Are you wanting beautiful skin?

One that radiates with a youthful, vibrant glow.

Then the first step to your skin health, is understanding the different skin types.

Skin types are hereditary, they cannot be altered.

But skin types can become out of balance, dry, sensitive and prone to ageing.

If your confused about the category your skin falls into, your not alone, many people misdiagnose their skin type.

I find this is the main reason behind a lot of skin conditions.

Treating your skin incorrectly with the wrong products can compromise your skin, causing inflammation, breakouts and even premature ageing.

This article will guide you through the four skin types, helping you pinpoint the category your skin falls into.


Your skin will be characterised by large, visible pores due to the follicles expanding, this is because of the large amounts of sebum (oil) flowing through them.

Your face is used to getting that daily shine, especially midday when  your oily skin is at it’s peak.

You may be prone to non inflammatory acne such as whiteheads and blackheads, or inflammatory acne this you’ll recognise by the bothersome three; Papules, pimples and pustules that seem to pop up everywhere.

But hey stop before you squeeze, read my pimple popping guide to find out why.


This is all about complexion perfection.

Normal skin is a very rare skin type with no imperfections, it behaves like babies skin and has a lovely texture, it is youthful and reflects light evenly.

You find that you have a well balanced complexion, that is consistent with little to no changes throughout the day, and you can use just about any skin care product on your face without a reaction.

Your skin often feels tight with barely visible pores, because it lack oil flow.

Your dry skin will often feel rough and tight even chapped, and it can be prone to eczema and dermatitis.

Layering skincare products does help, but if your barrier function is impaired sensitivity, stinging and redness may be present.

This is the most common skin type that I come across in my clinic daily.

A combination skin is characterised by normal, oily and dry skin in different areas on the face.

You will have a distinct T Zone, your forehead, nose, and chin are oily and tend to break out, while your cheeks and eye areas are dry.

A lot is going on with this skin type including dryness, breakouts and some sensitivity, so it needs to be treated with respect.


If you’d like to understand your skin more, I recommend booking in for a facial beauty analysis.

Aestheticians are professionally trained to diagnose your skin and any conditions that may be present.

Once you know your skin type, you can begin to know exactly what ingredients will benefit your skin and the best skin care routine to implement.


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