Updated: Nov 11, 2020
Skin types or I sometimes say skin characteristics are based on the amount of sebum* produced and are categorized as normal, dry, oily, combination, and mature skin. Let's breakdown down each of these.
Well Balanced aka Normal;
Contains sufficient moisture & sebum production; displays few breakouts and clogged areas; presents small pores that may be medium in size throughout the T-Zone.
Lacks adequate sebum production; exhibits heightened sensitivity; prone to fine lines and wrinkles; presents small pores; appears thin and delicate
Displays excess sebum production; appears thick and shiny; presents larger pore size; prone to breakouts and clogged areas; less likely to display fine lines and wrinkles
Displays areas that are both dry and oily; most common skin type; possibly may have larger pores in T-zone.
Displays loose, thin, crepe-like skin; apparent fine lines and wrinkles; lacks elasticity and firmness; natural aging process results in increased dryness; exhibits premature aging process after exposure to sun and environment.
Keep in mind our environment and daily activities have a major play when it comes to what our skin looks and feels like but like I said before it’s hygienic and part of your health. Have a regimen based off you, your needs and goals.
Sidenote...all these skin types are normal to have. Do not feel pressured or lose self-love if you currently do not have what is to be labeled as "normal" because either way, you are YOU (only one out there)! Own it! Skin changes and sometimes it takes work but we gotta love who we are no matter if we are glowing or have a breakout. <3
Believing in you,
- Joleen Rose
Sebum: a complex mixture of fatty substances that keeps the skin soft, supple, and pliable.