A Guide to 5 Common Skin Types

A Guide to 5 Common Skin Types

Our skin makes us unique. We all have different skin colors and skin types thus, it requires different treatments and needs as well.
As beauty companies strive to cater all skin types, many products have been made available in the market making it a little bit of struggle to find the perfect product.
To help you find the perfect product for your skin, it is very important that you know what your skin type first so that you would have the idea what type of products you should start looking.
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The Sensitive
Sensitive skin is characterized by having dry, and flaky skin easily catches sunburns, easily reacts to weather of chemicals.
Studies have shown that those people with fairer skin that is less in Melanin are more prone to having sensitive skin that those with darker skin colors.
Tips:
Use mild soap
Choose hypo-allergenic products
Avoid using facial scrubs
Avoid applying too much product
The Combination
The combination skin type is also very common. You can have both oily and dry skin like your face is oily in the T-zone while the rest is dry.
Tips: 
Use products according to your type
Only apply specific products to certain parts of the face
Cleanse your face gently
Use mild soap
Avoid applying products on dry areas (around the mouth, sides of the nose and around the eyes)
Use a moisturizer that suits you
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The Dry
If you have rough patches, cracked skin, itchy feels and sensitivity to products, you probably have dry skin type.
Tips:
Use mild and gentle soaps
Do not exfoliate often
Avoid using scrubs or brushes
Moisturize all the time
Use serums and oil-based products
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The Oily
Oily skin type is caused by excess oil that makes your face shine and produces whiteheads, blackheads and visible pores. This type of skin type is also very prone to acne breakouts.
Tips:
Cleanse your face well
Apply deep cleansing
Exfoliate often
Use products with salicylic acid as it can help prevent acne
Use water-based or alcohol-based moisturizers
The Normal
Those with moderately fair-skinned are usually the ones with normal skin type. However, it doesn’t mean they are immune to skin problems. If you could tolerate the skin care products without irritation, then you might have a normal skin type.
Tips:
Cleanse twice daily
Use lightweight moisturizers
Moisturize twice daily