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Discover Your Skin Type

By KD Gates, CEO Celsaderm Skin Care

Apr 18 2016

Discover Your Skin Type

Curious about your skin type? Most of us are, and it's not uncommon. Because everything from the sun, pollution, and harsh products can affect our skin, knowing if your skin is dry, oily, or sensitive can be a challenge. But like all challenges, there are solutions.

What are the different skin types? Until 2006, there were five different skin typing categories; normal, combination, dry, oily, and sensitive. However, according to Dr. Leslie Baumann, author of The Skin Type Solution, there are 15 different skin types. But to keep things simple, we'll focus on the five different skin types outlined above.  The rest will come later.  So, what's your skin type?

  • With this skin type, your skin would be perfect. Oiliness, dryness, and sensitivity would not be present.
  • Your pores are nicely sized and are never enlarged or visible.  Dark spots, breakouts and blackheads do not occur.
  • Lines or wrinkles are not present and your skin tone is perfectly even without any flaws.
  • With this skin type, there are two or more different types of skin on your face. Usually a combination of oily and dry or oily and sensitive.
  • You may be oily in your t-zone (nose, forehead, and chin).
  • Breakouts, blackheads, and acne may occur as well as enlarged pores.
  • You may experience flaky and or itchy skin.
  • Dry patches may appear in areas that lack hydration.
  • Your skin may appear rough and dull.
  • Pores are not enlarged.
  • Your face is usually shiny and may be greasy in the afternoon.
  • Makeup does not stay in place and seems to glide off your face.
  • You may experience blackheads, acne, and whiteheads.
  • Your pores are visibly enlarged, usually on your chin, nose, and forehead.
  • Skin is easily irritated with product use.
  • Redness and or inflammation is normally present.
  • You may appear to have Rosacea* in areas that are irritated.
  • Skin may also experience some dryness.

To learn more about Rosacea, please visit

Cheers to healthy and happy skin!

Cheers to healthy and happy skin!

K.D. Gates \

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