Every skin is different; therefore, it is important to know all types of skin and the diseases that may affect each one.
Several criteria are used to classify the different types based on skin color, texture its response to sun exposure. This is used to determine the proper type of sun protection factor among others. However, each type of skin has its own characteristics and require different care and are determined by other changeable factors in respect to time
Below, we describe the main characteristics of each type of skin.
Any skin that secretes natural oils tends to keep itself moisturized, but for people with oily skin, this process can be extreme, especially if they have bigger pores.
This can be seen as an oily film on the face through the day, as well as breakouts. You’re prone to having an oily skin when anything you apply causes you to have massive break outs.
The number one sign that you have dry skin is if it appears dull. Dry skin looks dull because it’s often covered in a layer of dead skin cells. Light reflects off these rough skin cells in different directions, whereas if your skin is hydrated, it has a smooth surface that reflects light evenly, making it more radiant. Many factors can lead to dry skin, including sun exposure, hot showers, age e.t.c
This is the kind of skin that is prone to harmful reactions. People with sensitive skin may have acne, or a type of red, itchy rash. Sensitive skin may also be especially prone to stinging or burning. Those with sensitive skin tend to have quick reactions to certain ingredients.
There’s really no definition for combination skin and some think it’s not a true skin type like oily or dry. This kind of skin takes shape of whatever weather it finds itself in. Some people call it oily but it can’t be regarded as that because it is only oily in the T-zone. It is a distinct skin type that is characterized by varying amounts of oil production on the face.
Research shows that this skin type tends to be oilier in the forehead and nose, and drier on the cheeks. In some cases, areas around the mouth can be both dry and oily and more sensitive in general.
Just like combination skin, it’s a bit of a hassle to define normal skin because Normal is relative. You have your normal, so your normal may be combination, dry or oily. It could just simply mean ‘A healthy skin’ that can conform to whatever without getting deformed or infected.
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