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Which Skin Type Are You?

In this blog post we are going to review what are the typical skin type’s and key characteristics that would put you into that category. If you are one of the millions that don’t know which one you are, not to worry in this brief but, accurate guide you will be able to clearly identify which type you are by the end of this post.

Let’s review the top four skin types found in my clients.

Combination Skin Type

Your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have this type. It may need slightly different care in different areas.

1. Large pores (may appear more open, as they are)

2. Blackheads

3. Shiny skin

Dry Skin Type

You may experience cracked, peeling, itchy or irritated/inflamed skin.  If you experience very dry skin it could become dry and scaly, commonly on your hands, arms or legs. 

1. Pores appear invisable

2. Complexion appears dull and rough

3. Blotchy red patches

4. No elasticity in skin

5. Lines are more visible

Oily Skin Type

Different seasons can cause oiliness to increase or decrease. The following could cause it to worsen: 

1. Puberty or Hormonal inbalances

2. Stress

3. Heat or humdity

With a oil skin type you may notice:

1. Enlarged pores

2. Dull, shiny or a dull complexion

3. Pimples, blackheads or other blemishes

Sensetive Skin Type

Sensitive skin requires you to find the triggers and trying to avoid them. The reasons vary, however, it is often caused from a reaction to certain skin care products. Sensitive skin can appear with the following signs:

1. Redness

2. Burning

3. Itching

4. Dryness

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