Today, we’ll be sharing with you the five main skin types. Based on the description of each skin type, you’ll be able to categorize your skin, understand its needs better and match your skin with suitable skin care products.

Here goes the 5 Skin Types!

1. Normal skin


Normal skin has an even texture and good elasticity with fine, small pores and is usually blemish free. There will be no signs of oily or dry areas in normal skin types. This is the kind of skin that is almost perfect and is quite rare in adults.

2. Oily Skin

This occurs when there is an overproduction of sebum, which can be caused by hormones, especially during puberty. Signs of oily skin include an uneven texture, normal elasticity and large pores. It is often greasy to touch and you will frequently spot blemishes. Possibly one good thing about oily skin is it ages more slowly as compared to dry skin.

3. Dry Skin


In dry skin, there is an underproduction of sebum as well as a lack of moisture. It is often flaky, has a coarse texture and poor elasticity. It often has dilated capillaries around the cheek and nose areas, is likely to be sensitive and ages prematurely.

4. Combination Skin

Combination skin is one of the most common skin types. It is a mixture of dry, normal and oily skin. People with combination skin usually have an oily T-zone which is often blemished, and dry cheeks which feels flaky and coarse to touch. Because of this, the skin tone and elasticity varies.

5. Sensitive skin

People with sensitive skin often also have dry skin. Their skin is easily irritated and reactions can include redness, itch and chafing. It is often transparent looking and is usually warm to touch.

Hopefully by now, you already know your own skin type and will be able find skin care products that suits your skin  best. Remember, everyone’s skin is different, it is important to understand its needs before you embark on your road to better skin! It is also important to bear in mind that our skin type and condition changes at different points of our lives due to various reasons. So remember to observe those changes to make sure that your skin is well taken care of at all times!