Knowing your skin type is the first step toward beautiful and healthy skin. It also helps in choosing proper skin care products.
There are five main skin types, which are: normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive skin; you may read further explanation below.
We should also note that usually male skin is more abundant in collagen; so it is about 20% thicker than female’s, it is also oilier with larger pores and has a richer blood supply.

+   Normal skin

Normal skin has a fine texture with a supple and smooth surface. It has a proper balance between oil and moisture; therefore it is always moist, but never is greasy. The pores of normal skin are small and barely visible. The skin looks clear and does not develop spots and blemishes (except occasional ones). In addition, the rate of turnover of its cells is normal; thus, it never flakes or become thick. It reflects good health and needs gentle treatment.

+   Dry skin

Dry skin has a dry tight appearance with a tendency to flake easily. As it cannot retain moisture and lacks sufficient sebum production, it is prone to develop of wrinkles and lines. People with dry skin often have problem in cold weather and their skin age faster than normal or oily skin. This kind of skin needs close attention and usual use of moisturizers and creams.

+   Oily skin

As its name implies, oily skin is greasy. This is due to the over production of sebum, which makes the skin surface shiny and oily. Oily skin has large pores, thus is prone to black heads, white heads, spots, and pimples. This type of skin needs special cleansers and lotions.

+   Combination skin

This type of skin is very common. In this type of skin, there is a central greasy area usually on the forehead and nose (T-Zone), and a dry part consisting of cheeks and the areas around the eyes and mouth (V-Zone). In this skin, each part of the face should be treated accordingly - the dry areas as for dry skin and the central part as for oily skin. One can also use skin care products made especially for combination skin.

+   Sensitive skin

This type of skin has a fine texture and is very sensitive to environmental factors such as climate change or sun exposure. This type of skin is thin and may have a reddish look. As it is sensitive, it may react to different skin care products and may even develop redness, itching or dermatitis.