Your skin Skin typesis unique and knowing your skin type is an important first step in order to make the right decision on how to treat your skin with the proper skin care and treatment plan to have healthy skin.

There are five common skin types: normal, oily, dry, combination and sensitive.

Normal Skin:
• displays a smooth texture and a rosy, clear surface, with fine pores.
• no visible blemishes, greasy patches or flaky areas.
• sebum production, moisture content, keratinisation and desquamation are well-balanced.
• often found in young persons.

Oily Skin:
• tends to be thick, shiny with large pores
• sebaceous glands can be overactive, producing more oil than is needed
• over abundance of oil helps keep moisture from evaporating from the epidermis, making it less prone to aging
• clogged pores and blackheads are perennial problems for people with oily skin

Dry Skin:
• caused by lack of oil in the skin
• small pores, ‘tight’ feeling and doesn’t absorb products easily
• skin may be flaky, dull and lack plumpness
• easily irritated – more likely to suffer reactions to products

Combination Skin:
• parts of the face are dry, flaky and inflamed, while the T-zone of the face, nose, chin, and forehead
• may have fine lines and wrinkles and shininess and breakouts
• experience rosacea on your cheeks and large pores on your nose
• cheeks and neck that are more sensitive to cleansers

Sensitive Skin:
• thin epidermis, fine texture that makes the skin vulnerable to external assaults – Itchy, blushes, hives, bumps developing on the skin when you use certain products
• vulnerable to burns, flaky patches, acne, rosacea, contact allergens and eczema
• capillary damage close to the surface
• reacts to weather conditions such as cold or hot weather conditions

Now that you know your skin type, let’s get you on a treatment plan and proper home care so you can be happy in your healthy new skin.

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