The type of skin can vary over time depending on age, diet, hormones... but also external elements such as climate, temperature, heating, pollution, lifestyle... Thus , in addition to being normal, mixed, dry or oily, the skin can become more or less sensitive, dull, dehydrated...

Start by identifying your skin type!


The normal skin type and its characteristics

Normal skin is problem-free skin. It does not shine, its pores are tight and its texture is soft and uniform. It has an acid pH of 5.5-6. It is a skin that is balanced in water and fat. Few products are needed. The normal skin type is found especially in very young people.

  • Uniform complexion.
  • Soft and smooth texture.
  • Tight pores.
  • No problem.
  • Don't shine.
  • Skin often young.


Normal skin needs
  • To clean.
  • Maintain hydration.
  • Protect against external aggressions.


The combination skin type and its characteristics

Combination skin is a mixture of normal to oily skin. The middle area of ​​the forehead, nose and chin is oily, while the rest of the face is normal. The pores are often dilated and it retains its hydration poorly. Its appearance is smooth and harmonious.

  • Nose, forehead, rather fat chin, T-zone
  • Visible pores more or less dilated
  • Occasional acne


Combination skin needs
  • To balance.
  • To clean.
  • Tighten pores.
  • Protect against external aggressions.
  • Prevention of wrinkles and tone.
  • Good cleansing and exfoliation.


Oily skin type and its characteristics

Oily skin has excess sebum which makes it shiny. The skin texture is rather coarse with often dilated pores. Oily skin promotes the emergence of blackheads, pimples, sebaceous cysts. Thick but flexible, very resistant and not very sensitive, it has the advantage of riding slower than other skins. It will lack firmness first as it sags. The complexion is often blurred and the skin damaged if there was presence of acne. The alkaline pH 8.5 of oily skin promotes the formation of bacteria, remember that a pH of 5.5 – 6 is normal.

  • Shiny, oily skin.
  • Pores.
  • Occasional acne.
  • Thick, insensitive skin.


Needs of oily skin
  • Importance of cleaning so as not to clog pores.
  • Avoid alkaline soaps, alcohol tonics, mineral bases (which clog pores).
  • The more oily skin is stimulated, the more sebum it produces.
  • Lymphatic drainage.
  • Balance hydration and sebum production.
  • Tighten pores to refine skin texture. Astringent products.
  • Matify.
  • Cleanse, sanitize, purify and decongest.
  • Importance of exfoliation if the skin is thick = prevents sebum from flowing, which promotes fat retention by asphyxiation called comedones.


Diet and lifestyle
  • Avoid products rich in saturated fat, alcohol, tobacco, excess sugar.
  • Favor whole foods and first-press quality oils.
  • To drink a lot of water.
  • Clean the blood.
  • Support liver and elimination functions.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
  • Fatigue and stress promote the production of sebum.


The type of dry skin and its characteristics

Dry skin is fine, thin and its grain is tight. She lacks water and fat, barely perspires, often blotchy and prematurely wrinkled, especially around the eyes and mouth. It lacks suppleness, pulls, blushes and peels easily. Dry skin often has a parchment-like, rough, or powdery surface due to its lack of oiliness. People with dry skin often have fair complexions and fine hair.

  • Fine, thin, almost transparent skin.
  • Tight pores, not visible.
  • Lack of flexibility, if you pinch it between the thumb and index finger, it remains marked.
  • Dull skin, without any shine, never oily areas, often also dehydrated.
  • Fine, thin, almost transparent skin.
  • Tight pores, not visible.


Needs of dry skin
  • Importance of intense hydration and protection
  • Use of mild products
  • Infrequent exfoliation if the skin is very thin
  • Provide hydration and fat
  • Protect from external aggressions
  • Prevention of wrinkles and tone


Diet and lifestyle
  • Increase the consumption of raw vegetable oils rich in fatty acids.
  • Favor foods rich in minerals.
  • Drink plenty of water and mineralizing herbal teas (nettle, raspberry, oats, horsetail).
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