It’s important to understand your skin type so you can understand what products and treatments are best for you. Products designed for dry skin may not be effective for oily skin, just like treatments for oily skin are not designed for dry skin. Using products not suited for your true skin type can also compromise your skin’s barrier and cause damage in the long run.
There are four skin types—Normal, Dry, Oily, and Combination—and each are easy to identify by their common characteristics.
It’s also important to understand the difference between skin types and skin conditions. Skin types are genetically determined, and refer to the general characteristics of your skin—such as pore size, oil production, and overall complexion. Skin conditions are influenced by both internal and external factors, and are temporary—such as acne, sun damage, and sensitized skin. Knowing this difference will also help determine what products and treatments are best for you.
If you’re still unsure about your skin type, contact me for a free Skincare Consultation. I’ll analyze your skin, recommend products and treatments best suited for you, and work with you to achieve your healthiest skin.