are several different factors that vary when it comes to knowing which facial treatment will coincide with your skin type.
Here we will break down a few of the different types of skin and maybe you’ll find the one that matches your skin description!
Before we explain, let’s just remind you that skin is also affected by various circumstances. Some of these things include: water and oil content, and sensitivity level.
For normal skin types, there are little to no imperfections. There is hardly any sensitivity to the skin and pores are nearly invisible. The complexion is clear.
This skin type can be normal in some areas, but have other areas that are oily and/or sensitive. Usually these areas of the face include the nose, forehead, and chin. Combination skin can lead to: dilated pores, blackheads, shine, and other types of breakouts.
Dry Skin Type
This skin type can produce red patches on the face, a rough skin surface, and lessen skin elasticity. The pores are opposite of that of an oily skin type where the sight of them is minimized. Further symptoms of dry skin include: cracked skin, skin that is irritated or inflamed, and peeling.
- A lot of the time, dry skin is contingent on the following circumstances:
- Weather changes
- Stress (Mostly induced by specific skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis)
- Indoor heating
- Long showers or baths
- Certain medicines taken
Oily Skin Type
This skin type usually produces shine and maximizes the sight of pores. This complexion appears thick and blemishes such as blackheads and pimples are more prevalent.
- Particular causes to oily skin are:
- Excessive heat
Sensitive Skin Type
- Sensitivity of the skin can happen for a variety of reasons, but usually it’s caused by certain skin care products. Some of these symptoms include:
- Redness of the skin
Make sure to always take care of your skin by preparing it daily and nightly. Getting into a good skin care regimen will help avoid long term problems you may face-no pun intended. Remember to follow the right skin care regimen for you according to the type you have.
Facial wise, if you generally have more dry skin, then facial treatments are advocated for the Winter whereas oily skin types are recommended for the Summer. Talk to your esthetician to also further discuss which facials they deem most suitable for your skin type.
For more information regarding certain skin types, visit www.webmd.com/beauty