Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Getting to know You: That type of skin are you in?

Knowing your skin type is essential in order to make correct decision about skin care, treatment, cosmetics etc. Your initial skin type is genetic, but the health of your skin depends on what you eat & how you take care of yourself.

Generally, there are 5 basic skin types: normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive. To determine your skin type wipe your face with a clean facial tissue first thing in the morning.

1. Normal Skin …
If you skin belongs to a normal type, the tissue will not reveal any traces of oil. Your skin should feel vibrant, elastic, and supple. Normal skin is the least problematic type.It looks clean and smooth and has a good circulation and healthy complexion. Even with a minimum care, it will look good well into your advanced age.

2. Dry Skin …
If your skin is dry, the paper will be clean, too, but your face skin will feel flaky, dry, and tight after you have wiped it.Dry skin can easily develop a sallow tone, wrinkles, and fine pores, and it is very prone to aging and irritating. It might still look great on a young person, but, to keep it healthy, you should apply thorough care and use regular treatment with natural masks and moisturizers.

3. Oily Skin …
If you have oily skin, the will have spots of facial oil on it, corresponding to the areas of your cheeks, nose, and forehead. Oily Skin is problematic - it usually looks greasy, thick, coarse, and shiny, has enlarged pores, and tends to break into acne.A good thing, though, is that oily skin is not prone much to aging and wrinkling. Careful cleaning, minimizing of carbohydrate consumption, and avoiding rich creams can be helpful in improving the quality of oily skin.

4. Combination Skin …
If you skin is combination, like that of most women, the tissue will have traces of oil coming from your nose and forehead, but will be clean in the areas that touched your cheeks.Combination skin has patches of both dry and oily skin, and it requires different types of care in relation to particular facial areas. Dry zones are usually located on the cheeks and around the eyes.

5. Sensitive Skin …
Sensitive skin is usually very dry, tends to feel tight, and becomes inflamed and irritated easily. Typically, sensitive skin develops reddish and scaly areas, can be itchy and tingly, and is prone to breaking into spots. It is the most problematic and fragile type of skin, which needs a very special type of care.

1 comment:

  1. I have extremely oily skin. Although if I use too much product, it can get dry for a day.