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How to define skin type?

Exist five main types of skin:

- dry

- normal

- combined

- fat

- growing old (withering)

Each type has the characteristics and demands special means on leaving.

Dry skin

Has a small time and an opaque (dim) shade, is characterized by the lowered content of fat.

It sensitive and thin, is easily shelled and is subject to irritations.

On it quickly appear wrinkles, especially around eyes since skin loses elasticity.

Advantage of this type of skin - on it seldom appear spots and eels.

Dryness of skin more often happens at the women living in roast dry or in a frigid arid climate.

Level rn for dry skin is in range from 3 to 5,5.

Sensitive skin

as a result of the endured stresses on a face red spots, eels and heat-spots can appear. Such skin is inclined to an allergy from influence on it of sunshine and cosmetics.

Normal skin

Skin of this type looks healthy. Moisture content and fat in it is balanced by


Irritation appears infrequently. At the correct care of this type of skin of a wrinkle do not appear till an old age.

Level rn normal skin is equal to 5,5.

the Combined skin

Skin looks healthy, with flat structure and fat sites, a large time in the area T - a zone which passes through a forehead, a nose and a chin. Dryness sites on cheeks, in eyes and on temples are possible.

Is possible non-uniform coloring of skin.

At the correct leaving of a wrinkle do not appear long.

Level rn for the combined skin is various. It can fluctuate from 3 (on dry sites) to 6 (on fat sites).

Fat skin

At it like skin is observed by the increased secretion of sebaceous glands.

It has a characteristic greasy luster and very noticeable large time.

Dust and dirt literally stick to it. And, as a result, various rashes and spots are characteristic of this type.

Fat skin is not inclined to formation of wrinkles - excess of skin fat protects it from drying.

Level rn can reach 6.

the Growing old skin

Skin is deprived by a lipidic cloak, sweat and sebaceous glands will atrophy.

Epidermis (the top layer of skin) sharply becomes thinner and begins to illuminate a superficial vascular texture terms.

Very often appears age pigmentation.

At the excess weight a layer hypodermically - fatty cellulose can be sharply increased. At exhaustion, on the contrary, it is sharply lowered.

the bad limfoottok gives to face skin puffiness. Flabby skin sags, forming folds.


Dry at you are skin?

Clean a face and a neck in the way, usual for you, but you do not apply cream.

Approximately in an hour pass test.

At bright light attentively consider skin and answer the following questions (yes or no).

- whether Are noticeable a time on skin?

- whether Seems skin opaque, even slightly rough?

- Colour of your skin is rather reddish - pink?

- If to you for 25 whether the first wrinkles appeared at eyes ( goose pads ) ?

- whether Reacts your skin to cold, the sun or wind reddening and irritation?

- can call your skin pimpled?

- whether Is familiar to you feeling of tightness after washing? If you answered with

all questions in the affirmative - you have a dry type of skin.

At four - five yes you have, most likely, a combined (mixed) skin type.

whether Combined you have a skin?

Clear skin in the way, usual for you, but you do not apply cream.

In 2 hours press sheets of a tissue paper to a nose, a forehead, a chin and cheeks and answer the following questions.

- whether Have the sheets attached to a nose, a forehead and a chin (T - a zone), distinct traces of fat?

- whether Looks skin on cheeks and temples rather equal and tonkoporisty?

- whether the middle of the person a large time and eels Has?

- whether Shines a nose in an hour after cleaning?

- whether is sensitive your skin in general?

- whether In winter time is inclined your skin on a forehead and cheeks to irritations and roughness?

- whether Seems to you that skin is fatter in the summer, than during other seasons? If at you it was

at least four yes you have a combined (mixed) skin type.

whether Fat you have a skin?

Clear skin in the way, usual for you, but you do not apply cream. press

After an hour according to a leaf of a tissue paper to a forehead, nose wings, a chin and cheeks and answer the following questions.

- whether On all sheets is fat traces?

- whether are So fat prints of cheeks, as well as prints from a middle part of the person?

- whether Is on skin clearly noticeable eels?

- whether Is an acne and on cheeks?

- whether Seems complexion faded?

- Skin looks porous and friable?

- whether Appear on cheeks comedones (chernotochechny eels)?

- whether Are formed on skin at the slightest pretext spots?

- whether Is sensitive skin to various irritations and reddenings? If you answered with

all questions in the affirmative, then your skin can be carried to fat type. If it was taken only four - five answers yes test yourself on the mixed " type;.

whether Sensitive you have a skin? Having answered with

the offered questions, you learn whether your skin is sensitive.

- whether Is subject your skin to irritability as a result of impact of cold, stay on the sun or in areas with adverse ecology?

- whether Often arise reddenings?

- you have feeling of tightness?

- you Feel a peeling?

- your skin negatively reacts to alcohol, fragrances or emulsifiers, contained in cosmetic production?

If you answered yes at least on one of questions, you have, most likely, a sensitive skin.