Skin Types & Skin Conditions

Normal Skin

Normal/Balanced Skin

Not too dry and not too oily, normal skin has:

  • No or few imperfections
  • No severe sensitivity
  • Barely visible pores
  • A radiant complexion

Dry

Dry Skin

People having Dry Skin may experience:

  • Almost invisible pores
  • Dull, rough complexion
  • Red patches
  • Your skin is less elastic
  • More visible lines

Your skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If it’s very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms, and legs.

Combination

Combination Skin

Your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have this type. It may need slightly different care in different areas.

Combination skin can have:

  • Pores that look larger than normal, because they’re more open
  • Blackheads
  • Shiny skin

Oily

Oily Skin

Such Skin type includes:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull or shiny, thick complexion
  • Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes

Sensitive

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is caused by nerve endings in the top layer of skin becoming irritated. This occurs because your skin’s natural barrier function is weakened and has broken down due to a trigger. Common causes of sensitive skin can include:

Sun exposure
Exposure to air pollution
Frequent changes in temperature
Cold, harsh weather
Hard water (water with higher mineral content)
Very hot water

SKIN CONDITIONS

Aging

Aging is something we all go through and varies how we will age by genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors. It is essentially the loss and breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers. The first visible signs of aging include fine lines around eyes and mouth, loss of firmness, uneven pigmentation and enlarged pores.

 

Acne

Remember acne is a skin condition that any skin type can have. Acne is a very individual skin condition and the causes can vary from one person to the next. Typically acne is caused by an excess production of oil and keratin plus many internal factors like hormones, diet, and stress. All of us will experience a pimple or two in our lifetime. However, someone with acne will tend to have blackheads, whiteheads or cysts on a regular basis.

 

Sensitized

Sensitized skin is different than sensitive skin and often viewed as the same unless you realize the difference.Sensitive skin is a skin type that is genetic. While sensitized skin is a temporary skin condition that is caused by extreme weather, using products that are too aggressive or not suited for your skin type. It is characterized by a rashy appearance to the skin, acne that is uncharacteristic for you, tightness after washing your face, tightness and dehydration.

Hyperpigmentation – Sun Damage, Freckles + Melasma

Hyperpigmentation is when the skin produces too much melanin and it distributes unevenly. Melanin is what gives our skin, hair and eye color. This includes post inflammatory pigmentation from acne, uneven splotches of pigmentation, “age spots” and freckles from the sun or hormones. Melasma or commonly called pregnancy mask is partly from the sun but most often from birth control pills, hormone shifts or pregnancy.

Dehydrated

Dehydrated skin should not be confused with dry skin. Dry skin is a skin type that is lacking oil and dehydrated skin is a skin condition that is lacking water. Keep in mind, ANY skin type can be dehydrated, even the oiliest. Dehydrated skin is most characterized by tightness, but also may be itchy or reactive. If you have ever felt greasy yet tight there is a good chance you are dehydrated.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes red flare-ups on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Swollen bumps, pimples, and visible blood vessels are common. The cause is unknown and unfortunately, there is no cure as of yet. However, To keeps symptoms at bay with topical products both over the counter and prescriptions, avoiding certain foods and lifestyle habits.

Broken Capillaries

Broken capillaries are those tiny blood vessels that often pop up around the nose or cheek areas. They are an extensive vein network that carries the blood supply of the face. They can be misread as rosacea which as we know is different and are usually caused by sunburn, constant pressure on the nose from wearing glasses, smoking, high alcohol consumption, windburn, blood thinning medications and squeezing pimples on the nose or pore strips/peel off masks.

Seasonal Skin

The “seasonal skin” can be characterized by the skin becoming extra dry, dehydrated, red, flakey or even oily and breaking out when the seasons change. This is temporary but making some changes can help alleviate any skin issues.

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