Beauty Tip of The Week: Skin Type Characteristics

There are many different skin types. What kind of skin do you have? It is important to know what kind of skin you have so that you can take care of it accordingly. Knowing what skin type you have will also help you when you are purchasing cosmetics and deciding on products that will last the longest and work best for you. When at a makeup store or counter be sure to ask the person who's servicing you to help you figure out what skin type you have and that individual will most likely be able to do that easily after asking you some important questions. After gathering your answers and information they can then see what tendencies and patterns there are in your skin type and come to a good conclusion. 

If you would like to try and figure it out on your own then here are some tips and frequencies to be aware of. It isn't hard. It doesn't take long and it will be extremely helpful to you and a very good place to start. 

Basic Skin Types and Descriptions:

a. Dry Skin- This skin type tends to be a little more dull and tight even post cleaning. The skin may also look pore-less. Extreme flaking, roughness and sometimes redness are usually signs of very dry skin as well. 

b. Oily Skin- This skin type is usually associated with  large pores, skin that's acne prone or frequently oily with a shiny look/feeling. 

c. Normal Skin- Not Oily or Dry just the regular skin that has the perfect amount of moisture and not alot of oil, less of a tendency to break out, some pores showing but not large pores or poreless. Not as common but very ideal.

d. Combination skin 1) Oily/Normal- T- Zone-Forehead, Bridge of Nose and Center of Chin are of oily skin type's characteristics but the rest of the face is pretty normal- not too dry nor too oily.
2) Dry/Normal- Certain areas of face- perhaps cheeks and nose are more dry with some flakiness and other dry symptoms and the rest of the face is of a normal type- not as dry or oily.

e. Oily and Dry Skin Combined - some areas of the skin are very dry and others very oily.
 
f. Sensitive Skin- red and irritated skin. high pigmented cheeks. sunburned skin or skin that is easily irritated by product. 

- Be aware that during different seasons the skin may change a little in type because of the weather- in winter skin sometimes seems to be more dry and in the summer skin can be a little more oily or the oposite depending on the person. It's important to watch and see what your skin changes may be from season to season and to know how to deal with it properly. 

Don't feel bad about your skin type and don't compare yourself to others as well. You don't have to have perfect skin naturally as long as you know how to maintain it and keep it as healthy and easy to care for as possible. As long as you know what kind of skin you have and how to best maintain it your routine will be a breeze. 

After reading this you may or may not know what kind of skin type you have. If you do not then go ask someone at a cosmetics counter or a skin proffessional who will most likely be able to tell you what they think as well offer some you easy remedies and tips as well. 

Check back here next week for some more skin tips about what products I reccomend to treat different types of skin, how to use them, when to use them etc. You can maintain healthy glowing skin no matter what skin type you have. I will also be sharing the routine that I follow on daily basis to keep my skin in check. More exciting posts coming!


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