Skin types: what they are and how to know yours

What Is My Skin Type: Here's How to Tell and Care for It | Dermstore

There are several ways to classify skin types. Dry, normal, mixed, oily. And the most common is the degree of hydration and oiliness. It turns out that knowing how to identify yours is essential to take care of it in the right way.

What Are The Skin Types?

To identify your skin type, go to the front of the mirror

  • Normal skin: “It has barely visible pores, velvety texture, and uniform color,” explains a dermatologist 
  • Dry skin: “It tends to be thinner, eventually scaly, with more visible vessels giving the impression of ever more reddened skin,” she continues.
  • Oily skin: “It has more evident pores, shiny appearance, is thicker and tends to clog the pores.”
  • Mixed skin: “It has oiliness, in general, in the central region (the so-called T-zone). 

The rest is normal. It is a prevalent type among women, due to the great racial miscegenation”, says the dermatologist.

Positives Of Identifying Your Skin Type

Knowing the skin types is essential to get the best result for each case in a personalized way. “This classification of skin types can help the dermatologist to indicate the best skincare for each patient,” he explains. “This way, it is possible to suggest the treatment for both routine use, as well as for office procedures.”

What Are The Skin Phototypes?

There are other forms of skin classification, such as Fitzpatrick’s, which classify it according to the tendency to tan or “burn” the skin. “It varies from skin phototypes I to VI, ranging from fair to black skin, I being fair skin that always burns when exposed to the sun and never tans, and VI black skin that never burns and easily tans.

The earlier you find out about your skin type, the better for you. Finding your skin type reduces worries of what to use on the skin and what not to use. Click on tips to rejuvenating dull skin (สูตร พอก หน้า หมอง คล้ำ which is the term in Thai)