Normal, sensitive, dry, combination, or oily? We are born with a certain type of skin, but other factors such as age, stress, weather, diet and the products you use affect your skin's condition and therefore also it's needs. Identifying your skin type is a great first step for your routine. Let us guide you.
Dry skin is often thin with small pores. It usually has a weaker protective barrier and can therefore sometimes be sensitive. The skin feels tight instead of soft and supple, and dry lines are common.
If you have sensitive skin, you usually know it. It flares up easily and often feels fragile and tight. Redness is common, and with this skin type, the keywords are soothing, strengthening, and definitely fragrance-free.
Do you feel that your skin is soft and supple and the pores are small? Congratulations – you have normal skin! Normal skin is usually balanced and does not feel dry or oily. In This case, you want to maintain and preserve your skin in the best possible way.
Combination skin is just as it sounds - multiple skin types in one. Most common is that the skin in the T-zone is a bit oilier and quickly becomes shiny, while other areas are dry or balanced.
In many cases, mature skin is thin and fragile and may need to be strengthened in various ways. Fine lines and wrinkles are natural and pigment spots usually appear and become more visible. The skin usually becomes drier with age, and during menopause, problems may feel even worse.
Oily skin is characterized by enlarged pores, quickly becoming shiny and prone to blackheads and pimples. The positive aspect of this skin type is that it is usually more pliable than dry skin. Oily skin has good sebum production and craves moisture more than oils.