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Identify The Basic Types Of Skin

Skin types are classified by the amount of oil that is released by the sebaceous glands to lubricate our body’s largest organ, the skin. The type of skin that you have will also indicate the types of skin disorders that you may have to deal with during various stages of your life.

Generally, normal skin has medium sized pores and a smooth, even texture. Obviously this is the ideal type of skin to possess, as it will present a fresh and healthy looking appearance. Normal skin has good circulation, which gives it a healthy tone and helps it to defend itself from infection. At times the areas around the cheek bones may become slightly dry, but this is only a minor problem.

On the other hand, oily skin has a greasy appearance, a glossy skin tone and larger pores. Oily skin will also hinder the natural skin shedding process, which can lead to blocked pores and encourage acne blackheads and blemishes to form.

Dry skin always feels taut and has an aged appearance. It will be more prone to fine wrinkles, red patches and flaking. It also has a lackluster appearance, with predominant scaly patches, which are caused by the accumulation of layers of dead skin cells. Normally, the skins natural oils wash away dead skin cells, but in the case of dry skin, this function does not occur.

Sensitive skin is delicate, thin and has very fine pores. People with thin skin will be inclined to blush more readily than others, and can be prone to skin problems such as allergic itches and rashes. Fine blood vessels under the skin are quite prominent, and more apt to rupture when the skin is sensitive.

These are the basic skin types, but there are other factors that can affect the condition of your skin. Generally, your genes determine the type of skin that you will have, but your lifestyle will also have a definite bearing on the condition of your skin as you age. Lack of exercise, a poor diet, pollution, stress and over exposure to the sun can cause a variety of skin problems.

No matter what type of skin you possess, you need to give your skin regular care and attention, in order to maintain a fresh, healthy skin.

La Hunter
ItsAboutAcne

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