9. Dry, Oily, Sensitive, and Combination Skin: Simple Diagnosis Methods

Understanding Your Skin Type

"Uncover Your Skin's True Nature" Understanding your skin type is crucial for proper care and product selection. The four primary skin types are dry, oily, sensitive, and combination, each with unique characteristics and needs.

Dry Skin

"Quench Your Skin's Thirst" Characteristics:

  • Feels tight and rough
  • May show flakes or red patches
  • Less elastic

Simple Diagnosis:

  • Appears dull, particularly on the cheeks and around the eyes
  • Less visible pores
  • After cleansing, skin feels tight and may show signs of cracking or peeling

My skin Type?

Oily Skin

"Balance is Beauty" Characteristics:

  • Shiny, often greasy appearance
  • Prone to acne and blemishes
  • Visible, enlarged pores

Simple Diagnosis:

  • Skin looks shiny and feels greasy within a few hours of cleansing
  • Frequent acne breakouts
  • Makeup may not stay on well
Sensitive Skin

"Gentle Care for Delicate Skin" Characteristics:

  • Easily irritated by products or weather changes
  • May have red patches, itching, or burning sensations
  • Prone to rashes and allergic reactions

Simple Diagnosis:

  • Reacts negatively to certain skincare products or ingredients
  • Often feels itchy, burning, or tight
  • Shows signs of redness and rash after product use or environmental exposure
Combination Skin

"The Best of Both Worlds" Characteristics:

  • Mix of oily and dry areas
  • Typically, an oily T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) and dry cheeks
  • Uneven texture and tone

Simple Diagnosis:

  • T-zone becomes greasy, while cheeks remain dry or normal
  • May experience both dry patches and acne
  • Struggle to find products that cater to both skin types

Recommended products by skinType

Summary and Product Recommendations

Each skin type requires tailored care. For dry skin, seek hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. For oily skin, look for balancing and non-comedogenic formulas. Sensitive skin benefits from gentle, fragrance-free products, while combination skin needs a balanced approach.

Product Recommendations:

  1. For Dry Skin: "HydraBoost Moisturizer" with Beta-Glucan
  2. For Oily Skin: "MatteFinish Serum" with Witch Hazel
  3. For Sensitive Skin: "SootheCalm Lotion" with Vanilla Fruit Extract


  1. "PureAloe Gel" - Aloe Vera for soothing hydration
  2. "GreenTea Purify Mask" - Green Tea Extract for cleansing and antioxidant properties
  3. "VitaminC Brightening Cream" - Vitamin C for even skin tone and texture