What's My Skin Type?

According to dermatologists, skin is classified into 4 categories: normal, dry, oily and combination. The type can change as you age and factors like illness and genetics play a major part.

Normal Skin

An even tone, small pores and a good balance of moisture are considered as normal skin. Luckily, most people have this type of skin, but to maintain it as we grow older, we have to avoid or protect ourselves from the sun exposure. For example, a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 can prevent wrinkles and minimise sun damage. And although people often use sunscreens during summer, most experts recommend using it throughout the year as deadly sun beans can affect your skin even in the cold winter days.

Dry Skin

Dry skin, as you can imagine, lacks essential natural moisture, but most importantly, hyaluronic acid. Its symptoms include irritation, flaking and a feeling of tightness. In some cases, the skin can become so dry that it starts itching and cause pain, leading to a condition known as eczema.

Most women experience dry skin in their 40s, but there’s no reason to worry. Regime London Hyaluronic Acid will give your skin the needed moisture and will improve the overall hydration.

Oily Skin

Technically called sebum, oily skin suffers from an excess of oil on the face. This can cause some inconveniences as people can feel greasy a few hours after washing. Therefore, they will have the need to wash their faces a few times during the day.

All the blame goes to oil glands that can go into overdrive. This is probably caused during puberty or it can even be inherited. People with this problem don’t need a moisturizer, but they still have to protect their skin from the deadly UV rays. There are oil-free sunscreens for the face that won’t create clog pores and blackheads, so make sure to read the label and always protect your skin.

Combination Skin

A blend of dry and oily skin is known as a combination skin. People with this type of skin will notice that their cheeks are dry, while their T-zone is oily. The major factors are, once again, genetics and puberty, so we can’t do anything about that. And as people have both dry and oily skin, they will have to treat everything differently.


The best way to learn your skin type is to consult a dermatologist. However, regardless of the outcome there are skin care supplements you can take to not only make sure your skin gets essential nutrients, but also look younger. People with dry skin should use Regime London Hyaluronic Acid available at Superdrug.



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