It's Aria here, I wrote this article for those out there that are having a hard time determining their skin type. Don't worry! I got you covered. After reading this article you will know what your skin type is, so rest assured. Below are the list of symptoms for normal, combo, oily, and dry skin types.

Normal Skin

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  • Barely visible pores
  • No severe sensitivity
  • No or few imperfections
  • a radiant complexion
  • Skin stays fairly moisturized on it's own without applying moistrizer
  • Not to dry not too oily

Tips on how to care for it: Go easy on lotions, serums, and moisturizers, you don't want to put on extra to keep your skin balanced. If you do, it might seem too much for your skin.

Combination (Most common skin type)

  • Usually feels oily in the T-Zone
  • Pores are large
  • Clogged pores around the nose and/or cheeks area
  • Frequently needs moisturizer on the parts of the face that are dry

Tips on how to care for it: To keep skin balanced and healthy, try using different products on different parts of the face.


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  • Shiny and oily all over the face
  • Constantly reaching for the oil blotting sheets
  • Large pores that get easily clogged from sweat and oils
  • After cleansing, the skin will feel great, but turns back to normal quickly
  • Moisturizer tends to make the skin even oilier

Tips on how to care for it: Try cleansing your face often and avoid heavy creams and emollients since they tend to create oiliness. Use oil-free sunscreens, foundations, BB creams, and lotions, as they can make your skin extra oily as well.


  • Skin feels tight and dry
  • Flakes and cracks, especially during the winter
  • Small pores that often feel taut
  • Tightens and becomes dehydrated after cleansing
  • Needs a lot of moisturizer

Tips on how to care for it: Moisture is key when it comes to dry skin. When it comes to moisturizer, don't be shy. Use lotions and rich skin creams to nourish those skin cells.

Extra Tip for Dry Skin: If your skin is dry and you still get breakouts, then you don't 100% have dry skin. Try laying off some products that your think is the issue, just to see if your skin improves in the next few days.

I hope this article helps. Remember to always love yourself not matter what skin type you have. Sure some types can be a pain, but millions of people go through the pain with you everyday too.

Yours Faithfully,
Aria Blake