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WHAT IS YOUR SKIN TYPE?

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Hi Apples and welcome back to my blog.

Today let’s talk about skin types. This is actually an updated post because I have published a post on this before but I decided to shed more light on it.

Our skin is very important and knowing your skin type will help you understand your skin better and also have the knowledge of which products to stick with or stay away from.

Well as you all know, I love talking about beauty and easy ways we can take care of ourselves without going extreme or breaking the bank to look nice.

Related: How to maintain a healthy skin

HOW TO KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE

There are mainly 5 different types of skin:

  1. Normal skin
  2. Oily skin
  3. Dry skin
  4. Sensitive skin
  5. Combination skin

NORMAL SKIN

  • Presence of pores along the T-Zone
  • It rarely breaks out
  • Slight oily shine

OILY SKIN

  • Frequents breakout
  • Presence of large pores
  • Frequent oil shine

DRY SKIN

  • Little to no pores or shine
  • Skin looks flaky and tight

SENSITIVE SKIN

  • Easily reacts to products or environment
  • Turns red, bumpy and itchy

COMBINATION SKIN

Combination skin could be a mix of two or more skin types. This skin type is very common. These are few attributes of combination skin.

  • T-zone is mostly oily and everywhere else will be dry

COMMON TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN IDENTIFYING YOUR SKIN TYPE

T-ZONE: The space from your forehead down the bridge of your nose to the area around your upper lip. It forms letter T and that is the T-zone area.

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PORES: Pores are small openings in the skin that release oils and sweat.

SEBACEOUS GLANDS: A sebaceous gland is a microscopic exocrinegland in the skin that opens into a hair follicle to secrete an oily or waxy matter, calledsebum, which lubricates the hair and skin. Someone with an oily skin, the sebaceous glands produces excess oil while someone with dry skin produces less oil.

Related: 13 Basic skincare tips for all skin types

So my lovely apples, what is your skin type?

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