Skin Type Definitions
If you have sensitive skin, you may experience dryness, redness, itching or a burning sensation from a negative reaction to your skincare products. You should be careful not to use products that would aggravate the issues.
Our skin releases natural oil (sebum) to help keep us moisturized. When the skin does not produce enough sebum and lacks hydration, it is considered dry. Dry skin can crack or peel easily. The skin may feel rough and itchy, look dull and tired. If you have dry skin, you should use products that moisturize and provide hydration.
With oily skin, there is excess production of sebum. This can cause the pores to become clogged and enlarged, resulting in acne breakouts. If you have oily skin, you may notice your face looks more shiny as the day progresses. You may be tempted to over-cleanse, which would only make things worse because the more you strip your skin of oils, the more it will produce. You want to use gentle products that will help regulate the production of sebum.
"Normal" skin is well balanced - not too oily, not too dry, not sensitive. This skin type produces just enough sebum to keep it moisturized. Normal skin tends not to overly react to various ingredients, however, you should still select your skincare products wisely.
Combination skin is a mix of different skin types. You may experience dryness in some areas, oilyness in others and even sensitivity in yet other areas. If you have combination skin, you should carefully select products that work for each of the types of skin on your face.
As we get older, our skin becomes drier due to hormonal changes etc. It is important to care for our skin at all stages of life but as we get older, we may begin to see signs like wrinkles, crows feet and so on. It is important to stay hydrated and use products that hydrate and moisturize your skin.