Skin types and their characteristics

Normal Skin

Normal skin is well-balanced. Normal skin is not frequent, and it is more likely to occur in younger people. Normal skin feels smooth and moist. It is radiant and not oily. It has barely visible pores and is not thick. Normal skin has few imperfections and is the least problematic skin type. Normal skin conditions occur usually due to lack of skin care regime or natural ageing.

Oily skin

Oily skin appears greasy and shiny due to excess sebum production. Sebum is secreted by overactive skin glands. Oily skin may appear dull, thick and its pores are enlarged. Due to its thickness, oily skin is affected less by weather conditions and forms fewer wrinkles compared to other skin types. Individuals with an oily skin type are more prone to acne. Acne is caused by the sebum clogging the skin’s pores and bacteria.

Dry skin

Dry skin may produce less sebum than other skin types due to the malfunction of the skin glands. The skin pores are barely visible. Dry skin feels rough and brittle. Therefore, dry skin is prone to sensitivity, dehydration, allergic reactions and redness. Dry skin enhances wrinkles compared to other skin types. Also, red patches may appear due to the exposure of the skin’s capillary vessels to the sun or heat.

Combination skin

Combination skin means that you have two different skin types. Usually the forehead, nose and chin appear oily, and the rest of the skin is dry or normal.

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