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How to identify the 5 Different Skin Types?

Updated: May 30

If you went to a hospital, would the doctor treat you without first determining your signs and symptoms? No, it's not possible. This would beat the purpose of treating your ailment. Similarly, you can't pick any available beauty product without first learning about your skin.


To get the best skincare products for your body, you need to ask a critical question: What is your skin type? Different people have different skin types.


Below we will cover the different skin types, how to identify them, and how best to care for them.


1. Normal Skin

Someone with normal skin has skin that is neither too oily nor too dry. Individuals with this skin type boast of few breakouts, no blemishes, no sensitivity, and tend to have a radiant complexion. The sebum production of normal skin type is balanced.


Fortunately, having a normal skin type means you don't have to go hard on beauty routines. However, this shouldn't because you neglect your skin altogether. Make it a habit to have a mild skincare routine. Simple practices like staying hydrated, moisturizing, wearing sunscreen, and taking off makeup before you sleep will assist in keeping your skin safe.


2. Oily Skin

When one has oily skin, it means their sebaceous glands are producing excess fat. This leaves their skin looking greasy. Significant characteristics of oily skin include pimples and blackheads, shiny complexion, and enlarged pores. Factors that can lead to oily skin include stress, excessive humidity, or hormonal imbalances.


There are several precautions you can take. This includes using a cleanser that is gentle on your skin. Additionally, you should avoid popping, squeezing, or picking your pimples. This will be a disservice to yourself because the healing process will take longer.


3. Dry Skin

Dry skin can either be temporary or last a lifetime. It is characterized by roughness, itching, small cracks, red patches, irritation, and inflammation. Factors that cause one to have this skin type include taking hot showers and baths, hormonal changes, age, genetics, and the ingredients found in cosmetics, cleansers, or soaps.


If you're not careful, the small cracks may get deeper and result in bleeding. Several actions you can take include staying away from antiperspirant soaps and instead use mild cleansers. It would help if you also took shorter baths. Additionally, protect yourself by wearing clothing such as gloves when handling household agents and cleaning agents.


4. Combination Skin

Just like the name suggests, having combination skins means your skin has characteristics of oily and dry skin. The T-zone refers to the nose, forehead, and chin. This area tends to be oilier, while the cheeks tend to be drier.


5. Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is also known as delicate skin or irritated skin. This skin type is fragile and easily prone to discomfort caused by different stimuli. Certain skincare products mainly cause this irritation. Other factors include spicy foods and weather conditions. The most effective way to handle this is to identify what causes this adverse effect on your skin.


Hopefully, with the information provided above, you are well equipped to identify your skin type. The beauty products you apply to your skin should be of high quality, safe, non-toxic, and still guarantee you a flawless glow. Fortunately, all these are features provided by Marian Hanna Clean Skincare products.





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