Do you know your skin type? There are four basic types of healthy skin: normal, dry, oily and combination skin. Skin type is determined by genetics. The condition of your skin can vary greatly according to the various internal and external factors it is subjected to.
People are born with their skin types. Your skin type is primarily based on how much oil is produced in the follicles from the sebaceous glands and the amount of lipids found between the cells. The T-zone is the center area of the face corresponding to the forehead, nose and chin. All skin types need proper cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating. The following is a description of the four skin types.
Normal is a term widely used to refer to well-balanced skin. The T-zone (forehead, chin and nose) may be a bit oily, but overall sebum and moisture is balanced and the skin is neither too oily nor too dry.
Normal skin has:
- fine pores
- good blood circulation
- a velvety, soft and smooth texture
- a fresh, rosy colour uniform transparency
- no blemishes
and is not prone to sensitivity.
As you age, your skin can become dryer.
Description: Cheeks feel comfortable with occasional imbalances to oily or dry. Skin feels moist to touch, is supple and evenly pigmented
Those with a normal skin type should use products that don’t make their skin feel overly greasy. Avoid products that cause excessive dryness. Normal skin types require less maintenance. A regular skin care regimen ensures your skin remains healthy. Click here for list of our products.
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We will discuss other skin types in the next post.
Kathleen Flanagan, CEO and Founder of Espirit de Vie Day Spa, Aromatherapist, Harmonic Healer, Esthetician and Author.