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Article: What Is My Skin Type?

what is my skin type

What Is My Skin Type?


Knowing your skin type can be helpful when you’re searching for the right skincare products. Whether you have oily skin or experience excess dryness in your skin, being able to choose the right moisturizers, cleansers, and other skincare products means your skin is getting the best pampering possible.


Once you know your initial skin type, it’s important to reevaluate your skin type on a somewhat regular basis. Depending on the climate, your age, and some other factors, your skin type may change over time. In order to ensure your skin is getting the best care it can possibly get, keeping an eye on your changing skin type can be very helpful.

Normal Skin

In the world of skincare, normal skin refers to skin that is properly balanced and does not show a predisposition to most concerns. It’s not overly oily, nor too dry. It isn’t sensitive or prone to breakouts or inflammation.


Normal skin is the easiest to care for as you can use most skincare products without having to worry about any major concerns. In fact, we love the ORMEDIC balancing biopeptide crème for normal skin. It is a highly effective repair creme that includes organic plant oils, botanical butters, and hyaluronic acid to support skin health and hydration.

Oily Skin

Sebum is the natural oil that your skin produces to provide a protective layer. We all have sebum. If you find yourself dealing with oily skin, your face may appear greasy or shiny due to excess sebum. Oily skin can lead to clogged pores and you may be prone to breakouts of acne, blackheads, and more.


Finding the right skincare products for oily skin can be difficult. Your skin needs moisture, but you want lightweight hydration that doesn’t add any additional oils. You also want products that can absorb some of the excess oil, without stripping it entirely and leading to dryness.


Our favorite is the Oily Skin & Oil Control Set. It includes four professionally curated products that are great for your morning and evening skincare routines. You’ll find a mild gel cleanser, a restoring serum and daily moisturizer that both provide a mattifying effect, and a balancing peptide creme to help lock in moisture without adding excess oil.

Dry Skin

If you live in a dry climate, you may be prone to dry skin. This skin type is very much the opposite of oily skin, but can be equally difficult to find the right skincare products for. Dry and dehydrated skin will commonly flake or peel. In extreme cases, it may crack and potentially bleed leaving tiny blemishes and wounds.


Dry skin needs intense moisture, and without it your skin will be vulnerable to a wide range of additional issues including visible signs of premature aging. When you want to restore your skin's natural hydration, we absolutely love the Dryness & Hydration Kit.


It’s specifically made to provide intense hydration for dry and dehydrated skin. You’ll find four products that are perfect for a morning boost of hydration. You’ll find a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of any natural oils it may be producing. There’s also a high potency vitamin C serum, a moisturizer with 50 SPF, and a skin quenching hydrating creme that is great for morning and evening use.

Combination Skin

This skin type can keep you on your toes when it comes to selecting the right products. Combination skin may be oily in select areas, such as the nose and forehead, and dry in other areas, such as the cheeks.


Finding the right skincare products for combination skin can be tricky since you’re working with a couple different skin types. Using gentle and lightweight skincare is the best recommendation we can offer. That way, your natural oils are reduced but not stripped, and areas that need a bit of hydration can be targeted.


If you’re dealing with combination skin, you’ll love the AGELESS total repair crème. It’s a great way to preserve your youthful looking skin while helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and balance out textures and tones. This creme includes time-release retinol and glycolic acid to deliver targeted treatment where it’s needed.


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