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What are the different types of skin?

What are the different types of skin?



Skin types can be classified according to skin hydration and the amount of lipids in the stratum corneum. So, There are four basic types of skin, first of all we have normal skin, then dry skin, oily skin rich in lipids and finally combination skin.

Normal skin

It is a physiologically balanced skin and is characterized by a clear, luminous, radiant, even and shine-free complexion. It has a smooth, tight and regular skin texture. It is therefore flawless skin, with a velvety and toned appearance.


Dry skin

It is a skin that produces less sebum than normal skin and is characterized by a clear but dull complexion and tight texture. It is therefore fragile and irritable skin.

The lack of hydration of the skin can take various forms: from roughness, flaking to redness, constant tightness or itchy sensations. However, this manifests differently depending on the degree of severity and the affected area.

Skin dryness can be linked to certain diseases:

  1. Xerosis is the medical term for dry skin. This word comes from the Greek “xero”, which means “dry”, and “ose”, which means “disease”.
  2. Atopic dermatitis and psoriasis are pathologies for which excessive scaling and intense itching are observed in the subject affected by them and great dryness of the skin, although these diseases are due to genetic factors.
  3. Metabolic disorders such as diabetes and kidney disease can also affect skin hydration and be accompanied by severe skin dryness.

Click Here to learn more about your dry skin type and the skincare routine that your skin needs.

Here are the products we recommend for dry skins.

Oily skin

It is a skin that is characterized by an excessive secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands called seborrhea. It has a thick and uneven skin texture. The skin is oily, shiny especially in the T zone and it is prone to comedones (blackheads or whiteheads) and various forms of acne. Oily skin can be linked to different factors: genetic heritage, hormonal imbalance or changes, stress, tobacco, taking medication, comedogenic cosmetics and others.

Here is a page to learn more about your oily skin type and the skincare routine that your skin needs. Here are the products we recommend for oily skins.


Combination skin

This skin is characterized by the simultaneous presence of oily areas, generally located on the mid-facial line (the T-zone), dilated pores in this area, possible impurities and normal or dry areas on the cheeks. It is an unbalanced skin and its problems are not permanent. Oilier areas of combination skin are due to overproduction of sebum, while drier areas are due to lack of sebum and lipid deficiency.

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Here are the products we recommend for combination skins.


Sensitive skin

Dry, oily or combination, all skin types can be sensitive. This results in feelings of tightness, overheating and untimely redness. Sensitive skin has various causes, such as heredity (atopic skin, clear and less thick than normal), skin diseases (rosacea) and aggressive cosmetic products. The factors leading to skin reactions in sensitive skin are numerous such as climatic variations, hormonal changes, stress, the application of cosmetic products and others.

If your skin is sensitive, click here to know which products we recommend for you.

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