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  • Writer's pictureAlexis 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.🌱

  2. Very Dry

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

  3. 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.🌱



Combination skin features two or more different skin types on the face, and typically presents with dry and flaky skin on portions of the face, with excessive oil on others.🌱

Many believe they have oily skin when they, in fact, have combination skin. Unless your skin is oily all over, there are likely portions of skin that are dry or normal, which would qualify under combination.🌱

This skin type is the most common skin type, but it can be hard to identify and treat. The skin will often be shiny in the T-zone. These areas tend to have more active oil glands than other parts of the face like the cheeks.🌱

Dealing with both dry and oily skin means finding the perfect skin care regimen that’s strong enough to exfoliate without irritating the skin.🌱


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