There are four basic skin types:

dry

normal

combination 

oily

And each skin type has its own characteristics.

Dry Skin Characteristics: 

Dry skin is characterized by small pores and a matte (dull) finish with little or no superficial oil or shine. Expression lines are quick to form on dry skin, especially around the eyes and mouth. Dry skin is more common in women over 50 and in those who live in low-humidity climates. Dry skin can develop among women who don’t protect their skin.

Normal Skin Characteristics: 

Normal skin is healthy-looking skin with a smooth texture. It contains a balance of oil and moisture and has infrequent blemishes or clogged pores. When properly cared for, lines and wrinkles seldom form on this type of skin until late in life.

Combination Skin Characteristics:

Combination skin is healthy-looking skin with a smooth texture and some oiliness in the T-zone areas (the area forming a “T” across the forehead and down the nose and chin) with some signs of dryness on the cheeks and outer edges of the face. When properly cared for, lines and wrinkles seldom form on this type of skin until late in life.

Oily Skin Characteristics:

Oily skin results when the sebaceous glands produce too much oil, giving skin a shiny appearance. Sometimes a greasy or sticky feel remains for several hours after cleansing. It is also characterized by larger pores than other skin types and is more prone to breakouts, clogged pores and blemishes. Oily skin may tend to wrinkle less readily than drier skin types. The large amount of oil on the skin’s surface helps the upper layers retain water and protects the skin from environmental causes of dryness.

Sensitive Skin Characteristics:

Sensitive Skin is defined as skin easily irritated by topically applied products or environmental factors. Look for products that say “suitable for sensitive skin”.

Blemish-Prone Skin

Acne or blemish-prone skin is a remarkably common skin condition. While many adolescents may experience acne, this condition also can appear for the first time in adults in their 20s or 30s or even later in life.

Rosacea

Is charactorized as a chronic and often progressive skin disease characterized by redness and acne-like lesions over the cheekbones and nose. Over-the-counter acne medications are not suitable for treating rosacea. This medical condition should be treated by a physician.*

ACNE

Sensitive Skin is defined as skin easily irritated by topically applied products or environmental factors. Look for products that say “suitable for sensitive skin”.

Sun Damage

Overexposure of the sun’s dangerous UVA and UVB rays can cause damage to the skin.  These causes sun spots (dark spots), uneven skin tone and wrinkles.

Melasma

You may have seen or know someone with Melasma or you may have experinced it yourself. It is identified by a brown to grayish-brown skin discoloration. It usually appears on the forehead, cheeks, chin and above the upper lip. Melasma can affect anyone. It is common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral/patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medications.

Milia

Are charactorized by benign, hard, white bumps on the skin. The cysts are comprised of keratin and form beneath the surface of the skin.

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