Different Skin Types and Basic Skincare Guide for Healthy Skin

Different Skin Types and Basic Skincare Guide for Healthy Skin

Everyone’s skin is different, so what may work for others may not work for you which is why knowing your unique skin type is extremely essential for your skincare. Skin types can change overtime depending upon hormonal change, age, season, water ratio of your skin and many other factors. And here is how you can take better care of your skin. 

There are four basic skin types- normal, oily, dry and combination. 

Normal Skin Type 

Normal skin is neither too oily nor too dry. Because of good circulation it has a smooth texture and a few or no breakouts. It is well-balanced and has a radiant complexion. 

How Do You Identify It? 

  • Not too dry and not too oily 
  • No or few imperfections 
  • No severe sensitivity 
  • Barely visible pores 
  •  A radiant complexion 


Simple Skincare Guide for Normal Skin 

  • Stay Hydrated: If the water level in your skin goes down it will lead to excess sebum production and it’ll start getting dry and flaky. 
  • Wear Sunscreen: Direct exposure can dry up your skin. Sunscreen is a must for overall skin health maintenance. 
  • Moisturize: It is a must to keep the skin moist and maintain the balance. 
  • Wash/Cleanse: Wash your face every night before sleeping and cleanse it properly with daily facial cleanser to prevent clog pores. 


Oily Skin Care 

Oily skin has excess oil secretion, and is usually shiny, sweaty and more prone to suffer from redness, pimples, blackheads and open pores. It usually is a result of excess sebum reproduction. 

How Do You Identify It? 

  •  Enlarged pores 
  •  Dull or shiny, thick complexion 
  • Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes 


Simple Skincare Guide for Oily Skin 

  • Wash: Wash it twice a day, don’t over wash it can remove necessary oils from your skin. 
  •  Moisturize: Moisturize is regularly and Stay Hydrated to keep you skin moist. 
  •  Cleanse: Use a gentle cleanser and don’t scrub. 


Note: Don't pick, pop, or squeeze pimples. They'll take longer to heal. 


Dry Skin Type 

Dry skin produces less oil and lacks vitality. It usually has prominent lines around the eyes and mouth. This type of skin is very exposed to dryness and vulnerable against changes in weather. 

How Do You Identify It? 

  • Almost invisible pores 
  • Dull, rough complexion 
  •  Red patches 
  • Your skin is less elastic 
  • More visible lines 


Simple Skincare Guide for Dry Skin 

  • Short Showers: Don’t spend too much time in showers, no more than once daily. Don't scrub while bathing or drying. 
  • Cleansers: Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers. Avoid deodorant soaps. 
  • Water: Drink lots of water 
  • Moisture: Moisturize your skin regularly and use a humidifier to retain your skin’s natural moisture. 



  • Sunscreen: To prevent from dehydration use sunscreen regularly. 


Combination Skin Type 

Combination falls within the regular skin type but oily on the T zone. This skin type needs to be well protected from sunlight as it is oilier than other skin types, and sensitive to sun damage. 

How Do You Identify It? 

  • Pores that look larger than normal, because they’re more open 
  • Oily T-zone and dry cheeks 
  • Breakouts only on forehead, chin and nose 
  • Sensitive cheeks 


Simple Skincare Guide for Combination Skin 

  •  Exfoliate: Exfoliate gently and once in a while. While exfoliating don’t scrub on your T-zone too much, it can damage your skin. 
  • Skincare routine: Maintain two different skincare, one for your T-zone and other for the rest of your face. Don’t use the same products. 
  • Cleansers: Pores on your T-zone are larger than rest of your face. Use a gentle cleanser to prevent slogging of your pores. 
  •  Buy Oil-Free Products: Whether it’s a sunscreen or makeup, buy oil-free products to avoid clogged pores. 


Written by Tanishka Mali 

Apr 20, 2021

hey , superb skin care tips 🔥


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