Spotlight on Skin Types: Combination
Skin is classified into different types, including normal, oily, dry, and sensitive. While some people have a combination of one or more of these skin types in different areas, it is important to understand what constitutes each and how they should be cared for.
Additionally, a person’s skin type can change over time. Younger people are more likely than older people to have a normal skin type, but they can also experience more oily skin during puberty and other life changes.
Skin types vary depending upon a combination of factors. They include the following characteristics of your skin:
- Water content – This affects your skin’s comfort and elasticity.
- Lipid (oil) content – This affects your skin’s softness and nutrition.
- Level of sensitivity – This affect’s your skin’s tolerance to certain substances.
In order to take better care of your skin, here is some information that will tell you a bit more about each type. This post is part of a series spotlighting the different skin types. Tune in next week for another type.
Combination Skin Type
A combination skin type can be dry or normal in some areas, and oily in others, such as the T-zone. The T-zone is the nose, forehead, and chin area. A common skin type, combination skin may benefit from slightly different types of skin care in different areas.
Combination skin can produce:
- Overly dilated pores
- Shiny skin
This type of skin results from genetic or hormonal factors that cause an imbalance in how much and where lipids are produced. It can also vary, depending on the weather.
No matter what type of skin you have, there are ways to treat it and get it in better shape. If you need some help with your skin, contact a member of our team of board certified dermatologists here at Knoxville Dermatology Group.
Would you like to learn more about the treatments and products available for your combination skin? Skin health is an important part of total body wellness. Schedule an appointment today with one of our board certified physicians to get your skin the care it needs so it can reach its fullest, healthiest potential.
Contact Knoxville Dermatology Group at 865.690.9467.