Skin Type and Recognition

Posted: April 27, 2010 in Skin care
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Oily Skin:

Oily skin has shiny, thick and big pores. It is due to the over activity of the sebaceous glands. People with oily skin are more prone to whiteheads and blackheads. But, since it has a lot of moisture on its own, it slows the aging process.

Dry Skin:

Dry skin is basically thin and fine pored. It feels tight because of the inactivity of the sebaceous glands. Since very less oil is secreted, it makes the skin look dull and dehydrated. People with dry skin tend to get wrinkles early.

Combination Skin:

Combination skin is the most common skin type. The sebaceous glands are not evenly distributed. It is oily in the T-zone [ forehead, nose, mouth and chin tends to be oily] whereas the cheeks and other portions remain dry, resulting in a patchy skin.

Sensitive Skin:

Both oily and dry skin can be sensitive. It has thin, delicate and fine pores. People with this type of skin are sensitive to certain cosmetics, food, alcohol or even emotional issues.

Recognition of Skin Type:

It is important to know your skin type and use products accordingly. But, many tend to get confused and get into wrong conclusions. Here is an easy way to recognize your skin type.

Clean your skin well with a good cleanser. Do not apply any cream on your face. When you wake up in the morning, before you wash your face, place a tissue paper against it. Press it lightly and take a look at the tissue paper. If the tissue paper is dry, your skin is dry. If it is oily, then you have an oily skin. If it is oily in the T-zone and the remaining areas are dry, your skin belongs to the combination category.

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