What Are The Five Basic Skin Types?
Oily Skin: Oily skin is characterized by a higher-than-average production of sebum, skin's natural oil. This excess oiliness can make the skin appear shiny or greasy and is often accompanied by skin concerns like blackheads and enlarged pores.
Dry Skin: Dry skin is the opposite of oily skin - it is skin that does not have enough oil. It may look dull or feel tight, while severe dryness can cause the skin crack, flake, or peel.
Combination Skin: Combination skin displays two or more defining characteristics - like dryness and oiliness - in different areas. People with combination skin will have an oilier T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), while their cheeks will be drier.
Sensitive Skin: Sensitive skin is characterized by a heightened sensitivity to stressors, including some skincare products. Some people only experience mild irritation when exposed to stressors, while others struggle with redness, itching, and discomfort regularly. Sensitivity is not always visible - sometimes, it is just about how the skin feels.
Normal Skin: In skincare, normal refers specifically to skin that is well-balanced and displays no persistent skin concerns.