What’s Your Skin Type?

  • September 18, 2014

What's Your Skin Type?

The first step towards cleaning your face properly is knowing out what your skin type is. This is a critical first step so you know how to care for your skin, and what products you should use. Below are the features of the 5 main skin types which you can compare to your own skin type. Once you have decided what type your skin is you can find out the best way to cleanse your face.

Match the closest to your skin type.

Normal Skin Type

  • Normal skin does not feel dry or oily.
  • Pores are visible but not large or clogged.
  • After a wash it feels smooth and comfortable.
  • At midday it still looks fresh and clean.
  • Only occasionally break out in spots.

Dry Skin Type

  • Dry skin has a thin and papery texture.
  • It feels dry to touch.
  • The pores are very fine.
  • After a wash it feels tight, as though it is too small for the face.
  • By midday flaky patches appear.
  • Hardly ever break out in spots.

Oily Skin Type

  • Oily skin feels very greasy.
  • The texture is often very thick and coarse.
  • There are large, visible pores.
  • After a wash it feels fine.
  • By midday it looks shiny.
  • Often break out in spots.

Combination Skin Type

  • Combination skin is normal with a few dry patches and a few oily patches.
  • Dryness is usually on the cheeks.
  • Oiliness is usually on the T-zone.
  • After a wash some areas feel dry and some smooth.
  • By the midday the T-zone is shiny.
  • Often break out in spots in the T-zone.
  • Most women have combination skin.

Sensitive Skin Type

  • Sensitive skin can be easily irritated.
  • Typical reactions are itching, burning, chafing and stinging.
  • After a wash a wash it feels dry and itchy in places.
  • By midday there are flaky patches and some redness.
  • Occasionally break out in spots.

For skin consultations or to make an appointment for a custom facial, please contact Caddell's Laser and Electrolysis Clinic. We can advise you on what type of skin you have and what products will help your skin stay healthy.

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