Knowing your skin type is essential for achieving and maintaining your best complexion. It allows you to make informed decisions about products and ingredients – including whether or not they’re good for you.
Unlike the other skin types, normal (or eudermic) skin tends to have balanced pH levels and sebum production. It doesn’t appear too oily or too dry but can have patches of either in areas prone to breakouts, such as the cheeks and forehead.
Dry skin typically produces less natural oils than other types of skin. This can cause it to look dull, feel tight or less elastic, and become rough or scaly.
This skin type usually has both oily and dry areas, mainly in the T-zone (the area on the forehead, nose, and chin) and other parts of the face. It can also be sensitive, which is more prone to redness and itching from environmental factors such as heat or cold air, strong winds, and UV light.
Getting to know your skin type is crucial for choosing the best products and keeping it in top shape. When you do, it can save you time and effort by preventing skin irritations or clogged pores.
Oily skin produces excess sebum (the lubricating, protective fluid that keeps your complexion smooth). The amount of sebum produced by the body can vary from person to person and may be influenced by factors such as genetics, hormone changes and stress levels.