If you’re like a lot of women, you’ve tested a million cleansers, moisturizers, toners, etc to get that perfect face product that doesn’t make your skin go nuts. But what if the problem isn’t the product, but not knowing what skin type you actually have? has come up with a helpful breakdown of skin types so your search for the right product will hopefully be a lot easier in the future. Here are a couple below, and to see the rest, click here.

Sensitive skin

Thin or a fine-textured skin. It reacts quickly to both heat and cold; therefore, it sunburns and windburns easily. It is commonly dry, delicate and prone to allergic reactions. Temperature changes, cosmetics, some detergents and beauty products can all cause irritation, leaving the skin red and blotchy, with visible surface veins.

Normal skin

Fine even texture with a supple and smooth surface. Healthy looking texture with smooth finish.When properly cared for lines and wrinkles seldom form on this type of skin until late in life. It has a proper balance between oil and moisture contents and is neither oily nor dry. It looks clear and does not develop spots and blemishes. The pores of the skin are fine and barely visible.

Dry skin

Has a dry parched appearance and has a tendency to flake easily. Small pores and dull looking, is prone to wrinkles and lines. It is due to the inability to retain moisture as well as the insufficient production of sebum by the sebaceous glands. Dry skin often has problems in cold weather and ages faster than normal or oily skin. Constant protection is very important. It needs a moisturizer during the day and a good hydrating cream at night.

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