Exactly what kind of skin do I have? Here’s How to Identify It!


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Exactly what kind of skin do I have? Here’s How to Identify It!

People have a large surface area of skin, making it the body’s largest organ. It’s vital, like any other organ, to keep it healthy. Knowing your skin type will help you take better care of your skin. Depending on your skin type, you will use different treatments and skincare products.

Normal Skin

Healthy skin is often referred to as “normal” skin. In contrast, those with normal skin may notice their cheeks feeling a bit dry. In order to retain moisture in those areas, they seek out lighter-weight products to apply. The T-zone of someone with normal skin early breaks out. For normal skin, a gel-like moisturizer is the way to go.

Dry Skin

Sebum production is lower in dry skin than it is in normal skin. People with dry skin lack the lipids that help keep moisture in and protect from the elements. Skin that is dry may flake and feel tight. Causes of dry skin include hormone fluctuations, genetic inheritance, environmental factors, dietary choices, and lifestyle habits. Coffee and alcohol are both dehydrating, so someone who uses them is more likely to have dry skin. Drinking lots of water is the best way to stop this from happening. I AM Medical Spas offers a fantastic line of medical-grade skincare products and cutting-edge facials to boost skin health and vitality.

Oily Skin

People who tend to have oily skin also tend to experience pore congestion and blockage. The sebum production of oily skin was greater than that of normal skin. Similarly, a condition known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can affect a person after a skin breakout has cleared up. Sebum accumulation can be diminished with the help of enzymatic exfoliation. One advantage of oily skin is that it helps prevent the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Combination Skin

Combination skin occurs when an individual’s normal, dry skin, and oily, problem skin are both present. Climate, the products you use, and even your genetics can all play a role in bringing on the dreaded combination skin. The t-zone (the area around the nose, the chin, and the forehead) is typically oily on people with combination skin, while the rest of their faces are dry or normal.

Sensitive Skin

Many people have hypersensitive skin. Redness, rashes, and irritation are common issues for people with sensitive skin. Various stimuli, including perfumes and strong chemicals, have been linked to skin hypersensitivity. People with sensitive skin should always do a patch test before applying a product to their face.


How to Recognize Your Skin Type
Dry skin
  • Red patches
  • Itchy skin
  • More breakouts and flaking
  • Tightness in your skin
  • Fine lines and Wrinkles
Normal Skin
  • Firm skin
  • Fewer wrinkles
  • Few or no breakouts
  • No reactions to environmental or product changes
  • A glowing complexion
Oily skin
  • Shiny appearance
  • Makeup that fades quickly
  • Blackheads
  • Large and clogged pores
Combination skin
  • Oily t-zone
  • Larger pores
  • Shinier skin
  • Recurring breakouts in specific areas
Sensitive Skin
  • Dryness
  • Reactivity
  • Redness
  • Itching and Burning

Understanding your skin type is critical for determining which products and treatments are required to care for your skin. If you are still unsure about your skin type, come to I AM Medical Spas today to learn more about it and the best treatments for you. To schedule a consultation, please contact us right away.