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All You Need to Know about Different Types of Skin

Types of Skin

  • When you think of skin care, it’s important to think about your specific skin type, such as
  • Sensitive skin is probably the most important skin type to consider when thinking about skin care
  • The skin epidermis, or upper layer of skin, is where most skin issues take place
  • is another common issue with skin care


Can you imagine yourself wearing a suite made of a waterproof and wind-proof material which covers every part of your body? In fact, every human wears such suite and this is our skin! Skin is the biggest organ of a human body. The overall area covered by the skin of an adult is about twenty square feet with the weight of 7 pounds which should be approximately five percents of the weight of the human body. The skin thickness varies from about 1/32 of an inch up to 1/4. Skin is thinner at that areas of the body which are less exposed to pressure and rubbing and is thicker at the areas that are subject to pressure or work. Skin has a complex structure and has two layers: internal (derma) and external (skin epidermis). As it deals with the environment, one of the main function of skin would be a protecting function against pathogens. It has other functions like temperature regulation, synthesis of vitamin D and sensation. Besides skin cover our body, and plays major role in overall appearance. Beautiful and healthy skin makes you look more attractive, that’s why it is important to take good care of it. Different types of skin require different treatment and skin therapy so it is important to correctly determine skin type that you have. We have listed all skin types so you can understand what type of skin you have.

Normal skin

People with normal type of skin find it easy to maintain their skin in a good condition. It has a fine even texture with a smooth surface and a proper balance between oil and moisture contents. If a person with normal type of skin finds himself in a new environment his skin might become a bit oily or dry but as soon as skin is back to its normal environment it reestablishes its status quo. It looks clear with nice skin pigmentation. You can barely see the pores of the skin.

This type of skin won’t have a greasy luster though it has a tendency to flake. It is prone to wrinkles and is very sensitive to UV. It is recommended that you provide a constant protection of your skin.

Oily skin

Your skin might be oily because of some wrong actions aimed to take care of your skin. It means that your skin may look like oily while your natural type of skin is different. But if your skin is oily indeed then it means that your skin has lots of sebum which makes the surface of the skin oily.


Combination skin

Basically the name of this type speaks for itself. When your facial skin has both dry and oily areas then you can say that you have a combination type of skin. The greasy areas usually are the forehead, nose and chin. The dry areas are cheeks, the skin around the eyes and mouth. If this is the case, each part has to be treated accordingly.

Sensitive skin

If your skin is very sensitive to alcohol, the changes in the climate, some kinds of food, wind and temperature drop then you are the owner of a sensitive type of skin. Seek an advice from a professional adviser.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

One Response to “All You Need to Know about Different Types of Skin”

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    Jim Says:
    I have very sensitive skin and it is good to see some advice about it. I talked to my doctor and that really helped me!