Skin types: what are the main ones and how to recognize them

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There are different types of skin; these usually have well-defined characteristics that are endogenous in nature, that is, internal and not related to the external environment, which can affect each type variably. Let’s see in detail what the various skin types are and how to improve facial skin according to type.


Skin types: normal

When we talk about normal skin type, we define the epidermis as having a relaxed, smooth and firm appearance. In this case, the skin appears with a defined complexion and no peculiar problems.

Normal skin must be cared for with a traditional beauty routine therefore with serums and creams that are moisturizing, in order to replenish the fluids that are normally lost, and emollient to be able to protect it from aggressive external agents.

Normal skin care products with active ingredients that can act in prevention and are able to maintain the epidermis in an optimal state, while also preventing the appearance of blemishes such as wrinkles, are recommended.

Oily skin type

Oily skin generally denotes itself in adolescence and puberty, although it is not unlikely that later in life, even in adulthood, the epidermis will appear shinier and with dilated follicles.

Oily skin, in general, is characterized precisely by a very shiny appearance, it feels greasy to the touch, and the secretion of sebaceous glands also leads to the formation of acne .

Caring for oily skin requires close attention to daily cleansing of the face with products that are not overly harsh and respect the PH of the skin. Instead, products such as creams and serums should be: astringent, capable of purifying the skin and balancing sebum production.

Dehydrated and dry skin

Dehydrated or dry skin is characterized by very poor sebum production or by problems with hydration of the epidermis. Dry skin sees water-deficient tissues and may be more withered and also more prone to the appearance of the signs of aging, splits, cracks and wrinkles. The best products for dehydrated skin are moisturizing and emollient, anti-wrinkle products that can rebalance it and prevent the appearance of signs of aging.

Mixed skin

Mixed skin is identified with areas of the epidermis that have different endogenous characteristics from each other.

For example, it is possible for one area of the skin to be drier, while another is oily, or of the normal type. Generally, this phenomenon is mainly identified on the face. In fact, it is not unusual to have oily skin in the T-zone-that is, the area that includes the nose, forehead and chin.

This area generally may be fatter as this is where the largest percentage of sebaceous glands are present. Other areas of the face, on the other hand, may show normal or dry skin.

When skin is combination, it is necessary to use a product that is first of all moisturizing and able to balance and restore collagen in order to improve facial skin and make it less prone to signs of aging such as wrinkles.


In conclusion, for different skin types and treatments there are rules about the best product to use.

In detail, for whatever type , a beauty routine involving dedicated cleansers for each condition is recommended (dry skin, normal skin, oily skin or combination skin) and a cream that is able to act positively on the epidermis by going to nourish it thoroughly and protect it as best as possible from external agents, increased Free radicals and aging.

Products such as the cream by Hug Research Lab allow you to care for all skin types thanks to a natural composition based on scientific principles designed to create a high-quality cosmeceutical.

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