July 18, 2023
The four main skin types are normal, oily, dry, and combination. But how can you identify which type your own skin is? And how do you care for each of these skin types? We’ve got you covered! We’re going to break down what each of these skin types looks like and then how to take care of them.
By: Mackenzie, Licensed Esthetician
As a start in helping to identify what type of skin you have, I suggest washing your face and not placing any product on your face for at least half an hour. This will give you a better base to evaluate the texture and visibility of your skin.
Once you’ve done that, use our guide below in helping you identify which skin type you are!
Normal skin means your skin is in balance. Your skin will feel neither dry nor oily. It is not prone to breakouts, flakiness or feeling greasy or tight. Pores will appear small, and skin texture is smooth and less prone to breakouts.
What does normal skin look like?
How to take care of normal skin:
Even those with normal skin should strive to maintain healthy skincare habits. While you may be less prone to breakouts or enlarged pores than some other skin types, it’s still just important to have a basic skincare routine.
This is primarily a result of excessive sebum production. The skin will appear greasy and shiny. Oily skin types are prone to suffer from acne, large pores, and blackheads.
What does oily skin look like?:
How to take care of oily skin:
If none of these seem to be doing the trick I would suggest finding a face wash with salicylic or glycolic in it!
This occurs when there is a lack of moisture in the skin. Dry skin lacks to produce less oil and lacks vitality.
What does dry skin look like?
How to take care of dry skin:
Combination skin is when the face is both dry and oily. The t-zone is where things tend to be more oily, whereas the cheeks will lean more on the dry side.
What does combination skin look like?:
How to take care of combination skin:
If after reading through all of this you’re still a little lost on which of the four main skin types you are—don’t worry, we can help! Here at Atalo Aesthetics in Cincinnati, OH, we offer complimentary skincare consultations. You’ll sit down with one of our providers and they’ll assess your skin to help identify which type you best align with.
That way we can then recommend the best skin care products (and potential treatment plans) suited for your skin type. Just fill out our new patient inquiry form here and we’ll be in touch to get your complimentary consultation scheduled!
If you’re new to skincare, click here to watch our video on how to start building a healthy skincare regimen!