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Find Your Skin Type and How to Manage It

We can thank our parents for our skin type. Because skin, like the rest of our body, is determined by genetics. However, our skin can change over time due to many factors like the environment or a skincare routine. And, knowing your skin type can help you determine the best way to take care of your complexion.  

Generally, when speaking about healthy skin, skin type gets divided into five categories. They are as follows:  

  • Normal Skin Type
  • Oily Skin Type
  • Dry Skin Type
  • Combination Skin Type (both oily and dry spots)
  • Sensitive Skin Type

 Below, we will break down the different skin types, their characteristics, and how to work with them. 

Normal Skin

Normal skin can be hard to define. Let's just say that normal skin is what is normal to each individual. Normal skin is healthy skin. Normally (pun intended), normal skin produces just enough oil to hydrate skin but not too much to cause problems.


Oily Skin

Oily skin is characterized by skin that is shiny with larger pores. Skin naturally secretes oils to keep itself hydrated but with oily skin, this production goes into overdrive. Sometimes oily skin is prone to acne and blackheads. When this happens, the Prep U Blem Pen comes in handy.


Dry Skin

Dry skin, the opposite of oily, appears dull and lifeless due to its lack of moisture. Many times, a layer of dead skin cells covers this skin and makes it appear dry and ashy. Cleansing with Prep U’s Exfoliating Charcoal Face & Body Scrub removes the lifeless layer and reveals healthier skin. Also, many Prep U products contain essential oils and moisturizing ingredients like jojoba to help alleviate dry skin. Furthermore, all Prep U skincare items skip harsh and drying agents such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate.


Combination Skin

Combination skin, also known as normal-combination skin, occurs when you have an oily T-zone area, but the skin on and around your cheeks is neither dry nor oily. The T-zone is the T-shaped area on the face that includes the forehead, nose, and chin.


Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is prone to inflammation, stinging, or burning. Sometimes sensitive skin is caused by over-exfoliation or harsh products and may not be a permanent skin condition. However, without the right products and care, sensitive skin can develop issues such as rosacea, contact dermatitis, or acne. 


If you struggle with sensitive skin, a gentle cleanser like Prep U Foaming Daily Face Wash works for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Furthermore, Prep U Foaming Daily Face Wash is made with non-toxic ingredients and gently yet effectively cleanses skin without drying or leaving an icky film behind.


Even though genetics determine your skin type, you determine whether your skin will be healthy. Managing your skin type and optimizing your complexion can take time and the right products. However, the right products are just a click away. Prep U all-natural skincare products cater to all skin types and leave your skin healthier and more radiant. Your skin, no matter the type, will thank you!


*Information on this site is intended for educational and informational purposes only. Any information on this site is not intended to make claims to any unique individual and/or experience.  

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