The Five Skin Types You Need to Know | Why, Acne? (Part I)

Ugh, finally! Girls night! 

You say this to yourself as you put on that spicy new outfit you spent a month’s worth of rent on. Your bestie’s chosen the hottest new club in town. You have your mouth all set for cocktails. You feel like you’re living your best life. 

But then, before you leave, you check your face in the mirror for one last finishing touch.

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And there they are. Acne bumps.

So, you might do one of two things: 

  1. Douse your face in makeup.
  2. A rain check (or two, or 20) until your acne goes away. 

Either way, chances are you’re also going to surf the Internet for acne solutions: moisturizers, skin care kits, acne treatments, natural remedies. The list goes on and on.

It’s okay, let it all out. We’ve all been there.

Why, Acne? Just…Why?!

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Acne’s been the bane of our existence for so long that it needs no introduction. But it basically happens when things like dead skin cells and sebum (or oil) clog the pores, leading to those bumps on our skin.

Even though there are several factors for acne (such as hormonal changes, diet and stress), the type of skin you have is especially an important factor. 

How Many Skin Types?

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There is a lot of debate online on how many skin types there are. 

But The American Academy of Dermatology lists five main skin types. All of said types are capable of acne, but some are more acne-prone than the others. 

The Five Main Skin Types

Normal/Balanced Skin

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Basically, normal skin (or balanced skin) is that just-right, Goldilocks skin type: not too oily, not too dry, but just right! Normal skin has the perfect amount of sebum to keep the skin moisturized but just dry enough to where it isn’t greasy! 

Thus, people with normal skin don’t suffer as much acne as the rest of us do. If you’re one of the lucky ones, huzzah!

However, you should still make sure to take good care of your skin because anything from excessive sun exposure to hormone imbalance to stress can ruin your perfect record! 

Dry Skin

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Think of a desert, but with skin instead of sand. 

Dry skin is just that: dry skin. This skin-type occurs when the skin lacks so much moisture that the skin dries out. And this can lead to skin flakes and itchiness. 

Skin flakes are dead skin cells, so if they clog up your pores, it can lead to acne bumps. 

And because we can’t help but scratch itchy spots (we’re human after all), scratching against dry skin can irritate it, which can lead to acne or make acne worse. 

And in people with darker skin tones, dry skin can lead to that “ashy” look – and we love our golden, bronze and chocolatey skin tones, so gray blemishes are not an option for us!

Dry skin’s causes vary from person to person, with overbathing, age and weather being only a few possible causes. Severity levels of dry skin can also vary.

Oily Skin

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What sucks is this: Oil (or sebum) is supposed to protect our skin, preserving that youthful, moisturized glow. 

So, what happens if our sebaceous glands pour a little too much oil on our dough? 

You guessed it! Acne. Our pores need to breathe, so imagine our pores drowning in excess body oil. And because this excess oil isn’t leaving room for our pores to breathe, boom! Acne bumps!

Combination Skin 

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Didn’t think it was possible to get both dry and oily skin all in one place on your face? Well, neither did we, but here we are! 

Here, we have to mention the T-Zone: the forehead, nose and chin, which together make a T-shape. The T-Zone is supposed to be the most oily part of our face. 

So, if you have combination skin, your cheeks might be dry or normal, while your forehead, nose and chin are oily. 

Because of this mixing of skin types here, it’s important that you choose your acne products carefully: They can’t focus on one skin type or the other or they would make your T-Zone more oily and dry out your cheeks even more. 

So, look for products that meet that Goldilocks sweet spot and target combination skin specifically!

Sensitive Skin

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Think about this saying when thinking about sensitive skin. Itching, burning hive-inducing inflammation that’s basically the acne equivalent of Hades. 

Products with harsh chemicals (or any potentially damaging substance such as nickel or hot water) are not an option for this skin type. So, keep this in mind when shopping for anti-acne products.

How to Say NO to Acne!

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First off, accept your skin for what it is. 

There you go! Now, onto the next step: finding products to accommodate your skin type. Here at Beaute Blossom, we target acne from the source: Take care of your skin type like you would your own kid/fur baby, and you can kiss that acne goodbye!

Exfoliating Facial Scrub (Jojoba Bead Facial Scrub Cleanser)

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No one wants grease or flakes on their skin, let alone having both clogging up your pores! 

So, this light, anti-inflammatory Jojoba bead cleanser is the answer to your skin-care prayers! It starts at the very source of these acne breeding grounds, getting rid of buildup without eliminating your face’s natural moisture. 

Niacinamide Facial Serum

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Don’t let the science-y name intimidate you! We promise you that your skin will drink up niacinamide like $3 cocktails at Happy Hour! Wanna know why? 

A type of vitamin B-3, niacinamide is a natural chemical that hydrates your skin, keeping your skin cells healthy and young!

This serum is great for dry skin, so if you have the dry skin type and are sick of the itching and/or flaking, this serum is for you!

Unscented Acne Moisturizer (Fast Absorbing Non-Greasy Face Moisturizer)

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Don’t wanna risk buying a product that might not work for your skin type? 

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this acne moisturizer: a neatly sealed bottle of smooth, rich goodness that combats acne of all skin types! 

And yes, sensitive skin-sufferers, you may rejoice, as well! We did say all skin types, after all! Because this moisturizer is filled to the brim with toxin-free and all-natural ingredients!

Oil-Free Vitamin C (Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum for men)

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Guess what product also has niacinamide? 

That’s right! Our Oil-Free Vitamin C serum for men uses niacinamide to 

tackle fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin and hyperpigmentation! So, boys, enjoy 

your healthy skin and say goodbye to those acne scars!

Vitamin C Brightening Serum (Anti-Aging Serum for women)

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Don’t worry, ladies! There’s no way we’re leaving you out of the Vitamin C action! Our Vitamin C Brightening Serum for women checks the same anti-aging boxes as the men’s serum (especially hyperpigmentation), using natural ingredients like Jojoba oil and Vitamin E to keep the skin young and healthy.

It also uses an ingredient called Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Tetra-C) to enhance UV protection! So, this serum will definitely make those beach days a lot sweeter!

Facial Skincare Set (Beaute Blossom Skincare Bundle)

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Okay. Time to get serious.

For the high-level, dedicated skin-routiners out there, we bestow upon you Beaute Blossom’s Facial Skincare Set: all of the acne-fighting products we’ve mentioned in one powerful acne survival package. 

This is a great responsibility we’re giving you, skin-routining brothers and sisters. Can you handle it? We think you can!

This powerhouse of a skincare bundle is open to both men and women who need that routine in their lives. Exfoliating Scrub. Vitamin C Serum. Niacinamide Facial Serum. And two sweet additions that we haven’t yet mentioned in this post: the niacinamide-rich Night Moisturizer (for all skin types) and the non-greasy Day Facial Moisturizer (for combination, oily and dry skin).

We hand you, skin-routiners, this skincare bundle and bid you good luck on your acne-combating journey.

What’s your skin type? What steps do you take to keep your skin happy and healthy? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

And look out for Part II of our Why, Acne? series, where we’ll cover the different types of acne and our Beaute Blossom acne survival guide (aka our acne products)!

(Beaute Blossom provides clean beauty products with natural ingredients for diverse skin tones and skin types. For more information about our products, including deals and product ingredient lists, check out our website here.)

(DISCLAIMER: Our content is NOT a substitute for medical advice. Before you decide what skin-care products are right for you, consult with a medical professional.)

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