Do you know your Skin Type?

Knowing about your skin type is important not only for informational purposes but also to be able to choose products correctly and the most appropriate cosmetic treatments. But that's not all: knowing your skin biotype is also important to monitor changes in skin over the years and to know how to respond appropriately to any physical and pathological alterations.

During our lifetime skin undergoes great variations: the state of health of our skin is greatly influenced by lifestyle, climatic conditions, age and any morbid conditions. In fact, our skin is constantly in contact with the external environment: the action of the wind, changes in temperature, humidity variations and the UV rays of the sun can sometimes visibly alter the natural appearance of skin.

There are four different types of skin: normal, dry, oily and combination.

Normal skin

Normal skin, also called eudermic skin, has fine pores and is soft, pinkish and evenly clear.  It is not excessively oily or dry and, from an objective perspective, is unproblematic. The condition of the skin can be considerably altered by endogenous and exogenous factors.

Dry skin

The scaly areas of the skin can cause intense itching and skin tension. The skin is rough and blotchy, sometimes prematurely aged.

Oily skin

Oily skin is characterised by large pores with evident blackheads. It has a translucent appearance and is slightly oily; it is often pale and yellowish.

Combination skin

The forehead, nose, and chin are areas that are extremely seborrheic resulting in oily skin, while the cheeks, the facial contour and the areas around the eyes are normal or dry.