How to Determine Skin Types

What is Normal Skin Type - What is Oily Skin and What is Combination Skin Type?

People often ask us how we define skin types. Your facial skin type is determined by how much or how little oil your skin produces and diet, stress, hormones and genes all play their part. Below we've put together a general guide as to what each skin type looks like.

What is Normal Skin type?

When we try and determine what is normal skin type we look for skin that is soft, moist and plump and has a healthy looking glow and colour. The skin surface is fine in texture and there are no open pores or added shine.

What is Oily Skin?

When we look at what is oily skin we find that it is often a hereditary condition that is caused by over active sebaceous glands. It is quite easy to recognise what is oily skin as your skin will have more of a shiny appearance and you may also have enlarged pores and be prone to blackheads and breakouts. One of the great things about oily skin is that it can sometimes age better than dry skin as the oils keep skin plump allowing fewer wrinkles to form.

What is Combination Skin type

When we asses what is combination skin type we find it is more often than not usually two or more different skin types combined – You may have a slightly oily T-zone and dryer cheeks with a few dry spots here and there. You may also have larger pores on your checks and possibly forehead. Combinations skin has a smooth and even texture with good circulation.

Here at Savar we feel it’s always good to remember to get the most out of your natural skin care products try looking for products that are specifically formulated for your skin type and enjoy!

Vicky and the team x

Savar Natural Skin Care