Woman needs to have an idea about their type of skin when they need to have an extra care for their skin. It is also very important for a person to know what type of skin he or she has in order to take good care of it by using different beauty care products which are meant for different types of skins. Types of skin can be categorized into different types according to their nature and looks. There are usually five basic skin types that are known. These are oily, combination, sensitive, dry and sun-damaged. The type of skin or the type of care your skin require is determined by the oil your skin produces. Genes, diet, stress level, medication and also skincare regimen are various factors which determine how much oil your body produces. Every person has different type of skin and needs to care them differently according to the type of skin they have. If you know what type of skin you have, you can care better for your skin by selecting the particular beauty care and skin care products that are meant for those skin types. Women should know exactly the type of skin they have, to care better for their skin. A proper skin care can get you a brilliant shining and glowing skin that smiles with health, but to get it you should take care of it and invest some time into it. Anyways the most 5 common types of skin that a woman may have are as follows:

Oily Skin

Oily skin is a problem for many women. A woman cares much for them if they have oily skin. Oily skin tends to shine with enlarged pores. One of the main problem women can face due to oily skin is that of Blackheads. As oily skin is prone to blackheads and blemishes, this sort of skin needs some extra care and protection to avoid various such problems. Some tightness is also commonly experienced with oily skin.

Normal Skin

Combination or Normal skin have a smooth and even texture with medium pores. Normal skin has healthy color with good blood circulation but this may lead to dryness on the cheeks with oily sensation in the t-zone. Normal skin as such do not require much care but the better you care for your skin better will they look and better you will feel.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is delicate with fine pores and it tends to be thin. Such skin flushes easily and is frequently allergic and also can be find rash. Sensitive skin needs extra care as it can get damaged soon. Working women who have sensitive skin should also take care of their sensitive skin so that it can be protected and well cared.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is mostly tight which is especially experienced after cleansing. In women, such skin appear ashy or dull from dead skin buildup and with such skin one have a tendency towards fine wrinkles, flaking and red patches. Dry skin needs a better moisturizer to respire and keep glowing. Thus women having a dry skin should take extra care for their skin and use better skin care products to avoid further problems.

Sun-damaged Skin

Sun-damaged skin also known as Aging skin also feels tight with wrinkles well visible on them. This type of skin has slack skin tone, especially around the cheeks and jaw line with leathery texture and broken capillaries. Sun-damaged skin is the main problem of working women who remain out for their work and are more exposed to direct sunlight and sun rays. These women should care for their sun-damaged skin by using proper and branded skin care products which can protect their skin form the direct ultraviolet rays from the sun that causes the main problem.

Different skin types by Rona Berg

‘Beauty the New Basics’, is a famous book by Rona Berg which describes the different types of skin, their characteristics and how one can take good care of it. To test the type of your skin, Berg suggests taking the “skin test”. This is a very simple method by which one can easily know that type of skin he or she has so as to take good care of it.

Skin Test

First wash your face and pat it dry. Then take lens-cleaning tissue paper and press on different spots on your face. The paper will stick on the oily skin and will become translucent picking oily spots. Dry skin will not show such result. If the paper sticks on your t-zone i.e. forehead, nose and chin then it proves that your skin is combination or normal. Most of the women have combination skin.