Skin Types & How to Treat Each Type

Your skin is uniquely beautiful, and we believe it should be treated that way

Think about your skin for a second. Think about how unique it is, every single person’s skin is different, with its own array of colors, textures, and features. Yes, there are some similarities between people’s skin, but each and every person’s skin is still unique. And that’s what makes it so beautiful. 

1. Determining your skin type

One of the most important things to know about taking care of your skin is

understanding your skin type. This can be determined by a variety of factors, such as genetics, climate, lifestyle, and skincare routine. 

Knowing your skin type will help you determine which products are best for you and how to properly care for your skin. 

So, how do you determine your skin type? Keep reading to find out!

Determining your skin type for the best skin care

2. The Bare Faced Method

One of the easiest ways to determine your skin type is by evaluating it right after cleansing. 

This can help you choose a more targeted regime for addressing individual needs, based on what we see and feel when looking at our own freshly cleaned faces! 

To follow this test- start with Gentle Soothing Cleanser before washing face thoroughly; pat dry (don't rub!) 30 minutes later without using anything else like moisturizers or serums, just let your skin speak volumes and pay attention to how your skin looks and feels. 

Cleansing your skin for the best skin care

3. The five basic skin types

Let's look closer into the five main types of skin, and then we’ll dig into our specific recommendations for taking care each type.


The most important thing about normal skin is that it’s simply “normal.” It doesn't mean your face won't have some extra oil after washing, nor does having less than perfect pores mean you're destined for breakouts! Just make sure all those other qualities - like being well balanced in terms of moisture levels across different parts on our body (no obvious dry or oily spots) and not experiencing any persistent problems such as acne/redness-are also present.


Those with dry skin types may notice tightness, peeling and even flaking when they don't have enough moisture. 

While this is true for all people who experience decreased hydration in their outermost layer of the epidermis (known as stratum corneum), it's important not to confuse dehydrated versus normal/healthy sebum production rates among other things. It turns out that you can be too hydrated! 

Dehydrated skin has absolutely nothing to do with how much water your body absorbs. While dry skins suffer from lack in moisture; it's not because someone isn’t drinking enough fluids. 


Combination skin is a unique type that can be found all over your face. The other types on this list will appear in different spots, but these two merge together to create an interesting texture for those who have it! One side may feel dry while another has excessive oiliness. The T-zone (forehead/nose/chin) gets excess oil while the other area's of the face will stay balanced or dry.


Oily skin can be defined as having a higher than average amount of sebum (the natural oil). This excess production causes people with this type to notice that their complexion appears shiny, and it may also clog pores increasing the likelihood for breakouts or blemishes on your face.


If you have sensitive skin, it's likely that there is another condition causing the problem. You may not even know when your symptoms are caused by an underlying issue unless they get worse or persistent over time without any improvement. factors for developing delicate complexions include: 
- Being female (especially after menopause)

- Having certain allergies such as hay fever/ asthma

- Using corticosteroids.

- Inheriting genes from parents who already had dryness issues

You may not even realize you have it until a product reacts badly, like soap or makeup!

Different skin types is the start for a good skin care routine

4. Why you need a Custom Skin Care Routine Just for You

We all have different skin, but there is currently only one approach to the topic of healthy-looking glowing complexions – which means it's not good enough for everyone. 

A single treatment plan that works in every situation sounds like paradise on earth; however we mustn't get too excited yet because this dream has yet become reality! 

Your skin is your body's most sensitive organ, so when you add an ingredient into the mix it can really show how different ingredients affect us. For example one person might rave about something that works for their friend but have terrible reactions to it themselves because they're more prone towards certain problems. 

Your skin care routine is personal to give you the best skin care

5. Your Skin care routine

Normal Skin

Also, normal skin is the easiest to care for. The goal is to not worry too much about skincare and find products that keep your skin in balance. 

A basic skin care routine should always include a cleanser, moisturizer and 100% Mineral Tinted SPF.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is naturally deficient in oil, so a skincare routine aimed at promoting hydration and hydration is essential.

You need to replenish and keep your skin hydrated. This means choosing products with emollients that soften and moisturize skin while locking in oils.

For the most effective results, choose products containing hyaluronic acid, squalene, and ceramides.  

Combination Skin

While normal skin is the easiest to care for, combination skin can be the most difficult to care for. While the skin itself is not very nutritious, it does provide the specific ingredients needed by different areas of the skin. It can be's all about balance.
If you have combination skin, look for lightweight skin care products that moisturize and hydrate your skin. 

Take advantage of targeted products such as serums that can be applied to areas where it's needed most.

Oily Skin

Oily skin is especially prone to sebum-related problems such as blemishes, shine, and clogged pores. Caring for this skin type may seem difficult because it still needs moisture, but it doesn't need oil. 

For oily skin, you want to reach for products that lightly moisturize and help absorb excess oil without damaging your skin's natural moisture barrier. 

It also helps minimize blemishes. 

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin types can take care of their skin at home, but it's important to have your provider rule out any potential skin conditions.
If you have sensitive skin, you need a mild moisturizer for sensitive skin, but avoid products with added fragrances or harsh ingredients.
We recommend including Gentle Soothing Cleanser, Eye Sculpt, Soft Serum, Glow Factor and 100% Mineral Tinted SPF.
You can also look for non-comedogenic products to help prevent any skin reactions. 

Skin care to the next level with skanski natural skin care products

6. And Sunscreen !

All complete skin care routines, regardless of skin type, should be finished with sunscreen. 

In fact, sunscreen is arguably the most important thing you can do to keep your skin healthy now and in the future. 

When outdoors you should reapply sunscreen at least every 2-3 hours throughout the day. 

FPS and good sunscreen to protect your skin needs to be your daily routine for a good skin care

To wrap things up

At Skanski we love all skin types. Whether you have normal, dry, oily, sensitive skin (or a combination of these), we want to support your skin care journey.

Our natural skin care products are made with nature's best ingredients to give you your uniquely beautiful skin. See our products and see how the right care can make a difference to your skin. Be prepared to be amazed. 

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