What’s Your Skin Type?

Normal, dry, oily, or combo?  What’s your skin type? Most of us want normal skin – that means smaller pores, a good amount of moisture, and an even tone. Having dry skin means that is often irritated and may become flaky.  There is very little moisture to dry, and may feel tight at times.  if you suffer from oily skin can, it can sometimes feel greasy to the touch, even a few hours after washing.  While your skin type can be genetic, there are quite a few factors that play a part: age, diet, exercise, and even illness.

A key component to healthy skin, and the number one rule to follow is to always, always wear a facial sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.  This will help prevent both damage and wrinkles.

Additionally, it is important to get acquainted with exactly what skin type you have — The Fitzpatrick scale (also known as Fitzpatrick skin typing test or Fitzpatrick prototyping scale) is a numerical classification schema for human skin color. To determine where exactly you fit on the Fitzpatrick scale, visit our older post here.

If you are still unsure about your skin type, call Ruth Swissa at 818-735-8818 to set up a consultation with our clinical esthetician, Mila Aleks. View the complete menu of services here.