Here at Advanced Aesthetics of Northern Colorado, we know how important it is to determine your skin type! After all, this affects everything from what kind of facial would be best for you to what cleansing and moisturizing products you should use! You should also know that your skin type can change over time! Younger people are more likely to have a normal skin type. Factors that affect skin type are how much water is in your skin, how oily it is, and how sensitive it is.
Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily. It has no or few imperfections, barely visible pores, no severe sensitivity, and a radiant complexion.
Combination skin is when your skin is dry or normal in some areas, and oily in others (like the T-zone of the nose, forehead, and chin). This is a common skin type, which may need slightly different care in different areas. With combination skin, pores may look larger than normal, have blackheads, and shiny skin.
Dry skin may have almost invisible pores, a rough and dull complexion, red patches, less elastic skin and more visible lines. Dry skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. Very dry skin may become rough and scaly, like on the backs of hands, arms, and legs. Dry skin may be affected by genetic makeup, aging, hormonal changes, weather like wind, sun, or cold, UV radiation from tanning beds, indoor heating, long hot baths and showers, ingredients in soaps and cleansers, and medications.
Oily skin may have enlarged pores, dull, shiny or thick complexion, blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes. It can be affected by puberty or hormonal imbalances, stress, or too much heat or humidity.
If you aren’t sure what your skin type is, or if you know your skin type but aren’t sure how to best care for it, let’s schedule a free consultation to chat more! We would love to recommend a skincare routine that fits your budget!