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There are 4 main skin types in this world which are known as Normal, Oily, Dry and Combination Skin. It is important for us to know our skin type so that we are familiar on which products to look out for when purchasing for our precious skincare routine.
Let's start off with Normal Skin. We all know normal skin is when our skin is neither too dry nor oily which is well-balanced and healthy skin. How do we identify normal skin? It is when our skin has no blemishes, fine pores and has smooth textures. However, as we age, our skin tend to lose its moisture and that's when our skin starts to become dry.
Next, Oily Skin. It occurs when there is an overproduction of sebum. There are many factors triggering this issue such as genetics, stress, medication, hormonal imbalances and make-up products that cause irritation. Oily skin can be seen as shiny and enlarged pores. On top of that, Oily skin are prone to black or whiteheads or any other form of acne.
Moving on to Dry Skin. Dry skin occurs when our skin loses its moisture or when our skin produces less sebum than normal skin does. When our skin produces less sebum, it lacks of lipid which helps to retain the moisture in our skin and create a layer of shield from external factors. Do you know when our skin loses its moisture? The answers are during Perspiration or TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss) where the loss of water to the surrounding through the layer of epidermis via evaporation processes. There are various degrees of dry skin such as Dry Skin, Very Dry Skin or Extremely Dry Skin. Dry skin refers to dull-looking skin that has low elasticity and brittle. While Very Dry Skin has rough and patchy texture, it will even have flakiness in patches and possible itchiness too. As for Extremely Dry Skin, this is the most severe degree of dry skin as the skin are prone to cracks and frequent itchiness.
Lastly, Combination Skin. This is when our skin has both dry and oily issues which vary on our T-zones (Forehead, Nose and Chin) and cheeks. It can be oily at the T-zone while dry on the cheeks or otherwise. In other words, for combination skin at certain areas, our skin has overproduction and less production of sebum.
Now with this information, you can now find out what is your skin type so that you can purchase the right product to treat or pamper your skin even better. If this still does not help you much, feel free to contact us at WhatsApp (+60197603899) or Email us at email@example.com .