Before You Make a Choice On Skin Care, Determine Your Skin Type

The skin is our largest vital organ and our first line of defense against bacterial invasion. As you change and grow, so does your skin. The sun, wind, pollution, heredity, medications, stress, and heating systems all affect your skin type. It is important to identify your true skin type so you will be able to select the correct skin care products for your special needs.

With this in mind, read the following descriptions and find the one that most closely portrays your skin.

Normal Skin
Normal skin is not too oily or dry and blemishes are uncommon. Normal skin's appearance is moist, plump and dewy. The pores are small to medium in size. The skin is of medium thickness and has an even tone. Normal skin is soft, smooth and firm with good elasticity. Key Description:  Balanced

Oily Skin
Oily skin has a shiny appearance and is usually thicker, firmer, and less sensitive than the other types. The pores are medium to large in size and are more visible than in other skin types. There is a tendency for recurring blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes, and clogged pores. Key description:  Overactive

Dry Skin
Dry skin can feel tight and may have visible flaking. It is often delicate, easily irritated, and usually sensitive to cold weather. Key description:  Underactive

Combination Skin
Combination skin refers to skin with two or more distinctly different characteristics on different parts of the face. The most common combination skin is oily in certain areas and then dry or normal in the other areas. Usually, the "T-zone" (forehead, nose, and chin) is oily and the cheeks and around the eyes are normal or dry. Key description: Asymmetric

Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin is characterized by overreaction to external influences (sun, wind, certain cosmetics, handling and temperature extremes). It is easily irritated and exposure these external influences can result in redness, a rash, itching, stinging, or burning. Sensitive skin has a tendency to develop distended or broken capillaries as well as allergies, and it usually sunburns easily.  Key description:  Delicate

So how do you know which skin type you have?  The answer is simple...have our skin analyzed by a physician with advanced training in skin care. Once this is done based on the characteristics of your skin, we can then devise a skin rejuvenation program and home maintenance regimen that is specific to your individual skin care needs.


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