• Alexis Downing

🌿Knowing The Different Skin Types.


There are 5 major categories for skin type🧖🏾‍♀️:

- ’Normal’

- Dry

- Oily

- Sensitive

- Combination

It’s extremely important to know which skin type you are BEFORE settling on a skin care regimen.🧖🏾‍♀️

So let’s get into each of them and let me know which one you identify as.🧖🏾‍♀️



When it comes to normal skin, an individual’s skin isn’t described as oily or dry. When oiliness and dryness are present, it’s rare and easy to resolve.🌱

When it comes to pore size, normal skin types feature pores that aren’t engorged or easily visible.🌱

This skin doesn’t typically have a great excess of shine, and it also doesn’t tend to be cracked or flaky.🌱

This skin type usually exhibit few lines and wrinkles, and the skin’s tone is generally even, with no marked blemishes.🌱



Those with dry skin generally have almost invisible pores, and may suffer from premature wrinkles and regular irritation to the skin. There may also be scaly patches or flaking.🌱

For some, dry skin is hereditary, as genetic predispositions can affect the amount of sebum produced in the skin’s oil glands.🌱


Dry skin actually can be divided into 3 subcategories:

  1. Dry

  • Feels tight, brittle, rough and dull with low elasticity.🌱

  1. Very Dry

  • Scaly, flaky and/or patchy. Possible itchiness with rough/blotchy appearance.🌱

  1. Extremely Dry

  • Certain body parts are placed in this subcategory like hands, feet, knees and elbows. Appearance is rough, chapped, scaly, very itchy with calluses.🌱



Those with oily skin tend to notice a great deal of shine on their face, and may deal with terrible acne breakouts.🌱

Oily skin is the result of both genetic factors and hormonal changes. Those with a genetic predisposition to active oil glands produce a higher amount of sebum.🌱



Sensitive skin types may exhibit the characteristics of dry skin, oily skin, or combination skin, but they also deal with a great amount of redness and irritation. (Normal skin types may also have sensitive skin, but these generally don’t overlap.)🌱

Sensitive skin is easily inflamed, so it’s important to choose the right natural skin care for sensitive skin to avoid any adverse reactions.🌱