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What's Your Skin Type?

You are born with your skin type, which is determined by your genetics and ethnicity. However, your skin can change over time as you age. Read below to determine which skin type you have.

4 Skin Types

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Characteristics of Each Skin Type

Normal Skin

Characteristics of normal skin include:

  • Good oil-water balance

  • Pores are normal size

  • Usually blemish free

Dry Skin

Characteristics of dry skin include:

  • Rough or flaky texture

  • Tightness/lack of elasticity

  • More noticeable fine lines and wrinkles

  • Redness and irritation

  • Barely visible pores

Dry skin looks dull because it’s often covered in a layer of dead skin cells. Light reflects off these rough skin cells in all different directions, whereas if your skin is hydrated, it has a smooth surface that reflects light evenly, and so appears more radiant.

Oily Skin

Characteristics of oily skin include:

  • Enlarged pores

  • Shininess or greasiness

  • Less visible fine lines and wrinkles

  • Prone to acne

  • Does not hold makeup well

Combination Skin

Characteristics of combination skin include:

  • Oily and dry skin spots

  • Experience mild breakouts and dry spots at the same time

  • Larger pores on your chin, nose, and forehead

  • Makeup looks patchy

  • Skin gets oilier in the summer, and dry in the winter