Proper diagnosis of your skin type and its conditions are the keys to identifying the skin care preparations most suitable for your skin. While your skin type is dependent on your genetic make up, many skin conditions may be the result of your treatment of yourself and your skin over the years.
Normal skin - Normal skin looks soft, moist, plump, and dewy and has a healthy glow and colour. The surface of the skin shows a fine texture, and there are no visible wrinkles, fine lines, or open pores.
Dry skin - Dry skin is the result of sebaceous gland underactivity. It is hereditary but can also result from the ageing process. Dry skin also tends to be dehydrated. Its lacks of oil diminishes its ability to retain moisture. It tends to be very fine, with almost invisible pores and tends to wrinkle easily.
Oily skin - Oily skin is a hereditary condition that develops due to overactive sebaceous glands. This activity is controlled by the androgen hormones. Oily skin can be recognised by its shiny appearance with enlarged pores.
Combination skin - Combination skin is characterised by the existence of two or more different skin types or conditions. A classic combination skin is oily around the nose, forehead, and chin, but dry on the rest of the face. When treating a combination skin, each area is treated for its particular needs. For example, when applying a mask, a mask formulated for oily skin is applied to the oily areas of the face and a mask formulated for dry skin is applied to dry areas.
Mature skin - The skin loses its elasticity, becomes flaccid and sags, becomes thinner and drier, and shows deepening lines and wrinkles. The skin looks withered and dull. Growths and pigmentation appear along with small capillaries. This all happens in varying degrees as we age.
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