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Different Types of Skin

Basic Normal Skin.

No visible pores; little to no dry skin; few to no breakouts; no excess oil to speak of; no sensitivities or allergies.

Mature Normal Skin.

No visible pores;minimal amount of dry skin; eye puffiness on occasion; no excess oil; minimal presence of whiteheads.

Basic Oily Skin.

Visible pores; visible blackheads; small breakouts; mostly occuring on the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead; usually a buildup of excess oil that gets wores as the day goes on.

Severe Oily Skin.

Enlarged pores and blackheads ove rmuch of the face but most prominent around the nose, center of the forehead, and cheeks (T-Zone); excess oil present almost immediately after washing face; makeup seems to slide off by the end of the day; intense breakouts can occur during the menstrual cycle or for any reason at all.

Mature Oily Skin.

Visible pores; visible blackeheads; a small number of breakouts around the T-Zone and eye area; skin around the eyes may be dry and puffy; buildup of excess oil still noticeable by the end of the day; makeup seems not to last; skin color can appear dull.

Acned Oily Skin.

Similar to severe oily skin except that breakouts are more chronic and swollen; blemishes often leave minor scarring or discoloration.

Acned Dry Skin.

This is an unusual skin type, but it does exist. Chronic blemishes; the skin is dry, flaky, and taught, with little or no oil present except a slight amount in the T-Zone.

Cystic Acne Skin.

May or may not be accompanied by oily skin; distinguished from the mild acne associated with most oily skin types by the large, deep, and disfiguring lesions on the face.

Basic Dry Skin.

No visible pores; skin tends to flake and peel; dry patches present; lips may feel parched and actually crack; as the day goes on, the skin tends to feel drier and tighter.

Mature Dry Skin.

No visible pores; skin tends to flake and peel; dry patches are present;lips may feel parched and actually crack; as the day goes on, skin can feel very dry and tight; skin may look dull from lack of natural color.

Very Dry Skin.

No Visible pores; skin feels constantly tight and dry, and tends to be sensitive and uncomfortable; flaking may or may not accompany the condition; tightness is hard to eliminate.

Aged Dry Skin.

No visible pores; thin, dry, flaky skin that seems to tear when scratched; pronoumced wrinkling; crepiness that moisturizers no longer alleviate.

Aged Dry Skin With Occasional Breakouts.

No visible pores; thin, dry, flaky skin that seems to tear when scratched; pronounced wrinkling; crepiness that moisturizers no longer alleviate; nose, chin, and eye area may have whiteheads or blackheads.

Oily and Dry Combination Skin.

The most classic type of combination skin, in which the T-Zone--nose, forehead, and chin--is oily with visible pores and blackheads, while the cheeks, jaw, and eye area are dry and flaky.

Sensitive/Allergy-Prone Oily Skin.

Skin tends to react to your emotions and to everything put on it; reaction can be in the form of blemishes, dry patches, redness, irritation, puffy eyes, dry lips, dry skin, and/or rashes, but with a pervasive tendancy toward a constant tight, dry feeling.

Combination Skin.

The presence of two or more of the above-mentioned skin types occuring simultaneously or at different times during the day, week, or month.

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