Skin Type Chart



Oily Skin

Oily Skin

People with oily skin often struggle with reoccurring bouts of acne throughout their lives - even into adulthood. Oily skin is characterized by its shiny appearance, coarse texture and rather enlarged pores. Those with oily skin often complain of oily hair. They also may experience flakiness and dryness around the nose, eyes and in areas that tend to accumulate excess oils and then dry out.

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Skin Care Tip: Wash oily skin regularly or as needed with water-based, never oil-based, skin care products. Also refrain from applying a nighttime moisturizer and steer clear of oily foods in your diet.


Acne-Prone Skin

Acne-Prone Skin

Although most people with oily skin are tormented with reoccurring blackheads and whiteheads, acne-prone skin can be extreme. When neglected or improperly cared for, acne-prone skin is ravaged by blemishes and can leave painful acne cysts and severe acne scarring in its wake.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is often identified by redness, broken capillaries and damaged blood vessels beneath the skin's surface. Those with sensitive skin must limit their use of commercial skin care products - especially any product with heavy perfume.

Skin Care Tip: Dermatologists can recommend a line of natural sensitive skin care products that will be safe to use on unpredictable skin.

Dry Skin

Dry Skin

Dry skin is a result of the skin's ability to produce moisture and natural oils. As we age, and the more our skin becomes exposed to the sun and element, dryness occurs and skin takes on a taunt, leathery appearance. Dry skin usually goes hand in hand with dry hair, but few troubles with acne. Although dry skin may appear smooth and even, it can feel uncomfortably tight and rigid.

Skin Care Tip: The key is to moisturize dry skin, especially at night. Also, always apply adequate sunscreen to protect against sun damage.

Combination Skin

Combination Skin

Combination-type skin is characteristic of something called the T-zone. This refers to an acne-prone T-shape across the nose, chin and forehead; while the skin around the cheeks, temples and throat remain normal or even dry.

Skin Care Tip: A variety of oil-free moisturizing gels can be incorporated into your skin care regime to comply with combination skin.

Mature Skin

Mature Skin

Thanks to the aging process, as well as biological and hormonal changes, the regeneration of new skin cells become sluggish and skin begins to take on a crinkled appearance. Lines and crows feet start to develop around the eyes and mouth - where skin is first prone to loose its elasticity.

Skin Care Tip: Harsh astringents and acne washes should now be replaced with regenerating eye gels and firming moisturizers to promote skin suppleness and elasticity.

Normal Skin

Normal Skin

If you have normal skin - you have the best of both worlds. Your skin isn't too oily or too dry and blemishes are rare. Normal skin appears firm and smooth with naturally small pores. If you have normal skin you likely receive regular compliments on your healthy glow.

Skin Care Tip: A normal skin care regime will allow you the freedom to experiment with a wide variety of skin care products. Your normal skin care regime should consist of washing with a quality skin care facial wash and applying toner and moisturizer twice daily.


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