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Skin Types

It is very important for everyone and especially for makeup artists to know about skin types. It will help to find a proper skincare routine to avoid future skin problems. Check below and find out what skin type you have and how to take care of it! 

Normal Skin

Normal skin is smooth and has even texture with small pores. Cheeks are the driest area. The skin may experience some shine and larger pores on the forehead, nose, or chin. Water and oil content in this skin is balanced. 

This type of skin needs a normal care routine with cleansing, exfoliation twice a week, moisturization with lightweight lotions. 

Dry/Extra Dry Skin 

Dry/Extra Dry skin feels tight after washing. May look dry and feels rough and uneven, dehydrated. Pores are small or almost invisible. Dry skin shows fine lines faster than other skin types. To have a good care for the dry skin you need to have a special diet which includes high in water content. Richer cleansers should be used and layering different textures of moisturizer will also help. Begin with lightweight face oil, and then layer a richer cream. 

Oily Skin

Oily skin is shiny, especially through the T-zone (the forehead, nose, and chin). This is caused by overactive sebaceous, or oil-producing, glands. May have large, visible pores, few signs of aging, such as fine lines. Skin care should include cleansing at least twice a day to prevent dirt accumulation and to keep pores open. Use an alcohol-free astringent to remove excess oil. Use oil-free moisturizers to keep the skin from overdrying. 

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can range from dry to oily. It is easily irritated by cosmetics, moisturizers, and cleansers. This type of skin requires mild, nonperfumed cleansing products. Use an alcohol-free toner and moisturizers specially formulated for sensitive skin. 

Combination Skin

Combination skin is oily through the T-zone, has dry cheeks or spot dehydration. Larger pores on the forehead, nose, and chin. Care routine requires regular cleansing, toning, and moisturizing of the oily areas and the use of a milder cleanser and denser moisturizer for the dry areas. 

Learn more about skin types on our makeup courses!