The skin is the largest body organ. Just like other organs, it needs to be well taken care of. You will best care for your skin when you understand your type. Your skin type will determine the kind of products and treatments you will use.

Normal Skin
A well-balanced skin is said to be normal skin. However, people with normal skin may experience cheek dryness. They look for light products to apply in areas where moisture needs to be retained. A person with normal skin does not experience t-zone breakouts. The best moisturizers for normal skin are those with a gel-like texture.

Dry Skin
Dry skin produces less sebum compared to the normal skin. A person with dry skin does not have lipids that retain moisture and protect against external effects. Dry skin feels tight and may have flaked. Factors such as hormonal changes, genetics, climate, diet, and lifestyle may cause the skin to be dry. A person using caffeine and alcohol is also likely to have dry skin due to their dehydrating factors. The best thing to reverse this is to drink plenty of water. You can also consider treatments at Miami Beauty Clinic for hydration such as the Caviar & Carat facial.

Oily Skin
Individuals with oily skin often have clogged and congested pores. An oily skin built-up more sebum compared to the normal skin. A person can also have a post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation condition after a skin breakout healing. Taking enzymatic exfoliation reduces the sebum buildup. The upside about oily skin is that individuals are less likely to get wrinkles, and their skin looks younger.

Combination Skin
Individuals with combination skin have a mix of two of more different skin types, often dry and oily. Combination skin can be due to factors such as climate, products used, or simply genetics. Often times, combination skin is oily in areas such as the t-zone which is the nose, chin, and forehead, but dry or normal in all other areas. 

Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin is quite common among many. Individuals with sensitive skin often experience redness, rashes, and irritation. Factors such as fragrances and harsh chemicals may cause skin sensitivity. Those with sensitive skin should always patch test any products before applying them on the face to understand how your body will react to it. 

How To Understand Your Skin Type

Dry Skin
- Red patches
- Your skin may feel itchy
- More breakouts and flaking
- You may feel tightness in your skin
- When your skin is pinched together, it produces fine lines

Normal Skin
- You have a firm skin
- Fewer wrinkles
- Few or no breakouts
- No reactions to climate changes or products
- Radiant complexion

- Shiny appearance of the skin
- Makeup wears off quickly
- Blackheads
- Large and clogged pores

Combination Skin
- Oily t-zone
- Larger pores
- Shiny skin
- Recurring breakouts in certain areas

Sensitive Skin
- Dryness
- Reactive
- Redness
- Itching and burning

Understanding your skin type is essential in knowing what products and treatments are required to take care of your skin. If you are still unsure about your skin type, visit Miami Beauty Clinic today where you can learn about your skin type and best treatments for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.