Every person’s skin is unique. When it comes to skin care, the most important thing is to understand your skin’s specific needs. Determining your skin type and conditions and choosing the right products are the key to a balanced, healthy and glowing skin.
A skin type is the skin you were born with and the way that your skin behaves, pretty much all the time, due to genetic makeup and hormones. A skin condition is usually a temporary concern and can be the result of outside influences, including climate, diet, stress, skincare products, allergies, etc.
Trying to determine yours? Ideally, you can plan a visit to your aesthetician. She will perform a complete skin analysis and build the perfect skin care regimen adapted to your needs. The following are a few characteristics common to each skin types and conditions, that can help you identify where your skin fits in the most.
The 3 skin types are dry, normal/combination, and oily. Skin type is determined by the quantity of sebum secreted over the skin surface. Most skin can be classified as normal to dry or normal to oily. It is quite rare for skin to be completely normal without any underlying tendency.