The 8 different Skin Types & Which Types of Skin do you have?

8 skin types

There are 8 different skin types; which is yours? Hmm, how do I find it? You too may have questions likes these. Let’s dive into the article, forgetting all things for a moment. By the end of the article, you will be able to identify what skin type you belong to. Trust me.

Beauty is the Key to Maintain and Improve your Body Image.

How much did you understand by reading the above sentence?  Anyone of us would like to become beautiful. To stay beautiful. Because of that, how many useless things would have you spent money? Sometimes you would have thrown certain things when they haven’t given any results. Till now, how many bleaching creams would have you used? You may be going through the side effects of those as well.

So all this happened due to less knowledge about the skin. Let’s get to know about the skin today.

First, learn about the nature of your skin. Accordingly, select what you want to use for your skin. Try to use natural products as much as possible you can. Natural products indeed take some time to show results. Just because of that don’t buy harmful products in the market to get faster results. Always buy high-quality products when purchasing. There are many remedies available but should know to choose what is right for you. Just because someone tells you or because someone has used a product, don’t try to use the same as you will be the one who will have to go through the circumstances later.

● Skin

Skin is the largest structure of our body. Healthy skin is usually rich in moisture and flexible. It also is free of external issues. We should be careful of the skin and nails too. The softest area of the skin is the eyelashes and the area surrounding it. The roughest areas of the skin are the soles of the feet, knees, and elbows.

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Advantages of the skin

• Skin doesn’t allow Germs to enter the body.

• Controls the Temperature of the body.

• Helps to absorb Vitamin D from the sunlight.

• Beautify the skin externally.

• Safeguard the skin from external diseases.

• Acts as an exotic organ to dispose of excess water and body waste.

Skin can be categorized as the epidermis – the outer layer of the skin and subcutis – the inner layer of the skin.

● Epidermis

The epidermis is built of many layers. The layer above the subcutis forms of cells. As these cells divide into two parts to grow, old cells push themselves upper to give space for new cells. As they get pushed upwards, they become lifeless. These cells are formed around the follicle sheaths where the hair growth takes place and the oil glands. Skin receives color from the melanocyte cells situated on the first layer of melanin. Melanin protects the skin against the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun rays. ( Now you should be able to understand a little about what happens to the skin when you apply bleaching creams )

When the epidermis cells reach upwards they become flat and dry. The texture of the epidermis varies. In places such as the palm, soles, knees, and elbows the roughness of the epidermis is high.

● Subcutis

It is the inner layer of the skin where hair strands are buried in. It is 25 times tougher than the epidermis. The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the dermis. It is formed with several proteins and keratin. Due to the epidermis been concaved into the subcutis, the hair has been formed. The part inside the skin is known as the hair stick and the starting point of the hair is known as the hair plate.

Hair is connected to one or several glands a kind of oil is released from them known as sebum. Depending on the flushing of this sebum, the hair or skin of a person varies. A person will experience dry hair and skin if the sebum released is less. An oily type of skin and hair can be seen by a person where the sebum released is high. A normal skin type and hair can be seen of a person where sebum release is normal.

The muscle which connects to the epidermis and the root hair is known as the excitatory hair muscle. It is always situated in a slanted manner. During extreme coldness or fear, the hair strand becomes still. The blood hair channels provide nutrition to the skin whereas the nerves provide a communication path to the skin. The temperature is balanced when the body is sweating. Therefore the skin acts as an external organ.

● Tasks of the Skin

• Protection

• Sensitivity

• Balancing the Body Temperature

• Absorption of the Nutrients

• Emitting the Heat

• Production of Cells

• Maintaining the Inner Temperature of the Body

• Water Resistance

• Excretion of Body waste through Sweat and Sebum

• Helps to absorb Oils and other applications through the Skin to the Body

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● Skin Types (Categorization of the skin)

The skin varies from person to person. A skin analyzer machine and a magnifying lamp help to identify the skin type in beauty parlors. The texture of the skin, amount of moisture, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and freckles could be identified with the help of these skin analyzer machines and magnifying lamps.

There are 8 types of the skin according to the categorization of the skin

1. Normal Skin

2. Dry Skin

3. Oily Skin

4. Mixed Skin

5. Pimple prone Skin

6. Middle age Skin

7. Sensitive Skin

8. Abnormality Skin

1) Normal Skin

Normal Skin is healthy skin. This skin is soft and clear. It is free of blackheads, whiteheads, and warts. There is no discoloration to be seen. The skin is neither dry nor oily. It’s full of moisture and at the same time, this skin type is very rare. If needed, moisturizing cream can be used to maintain the moisture of the skin.

2) Dry Skin

When less sebum is released from the glands, dry skin will be caused. This skin type will mostly show dryness, more like a stretched skin, skin peeling off, nonshiny, no visible pimples but the presence of warts. Due to the peeling of the skin, the side of the nose may try to peel more often. There will be corals in the hands and legs. Should avoid washing the skin all the time and should use a moisturizer to maintain the moisture of the skin after washing the skin. Drinking plenty of water and should change to a suitable meal plan. When washing the skin, warm water should be avoided.

Causes of Dry Skin

  • Excessive Bathing
  • Using Harmful Soap
  • Causes of Food ( lack of nutrition )
  • Environmental Changes ( fans / remaining in too cold places for a long time )

3) Oily Skin

When there is excess sebum released from the glands, oily skin is caused. In this type of skin pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and warts can be seen. T zone areas such as the forehead, nose, chin, neck, and back will be more oily. Should avoid oily food, starchy food, and sugary food. When selecting skin products, we should always consider the skin type and select accordingly.

Let’s identify oily skin

Characteristics of Oily Skin

  • The skin will look Shiny and more Oily.
  • When makeup is applied, it will not remain for long and will melt down / slip down the skin.
  • Oily areas will be infected with pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads.
  • Pores out of the skin will be visibly larger (especially on your nose, forehead, and chin, in the T zone )
  • Oily skin is a result of excessive sebum release. These extra oils may cover the pores or may stay stuck in the pores.

But oily skin maintains a youthful skin longer and will give a better appearance to the skin. Also as the natural moisture remains in the skin, freckles formation on the skin will be less.

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4) Mixed Skin

Different places of the skin will have different textures where one area would be oily another would be normal and the other would be dry. In T zone areas it would be much oily whereas the cheeks would be rather dry or normal skin.

5) Pimple Prone Skin

In most oily skin types pimples, blackheads and whiteheads can be seen. Also when a pimple prone skin is touched a warm sensation can be felt. This skin looks more irritated or redness can be visible. Also, a lot of puss-filled yellow pimples and wounded marks can be seen.

Causes of pimple Prone Skin

  • Excessive Oily
  • Not Cleaning all the time
  • Consuming too much Oily, Starchy and Sugary Food
  • Less Sleep
  • Mental stress
  • Using Unsuitable Products
  • For this type of skin, a skin pack containing Aloe Vera and Neem would be suitable.

6) Sensitive Skin

This skin will be having boils and looks red. It is very easily prone to infections. Will be easily affected by cold, heat, or applications. When selecting skin products, they should be pf high-quality products. Before doing any skin treatments, it’s essential to get an allergy test done.

7) Middle Age Skin

Middle age skin looks discolored with vitiligo, pigmentation, and warts. The sides of the cheeks would look like wrinkled. This can also be seen by the sides of the mouth. The skin will look more dragging with marks on the cheeks with discoloration.

8) Abnormality Skin

You will be able to see discoloration of the skin by changing the skin color, white spots, black spots, pigmentation, and warts in this type of skin. If treated accordingly this can be balanced temporarily.

Those who have this type of skin should reach out for medical treatments.

Thank you so much for reading until end of the article. Now, I believe you can identify what skin type you belong to. And if you care about your hair, you can read our previous articles of Step by step Guide to Longer Hair – 15 most important tips & Natural Hair treatments with Rice water.


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