Skin Types are determined by: GENETICS • AGE • ENVIRONMENT
One day things are going smoothly, the next they’re a bit rough — what’s the secret to skin care bliss? Knowing your type!
For the most part, people are born with their SKIN TYPE. It has to do with the size of the oil glands. Some people get “dry skin” and “dehydrated skin” confused. Dry skin means the type of skin one has (not much oil production at all); whereas, dehydrated skin means a SKIN CONDITION where the skin does not have enough moisture in it. This may be from harsh products or a harsh environment.
Let’s face it, you and your skin are in it for the long haul, so be good to it as it grows and changes. Understanding how your daily habits affect your skin type is key to keeping it de-stressed and balanced.
The coloured zones on the faces below are the T-zones of each skin type. As oil production increases with each skin type, the T-zone becomes wider and the pore size becomes larger.
READY TO FIND YOUR SKIN TYPE?
Pore size can be small to large. Skin feels tight, dry, hot and can sting.
Pore size is small. T-zone extends to the inner corner of the eye. May feel oily 10 to 12 hours after cleansing.
Pore size is medium. T-zone extends to inner corner of iris. May feel oily 7 to 9
hours after cleansing.
Pore size is large. T-zone extends to the middle of the eye. May feel oily 4 to 6 hours after cleansing.
WHAT ARE SKIN CONDITIONS?
Skin conditions can occur in any skin type for a variety of reasons. Stress, lifestyle choices and even the environment can have an impact on your skin. Luckily, skin conditions can improve over time. Sometimes all it takes is a change in the environment, or finding a skin care routine that matches your lifestyle.
Common conditions include: