Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Skin types

So I've decided to write this blog post about different skin types. The reason behind this is a bit long winded but basically back when I was working at Boots I remember I used to get lots of people coming in asking me what skin type they are to make it easier to buy skin and make up products. So I would like to impart my 'knowledge' with you all :)

There are five basic skin types to get started with but this can change due to illness and various other factors. The five skin types are- Normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive.

A normal skin tone has an even texture with a smooth and supple surface. This also means it will have a proper balance between the oil and the moisture contents within your skin, therefore meaning it isn't really either dry or greasy. If you have a normal skin type your pores will usually be quite small and your skin tone will be quite even. Your skin will look clear and you'll rarely develop spots or blemishes.

A dry skin tone as suggested shows a dry skin type and also could include dry, flaky skin too. Dry skin can sometimes be more prone to wrinkles and lines because of the inability for the skin to retain the moisture as well. Dry skin often has problems during cold weather meaning more moisturisers would be needed. 

An oily skin tone as implied in the name suggests that the overall appeal of the skin can be a bit oily.People with oily skin tend to also be prone to black heads, white heats, and spots. If you have oily skin you'll need to cleanse the skin daily.

This is probably the most common skin type. As suggested in the name, the skin is a combination of both oily and dry skin with certain areas of the face either more oily or more dry. With combination skin there is usually a central part (the T- zone as its nicknamed) which is across the forehead, nose and chin. The dry and oily parts of your skin should be treated accordingly, different products for the oily and the dry skin parts. 

Thanks for reading!
A x


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