I am a big believer in understanding your skin type, working with it and then improving whatever skin condition you might have. This post is about that;
Your skin type depends on so many things such as:
How much water is in your skin, which affects its comfort and elasticity
How oily it is, which affects it's softness. This is the oily, dry, combination, and normal system that was first developed by Helena Rubenstein in the early 20th century and is still in use. The sensitive can interchange between being a skin type and condition. This is due to climate and lifestyle changes. Your skin type is based on how much oil is produced by the skin. While it is genetically determined, it can also change over time, due to lifestyle and the level of skincare.
Skin conditions: These include acne, blackheads, whiteheads, wrinkles, sun damage, dehydration, wrinkles, poor elasticity, hyperpigmentation and rosacea. These can be managed with facials, seeing your dermatologist or somatologist if the condition is not severe, along with treatment products.
Try the exercise in the image below and lets see if you can at least try to identify your skin type?
Characteristics of different skin types
Normal Skin Type
Not too dry and not too oily, normal skin has:
No or few imperfections
No severe sensitivity
Barely visible pores
A radiant complexion
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.
Combination skin can have:
Pores that look larger than normal, because they’re more open
Dry Skin Type
You may have:
Almost invisible pores
Dull, rough complexion
Your skin is less elastic
More visible lines
Your skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If it’s very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms, and legs.
Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:
Aging or hormonal changes
Weather such as wind, sun, or cold
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds
Long, hot baths and showers
Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansers
Oily Skin Type
You may have:
Dull or shiny, thick complexion
Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes
Oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather. Things that can cause or worsen it include:
Puberty or other hormonal imbalances
Heat or too much humidity
Sensitive Skin Type
It can show up as:
If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them. There are many possible reasons, but often it's in response to particular skin care products.
Based on the description, and at home analysis, what is your skin type? Please let me know in the comments below.
Source for skin types WebMD