As a makeup artist a common question I am asked is “What is my ‘skin type’?”Stress, diet, and lifestyle play large factors in the condition of your skin, but using the right products correctly will help create a healthier skin. So how do you determine what category you best fit in?
Normal Skin will be soft and smooth with small to invisible pores. Normal skin has a healthy fresh glow that generally remains blemish free.
Dry or dehydrated skin usually feels tight and uncomfortable especially after cleansing. Dry skin usually feels like you have to reapply moisturizer through out the day and your makeup may not last all day. Your skin becomes rough, cracks and flakes especially in low humidity or cold climates. People with dry skin may notice more fine lines around your eyes, forehead, mouth and neck.
Oily Skin finds it hard to control unwanted shine, consistently experience spots and blemishes, and have enlarged pores that often become clogged resulting in whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, papules, cystic acne under the skin, bumps that never go away.
Combination Skin: Generally, the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) produces excess oil and occasional blemishes. At the same time, less oil is produced on the cheek, eye and neck area, causing possible dehydration, dryness, tightness and fine lines.
Sensitive skin becomes flushed or red and itch on occasion; most skin care products cause your skin to sting or become red; fragrances, colorants and other skin care ingredients irritate your skin. Everyone is prone to skin sensitivity at some point in our life. Sensitive skin tends to be more fragile and thin especially on the cheeks.
If you are one of those who may feel that your skin type is a one in one trillion, and that no one can relate to your issues, it may be best to go to a dermatologist; after all I am ONLY the Expert!