Everyone wants to have beautiful, clear skin! We’ll be covering some basic skincare tips to help you reach your skin goals, but before we can do that, you need to know about your skin type. Everyone has their own unique skin type that falls under four main categories: normal, oily, dry, and combination.
Before looking more at different skin types, it’s important to know what the T-zone is. The T-zone is the part of your face that includes your forehead and the bridge of your nose all the way down to your chin, forming a T shape. This part of your face can have different skin qualities than the rest of your body because the T-zone often has greater overall oil production than the rest of your face. This can make it so that you need to take care of different parts of your face in different ways depending on how different your T-zone is from everywhere else, which we’ll get more into below.
Normal skin refers to skin that is generally well-balanced. It’s not too oily and not too dry. You can usually identify normal skin because the pores are fine, there is good blood circulation, and the texture is very smooth with few to no blemishes. This is a result of the skin managing moisture effectively, not producing too much oil and retaining moisture effectively. People with normal skin can also experience slightly oilier skin in the T-zone, but not always. Here are our tips to care for normal skin!
Oily skin refers to skin that produces more oil than normal skin. Oily skin can often be characterized as having much larger, more visible pores, a glossy sheen, and a paler overall complexion. Oily skin is often more prone to having blemishes like whiteheads or blackheads, as well as acne. This is because with enlarged pores and heightened oil production, pores are more likely to become obstructed and form into blemishes. Improving oily skin can help people have much clearer skin and feel better as well. Check out our tips to care for oily skin!
Dry skin refers to skin that produces less oil than normal skin. Drier skin has a harder time retaining moisture than normal skin because there is less oil to protect you from wind, dust, and sunlight. Many factors including aging and living in an arid environment can cause dry skin or worsen the condition. Dry skin can often feel itchy, tight, or flaky, so improving dry skin can help many people not only look better but feel better too! We’ve got tips to help you care for your dry skin here.
Combination skin refers to skin that has both oily and dry skin in different facial regions. This usually means that the person has an oily T-zone and drier cheeks. The oily areas are caused by having too much oil on the skin, and the dry areas are caused by not having enough. Combination skin can be obnoxious for some people to treat and take care of, but it’s certainly possible! Treatments for combination skin can vary, check out our blog on how to treat combination skin to learn more!
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