Types of Skin: Do You Know What Skin Type You Have?

Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Oily skin is shiny skin, especially in the T-zone (from the forehead, down the nose to the chin). To test if you have oily skin, press a paper napkin to your forehead. When you pull it away, it should be soaked in oils. While you may find this annoying, the good thing about oily skin is it ages better than dry skin.

Dry, Chapped Skin (Recipes Also Good for Mature Skin)

Dry skin feels tight, especially after cleansing. You have a tendency towards fine wrinkles, flaking and red patches. In women of color, skin may appear ashy or dull from dead skin buildup. These face masks, combined with regular exfoliation and daily use of moisturizersshould soothe dry, chapped skin.

Combination Skin

Most women (some experts say up to 70 percent, although how anyone arrived at that number is beyond me), have combination, or “normal” skin. Combination skin means you may have a slightly oily T-zone and drier cheeks with dry patchy spots here and there. This rose-based mask is perfect for balancing out the oily and dry areas of your skin.

Sensitive Skin

This soothing mask is great for chapped, sunburned or irritated skin.