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Women are confused about their skin types. Their skin type is classified differently every time they visit a cosmetologist. Therefore, they end up by using beauty products, which are not suitable for their skin. Therefore, determining your skin type is necessary to improve your skin's health and appearance.
There are six skin types such as:
- Dry skin : The skin feels dry, tight and lacks suppleness. You have a tendency towards fine lines around the eye area, upper lips as well as on the neck.
- Sensitive Skin : The skin is dry and has fine printed lines. It is characterized by blotchy, irritated, redness and reacts to detergent and foaming lotion.
- Oily Skin : The entire face is greasy. This skin has many blackheads, pimples, acne and large pores.
- Combination Type : This skin types has a smooth and even texture, with medium pores, healthy colour .You may have a tendency towards dryness on the cheeks while being oily in the t-zone.
Mild Combination Skin : Lightly dry on the cheeks, lightly oily on the T-zone that is forehead, nose and chin.
Strong Combination Skin : Very dry on the cheeks and too oily on the T-Zone.
- Aging or sun-damaged : This skin shows wrinkles and feels tight especially around the cheeks and jaw line.
- Seborrheic Skin : Extremely greasy skin, saturated with a constant flow of oily secretion. The characteristics of the skin are deep acneic bumps, many blackheads, and very large pores.
Note that, the normal skin does not exist in adults as puberty changes the perfect skin we are born with to the state of adult imperfection.
There are some factors, which influence the way your skin looks, and feels. To effectively, evaluate your skin and determine the correct skin care routine, the following factors needs to be considered.
- Internal Factors : Hormonal changes like pregnancy, menopause, menstrual cycle etc. Health problems like rosacea, psoriasis, thyroid disorders etc.Genetic predisposition of skin type, smoking and medications.
- External factors : Climate/weather (cold, warm, moist, dry).Sun exposure and your skin care routine
The UV-Index denotes solar radiance that may affect your skin health. The actual effect on the human skin depends on skin type and tanning.
According to the following characteristics, you can identify your skin types:
- Skin Type I : Very fair complexion, freckles, often reddish, hardly tans, extreme disposition to sunburn.
- Skin Type II : Fair complexion, seldom freckles, tans little, high disposition to sunburn.
- Skin Type III : Fair to light brown complexion, no freckles, tans well, low disposition to sunburn.
- Skin Type IV : Light brown to olive colour complexion, no freckles, tans very well, hardly any disposition to sunburn.
To find out about your skin type you can do a tissue paper test. Wash your face at night and in the morning when you wake up from bed, take a neat tissue paper, press it on your face gently .Now where ever there is oiliness that area is oily. Rest of the area is either normal to dry. By taking this skin type test, you can identify the type of skin and treat the skin accordingly.
Here is some general information on skin types to help you to know about your skin type:
- Combination Skin: It is having one part as oily and other as dry or normal.
- Dark Skin: This type rarely burns. Tanning occurs big time, yielding a dark brown shade.
- Dry Skin: Dry skin is with small pore size. Quite rough and with flaking. No oily areas.
- Fair Skin: This skin type almost always burns easily.
- Mature Skin: The skin becomes drier, more wrinkled, and spots and growths appear on the mature skin.
- Normal Skin: It is soft and natural skin with small to medium pore size. Normal skin is usually firm and elastic.
- Oily Skin: It is with larger and more visible pores. It looks shiny and also has a sort of hardness to it that goes beyond the nice firmness of normal skin.
- Sensitive Skin: A person with sensitive skin has more trouble with environment and the cosmetics used.
To conclude that, skin type strongly influences our decisions about our skin care routines.