Recognising skin types

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Recognising skin types
1 Normal
1.1 Has a good balance of moisture content and oil to keep the skin soft, supple and flexible. The skin is finely textured with no visible pores and smooth to the touch, clear, glow healthy and warm to the touch
2 Oily
2.1 True oily or greasy. Skin is caused by an over-production of sebum from the sebaceous gland. It look shiny and can be slightly thicker than normal skin, sallow, enlarged pores, congested pores, comedones and infection
3 Dry
3.1 Is fine and dry skin can often be thin, with small red vein (dilated capillaries) present on the cheek areas. Pores and follicles are often closed and inactive
4 Combination
4.1 This have two or more skin types. The most common one is a greasy T-zone along the forehead and nose, with normal or dry skin on the cheek area.
5 Sensitive
5.1 Are often associated with pale skins or dry skin that lacks the protection of enough sebum. They have a highly flushed look, with tendency to colour easily and may react to beauty products or chemicals
6 Mature
6.1 Older skin the slower rate of the sebaceous secretions accompanied by lose of elasticity are contributory factors to the skin's appearance through the ageing process mat become thinner with loss of muscle, wrinkles, fine lines, dryness and loss of firmness
7 Dehydrated
7.1 Suffer from flaking and tightness due to loss of surface moisture, not enough drink water, temporary dehydration caused throughout harsh products on the skin or exposure to extreme temperatures, central heating or excessive dieting
8 Blemished/congested
8.1 The pores become blocked and swat and sebum cannot escape onto the skin's surface. It can be seen and felt as lumpy and coarse. Poor removal of make-up, using the wrong products and excess sweating building
9 Male skin
9.1 25 per cent thicker than female skin, due to the influence of the male hormones testosterone and androgens. Male skin tends to be oilier than female skin

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