Knowing your skin type before buying beauty products and facials is essential! Do you notice that the products in your skincare routine are not giving you the results you were looking for? It is then possible that you are using products that are not suitable for your skin type.
Each type of skin, whether normal, combination, dry or oily, requires specific care to always be hydrated and rid of impurities. If you need help identifying your skin type, we'll show you all the characteristics and treatments we recommend for each one.
To begin, you should know that there are four types of skin: normal skin, combination skin, oily skin and dry skin. Let's get to know them in detail.
1) Normal skin
Normal skin has a good balance. This means that normal skin has an even tone, a smooth, velvety texture and small, closed pores.
Characteristics of normal skin
- This is skin that has no pimples or blackheads. In general, it is a skin free of impurities.
- It is smooth skin, with an even complexion, usually pink.
- It has good circulation and elasticity and therefore a velvety texture to the touch.
If your skin has all of these characteristics, you're in luck. However, normal skin requires a care ritual in order to keep it healthy and youthful.
2) Dry skin
Dry skin is characterized by low sebum production or less sebum than normal skin.
Dry skin requires some essential care, as it is skin that tends to age prematurely. In addition, it is possible to have a degree of dryness varying from one individual to another: dry skin, very dry skin, extremely dry skin.
Dry skin characteristics:
- It's a very thin skin type. That's why it tends to flake off.
- His complexion is rather dull, fragile and very sensitive to irritation.
- It may be red and rough to the touch.
- It has no pores and can generate pimples or blackheads, but very scattered.
- Premature aging: has expression lines.
If you notice little expression lines that shouldn't be there, very itchy redness, tightness or flaking of your skin, it's time to take care of it and clean it up. protect from all external agents!
You can find our suitable products here or opt for our care ritual dedicated to dry skin:
3) Oily skin
Oily skin is skin that has excessive sebum production, the exact opposite of dry skin.
Oily skin characteristics
- It's a skin that has a lot of shine.
- It has open, large and dilated pores.
- A greasy texture is noticeable to the touch.
- She is prone to blackheads and pimples.
- Acne is very recurrent in this type of skin.
If your skin has all of the above characteristics, keep in mind that all products and treatments should be specific to that skin type. You can find our suitable products here or opt for our care ritual dedicated to oily skin:
4) Combination skin
Combination skin is a mixture of dry and oily skin. This type of skin is the most common among the population.
Characteristics of combination skin
- This type of skin has a more oily texture in the T zone (chin, nose and forehead).
- The pores are enlarged in this area.
- The rest of the face has a matte texture, a mix between normal and dry skin.
- The T zone is prone to pimples and blackheads due to sebaceous secretion.
- To the touch, some areas will be oilier and others drier.
Combination skin is very likely to go from one extreme to the other. In other words, if you do not take care of it properly, it can become greasy or, on the contrary, it can become dehydrated and excessively dry. So be very careful.
For this type of skin, we have developed three different care rituals depending on whether you have classic combination skin, combination skin with a more oily tendency or, on the contrary, combination skin which tends to be dry.
If you have already identified your skin type, all you have to do is start taking care of it.