A velvety, soft, and smooth texture is a sign of healthy and radiant skin.
There is no such thing as normal skin. You have your standard, and someone else has theirs. So normal will be a combination, dry or oily. If you want to make a category, normal skin can tolerate most things without overreacting.
“Normal” skin is healthy and well hydrated. Normal skin makes enough sebum to hydrate the skin, so, in reality, normal skin is oily skin with just enough sebum production to keep skin healthy. "Healthy skin" would be a better word, but that is not an actual skin type either.
This type of skin may have acne, rosacea, or contact dermatitis, a type of red, itchy rash. It may also be especially prone to stinging or burning.
This skin is prone to inflammation. People with sensitive skin may have acne, rosacea, or contact dermatitis, a type of red, itchy rash. Sensitive skin may also be especially prone to stinging or burning.
People with this type of skin may overreact to certain ingredients, so they should avoid overly harsh compounds in all their beauty products beyond skincare. For example, people with acne should avoid isopropyl myristate, a popular ingredient in hair conditioners.
To avoid irritation, people with sensitive skin should avoid friction, excessive heat, and triggers like alcohol or stress, if those tend to affect your skin. This type of skin isn’t necessarily permanent, but rather one that can be caused if you over scrub or over-exfoliate or use overly harsh products.
The number one sign that you have this type of skin is if it appears dull and lifeless. It looks dull because it’s often covered in a layer of dead skin cells. Light reflects off these rough skin cells in all different directions, whereas if your skin is hydrated, it has a smooth surface that reflects light evenly, and so appears more radiant.
Many factors can lead to dryness in the skin, including sun exposure, hot showers, and over-exfoliating with some products like salicylic or glycolic acid.
It ranges from skin that is a little bit drier than usual, to dehydrated skin to extremely dry skin. The differences can generally be distinguished by:
Very dry skin
If the dryness is not treated, the skin may develop:
Certain areas of the body – particularly hands, feet, elbows, and knees – are prone to:
Dehydrated skin is most commonly found on the elderly or severely dry hands.
The skin secretes natural oils to keep itself moisturized, but this process can go into overdrive for people with oily skin, especially if they have larger pores. This can create an oily film on your face throughout the day, as well as frequent breakouts.
If you have over oiled skin, you should avoid using thick creams and moisturizers. However, that doesn’t mean you should skip hydration altogether. Greasy skin can still be dry because oil and water are two different things.
Hydrating this type of skin with hyaluronic acid, an ingredient found in many moisturizers, is a great addition. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain water without leaving a greasy film on the top layer.
This skin has:
There’s not a universal definition for this. The type of skin can change seasonally. A combination means you are dry in winter and oily in summer. Some people incorrectly use it to indicate oily in the T-zone, but this is classified as an oily type. Combination skin tends to be oilier in the forehead and nose, where you have more oil glands and drier on the cheeks. Sometimes around the mouth can be both dry and oily and more sensitive in general.
Combination skin has: