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Do You Know Your Skin Type?

There are 5 basic types of skin:

1. Normal


3. Oily

4. Combination

5. Sensitive


Normal Skin:

To check your skin type just wipe your face with cotton right after you wake up in the morning. If you have normal skin type the cotton will remain clean and without oil. Normal skin appears to be smooth and healthy.
Dry Skin:

Your face usually feels dry and tight. In the winter, you’ll notice extra dryness around your mouth or eye area. Dry skin easily develops a sallow tone, fine pores and is prone to wrinkles and irritation. If you have dry skin you want to make sure you use moisturizing creams and products regularly.
Oily Skin:

People with oily skin have an oily glow on their face – specifically on their cheeks, nose, and forehead. They usually appear greasy or shiny and have enlarged pores and acne. If you have oily skin, you wan to avoid rich creams.
Combination Skin:

If you have combination skin type then most of the time the T zone area of your face is oily but your cheeks are normal. You can have patches of both, dry and oily skin.
Sensitive Skin:

If your skin is sensitive then it usually stays dry and tight and is easily irritated. Sensitive skin requires special care because it is the most problematic skin type, as it can easily become irritated, reddish, itchy or tingly.



  • Mia fernandez April 29, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you! its really informative and it really really helped me.


  • Brittany February 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I’m not sure if I have normal or combination skin because my nose and sometimes my forehead is oily bt everywhere else is normal but other times everywhere is normal….so could i have both?


    • Ladies Trends February 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Hi Brittany, I think you have combination skin because you said that your nose and forehead (that is what we call T zone) is oily.. Seasons and the food you eat also has an effect on your skin, for instance, in summers oily skin tends to get oilier and in winters dry skin tends to become extremely dry. Water consumption can also have effects on your skin. So you have to notice the effects of weather and food on your skin. But I think you have combination skin. Hope it helped & you are always welcome to ask anything further.


  • Brittany February 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    thank you, this has helped me a lot


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