GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 6 - Page 80

How to identify your skin type Oily Skin Your skin always has a shine to it and the pores on most of your face are large. Some pores may be filled, often by ‘blackheads’, the oxidised oil or sebum that your body produces. Oily skin can not only bef found on the T-zone but also the cheeks, jaw, temples and neck. Dry Skin The pores on most of your face are hardly visible. Most of us begin to suffer from dry skin as we age because our hormones change and our body produces less sebum. When your skin is dry it becomes very delicate and is easy to damage. Normal (or Combination) Skin There is a difference between Normal and Combination skin, but for the purposes of your daily care, they can be treated the same. Combination skin means you have markedly different areas of skin. Normal skin has visible pores, like oily skin, but they aren’t exceeding large or filled. The skin doesn’t shine. Other considerations Sensitive skin is highly reactive to both chemical and mechanical influences. Mature skin is thinner and more delicate. Masculine skin is generally thicker. Black skin is sensitive to certain chemicals which may discolor it.