Acne Treatments and Skin Types : Dry, Oily, Normal, Sensitive ?

There are 5 basic skin types but your skin type can vary at different situations or when you get sick. It is best to know what your skin type is so you know what treatments to use when you experience skin problems or acne.

Dry Skin
This skin type is caused by little oil produced by the oil glands. The skin looks dull and lifeless. It feels dry and it also feels itchy or easily irritated. Drinking plenty of water is a good thing as it clears your body from toxins, which can cause acne breakouts, but contrary to some belief drinking a lot of water doesn’t prevent dry skin (skin feels tight everyday). The water you drink doesn’t reach your skin layers. Even if many people will say this technique work for them, there is no scientific statement on this point. It can help if you
have a very dehydrated skin (which is not dry skin). A good moisturizer, made for dry skin and that keeps your skin hydrated is an ideal solution. In any case keep drinking water, this is healthy !

Oily Skin
This skin type is the opposite of dry skin. If with dry skin your oil glands produce less oil, with oily skin the oil glands produce lots of oils. Oily skin makes your face look shiny and you would need some oil-absorbent paper to absorb the excess oil. This is the skin type that is more prone to acne as it produces too much sebum.

Normal Skin
This skin type is the most ideal. It produces just the right amount of sebum so it’s not too oily nor is it too dry. You’ll have vibrant-looking skin if your skin type is normal. If you have this skin type then you must thank your parents! Of course, you still need to keep your skin clean and well-moisturized.

Sensitive Skin
You can have dry, oily or normal skin and have sensitive skin. It’s a skin condition rather than type really but many people have this type of skin. Their skin reacts quickly to conditions that non-sensitive skin won’t feel a thing.

Combination skin type
This is your skin type if some parts of your face is oily while some parts are dry. Usually the T-zone gets oily while the other parts are dry. For each part, you must use the appropriate products.