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What Type of Skin Do I Have?

Skin Types


For some people, their skin type is obvious. If you always look shiny, it’s safe to say you fall on the oily spectrum; skin that’s constantly cracked and flaking is likely dry. Do you always break out when you try new beauty products? Hello, sensitive skin. Still, it’s not always easy to pinpoint exactly which skin type you have, especially if your skin is more combination. (And if you have normal skin, well, lucky you.)

Knowing your skin type is important, since it helps you refine your routine so you’re using products that are effective and won’t cause irritaton or breakouts. Below, we asked experts for more signs of the different skin types, as well as the best products to use and ingredients to avoid.

Oily skin

The signs: Blotting papers absorb excess oil within an hour after washing your face, says Rachel Nazarian, MD, a New York-based dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.


Source: Health – What Type of Skin Do I Have? How to Tell If You’re Dry, Oily, Combination, or Sensitive By, Susan Brickell