Normal Skin Type
You likely have Normal Skin, if you didn’t answer “Yes” to many of the questions listed in the Skin Analysis? Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily. There aren’t many imperfections and you likely to do not struggle constantly with dry spots or acne. Your skin is not severely sensitivity. You may have an allergy, however, rarely multiple allergies and can use common skin care products/ingredients. Your skin is smooth and soft with barely visible pores! You lucky dog!
Dry Skin Type
You likely have dry skin, if you experience tightness in through your forehead, have premature or defined lines & wrinkles developing around your eyes and mouth and if your skin feels “ashy” or dry to the touch minutes after freshly washing. When you have dry skin, you can have nearly invisible pores, dull and/or rough complexion, red/ rough patches and less elasticity or “bounciness”. When exposed to drying factors such as too much direct sunlight, wind or cold, hormonal changes, some medications, indoor heating, and some types of cosmetics & cleaners, the skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed.
Tips for Caring for Dry Skin:
Sensitive Skin Type
You have Sensitive skin when you have constantly irritated skin. It is itchy and/or burning, can appear dry and have redness. If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them.Many people that have sensitive skin diagnosis as Dry however, try changing up the products you are using. There are products specially formulated for sensitive skin that do not have many of the common allergic triggers Salicylic Acid, Fragrances, and Parabens. You may have sensitive skin for a variety of reasons, but often it's in response to particular skin care products.
Mary Kay offers a more “natural” line of products to cater to those that struggle with sensitive skin. Give the Botanical Effects Skin Care line by Mary Kay a try. If you need assistance, you are welcome to call me for a consultation.
Oily Skin Type
You have Oily Skin if you have enlarged pores, consistently shiny skin, and seem to get blackheads, acne, or other blemishes easily. This skin type has less visible sign of aging do to the higher percentage of moisture that in on the skin. Oiliness can be alter depending upon the time of year or the weather. In the summer, you tend to be more oily and in the winter a little less. Oily skin can be caused or made worse by changes in hormones, stress and weather conditions such as too much heat or too much humidity.
Combination Skin Type
You have Combination skin if you feel like you answered “Yes” to every question in the Skin Analysis. Combination skin can be dry, oily or normal in some areas all on the same day. For instance, my T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin) is oily all the time, my cheeks are dry, most days. However, the week prior to my menstrual cycle they are all oily and can breakout with acne. Many people have combination skin, which may benefit from slightly different types of skin care in different areas. Combination skin is prone to overly dilated pores, blackheads, and shiny skin. This is also why I LOVE the Mary Kay product lines. Because they are formulated by the same company the lines work very well together. For instance, normally I use the Combo to Oily Time Wise formula, however, during special week of the month I cleanse & tone with the Clear Proof cleanser & Toner and use my TimeWise moisturizer because I have extra oil producing hormones in my system.