How to recognize your skin type?
Normal skin is considered as the ideal skin type: clear and rosy complexion, smooth face and smooth to the touch. Normal skin has a good level of hydration, good skin microcirculation, and is radiant and blemish-free.
Dry skin is a type of skin that cannot retain the necessary water inside and therefore appears dry and dehydrated. This type of skin is often sensitive and, in cold weather, can appear inflamed and flaky.
Oily skin is characterized by excess sebum, a fat that is normally produced by the skin to protect itself from external agents. When sebum production is excessive, it can be deposited inside the pores along with toxins and impurities: in these cases, the skin looks shiny, with enlarged pores, blackheads, and pimples.
Combination skin is one of the most difficult skins to treat: it presents as oily skin on the forehead, nose and chin and dry in the other areas of the face. So we have areas with excess sebum, acne and blemishes, and areas where the skin becomes dry and needs continuous hydration.
Sensitive or Sensitized Skin
This skin type presents as more fragile, prone to redness, irritation and sometimes itching. A distinction must be made between sensitive and sensitized skin. In the first case we mean that skin that itches, pulls and reddens whenever it comes in contact with external stimuli. It presents allergic and flakes. In the second case, on the other hand, the skin has real intolerances to cosmetic products that cause eczema or hives.