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Dry skin, oily skin, mixed skin … Differences in skin types and skin care methods

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If you wash your face and moisturize your skin every day, but your skin is not in good condition, you may not be able to get the skin care that suits your skin type. There are many types of skin, including dry, oily, and mixed skin, so it’s important to know your skin type. Here, we will introduce in detail the differences in skin types and the skin care methods that suit each.

Dry skin, oily skin, mixed skin … What is the difference between skin types?

Skin type (skin quality) is a type of skin that can be classified according to the balance between skin moisture and sebum. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between dry and oily skin, mixed skin, and normal skin.

Dry skin

Dry skin is a skin type that has less water and oil, and the barrier function of the skin is reduced. The well-balanced water and oil make the skin resistant to external stimuli. Since dry skin has less water and less oil, the barrier function is greatly reduced, and even a small stimulus can easily cause skin problems.

Oily skin (oily skin)

Oily skin is a skin type that has a moderate or high amount of water and an excess of oil. The skin is moisturized and elastic, but it is sticky due to excessive secretion of sebum. It can also cause “blackened pores” where excess sebum fills the pores.

Mixed skin (inner dry)

Mixed skin (inner dry) is a skin type with low water content and excess oil content. There is dryness and stiffness in the whole or part, and the opening of pores is conspicuous.

Normal skin

Normal skin is a skin type with an appropriate amount of water or a large amount of oil. The skin is moderately moisturized, the texture is fine, and it is soft to the touch. Due to the proper amount of sebum secreted, the opening of pores is not noticeable.

I don’t know the skin type … How to tell

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Even if you can understand the types of skin types, you cannot do proper skin care unless you know your skin type. After washing your face, check your skin type after leaving it for 10 to 20 minutes. Here’s how to identify skin types:

How to check for people who have excess sebum and tend to lose their makeup

If excess sebum is secreted, the makeup will collapse in a short time. Skin types with excess sebum are “oily skin” and “mixed skin (inner dry)”. Before checking your skin type, let’s check how to distinguish between “shiny” and “glossy”.

If you touch a place where you are concerned about sebum and get sebum, it is “shiny”. If you don’t get sebum, it is “glossy”.

If the skin is both shiny and stiff, it is considered to be “mixed skin (inner dry)”, and if it is only shiny, it is considered to be “oily skin”.

How to check for people who feel dry

If you feel dry, such as peeling or firmness of your skin, check the condition of your base makeup. If any of the following items apply, it is considered “dry skin”.

– if there is no gloss than immediately after the morning of skin care, tightness and fine wrinkles stand out
there is a base part of makeup is falling
not in close contact with the skin also coats the base makeup

does not collapse the base makeup, skin If it is soft and has a moderate luster, it is considered to be “normal skin”.

By skin type! Each skin care method

Practice appropriate skin care based on the characteristics and causes of your skin type. Introducing the characteristics and causes of dry skin, oily skin (oily skin), mixed skin (inner dry), and normal skin, and suitable skin care methods.

Dry skin

Dry skin is low in both sebum and moisture and can be caused by incorrect face washing, skin rubbing, UV damage, and dry air. Since there is little sebum secretion, wash your face with lukewarm water so as not to wash away excess sebum. For areas that are extremely dry, use a peeling agent to care for dead skin cells to improve skin turnover.

Oily skin (oily skin)

Oily skin is skin with excessive sebum secretion, which is caused by hormonal imbalance and large sebaceous glands. Many people suffer from blackheads and acne due to excess sebum clogging their pores.

For oily skin, it is easy to use a cleanser that is too detergency to thoroughly wash away sebum, or to wash your face with hot water. Excessive washing of sebum will dry your skin, so you need to follow the basic cleansing and wash off sebum properly.

Use the palm of your hand to lather the cleanser and wash it gently and carefully in a circular motion. If the cleanser is still sticky, you need to review the cleanser. Please change to a cleanser with a slightly stronger detergency and see how it looks.

Also, be aware of adjusting the hormone balance with adequate sleep and stress care to improve the excessive secretion of sebum.

Mixed skin (inner dry)

Mixed skin (inner dry) has shiny skin and is taut after cleansing. Causes include dry air, UV damage, and hormonal imbalances. Use a beauty essence that suppresses oil floating in areas with shine, and moisturize other areas with lotion or milky lotion.

Depending on the season, the “parts where dryness and shininess occur” and the “intensity of symptoms” differ, so please observe your skin carefully.

Normal skin

Normal skin has an excellent balance of water and oil. Since the barrier function is in place, even a small stimulus will not cause skin problems. For other skin types, take skin care so that it is as close as possible to normal skin.

If you have normal skin, you can keep your skin healthy by continuing basic cleansing and moisturizing care. However, the skin may become dry due to seasonal factors and the use of air conditioners. If you experience dryness or excessive sebum secretion, change your care method.

Apply “cream” to dry areas and “essence” to reduce oil in areas with a lot of sebum.


Skin types include dry skin, oily skin (oily skin), mixed skin (inner dry), and normal skin. First of all, it is important to check your skin quality and know the appropriate skin care method. Skin quality changes depending on the season, environment, and lifestyle. Continue proper skin care to get as close to normal skin as possible

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