Wie erkenne ich meinen Hauttypen?

How do I recognize my skin type?

The skin is our largest organ. We all want to feel comfortable in our skin. But anyone who suffers from skin problems knows how difficult it can sometimes be. Not only acne and blemishes, but also dry, flaky skin can make our lives difficult. Only those who know their skin type can use the right care products and thus optimally care for their skin. This is the only way to ensure that the main body is well looked after. But what skin types are there and how do you recognize your skin type?

The different skin types

There are different skin types that we can easily recognize on the face. Not only the facial skin itself, but also the surrounding skin, i.e. the neck and décolleté, are important.

In principle, healthy skin is divided into four different skin types:

- Normal skin

- Dry skin

- Oily skin or oily skin

- Combination skin

Normal skin

By normal skin we mean a balanced complexion. In technical language, this skin type is referred to as “Eudermia”. This skin is to be envied because it doesn't need any specific skin care. You can probably say that everyone wants this type of skin: even, fine-pored, healthy-looking skin. The care is therefore uncomplicated.

How can you recognize this skin type?

Normal skin is characterized by a beautiful, smooth structure that has fine pores. The complexion also appears rosy and the complexion is matt. There are no greasy or dry spots. The skin reacts quite insensitively to environmental influences.

In most people, sebum production is either too weak (as in dry skin) or too strong (as in oily skin). For this reason, this skin type is rarely found, usually only in young people.

Dry skin

This skin type can be quite unpleasant. It is usually tight, itches and often flakes and sometimes feels rough.

This skin type is called “dry” because this type produces less sebum than normal skin type.

How can I recognize this skin condition?

Dry skin types tend to redden very quickly. This skin type is also particularly good at shedding. The skin usually has rough patches, which is due to reduced sebum production. The moisture can escape quickly, which is why pollutants can penetrate more easily. With this type of skin, small cracks and lines quickly appear. People who have this skin type tend to form wrinkles much more quickly.

Combination skin

As the name suggests, this skin type is a type that contains many of the same characteristics of different skin types. Most people with this skin type have both dry areas and oily areas.

How can skin type be recognized?

Anyone who has this skin type can recognize normal and dry areas as well as oily and greasy areas on their face. This skin type can also appear on the chest and back. The oily/greasy areas can be seen primarily in the so-called T-zone, which extends over the forehead, nose and chin. The cheeks, on the other hand, can be rather dry.

What causes combination skin?

This skin type is caused by a mixture of over and under production of sebum glands. On the one hand, there are areas where the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, and on the other hand, there are areas that simply do not receive enough oil. It's not always easy with this skin type, because several different types come together here.

Oily skin or oily skin

This skin type is shiny and oily. This is usually very annoying and extremely unpleasant for those affected. The skin type is prone to acne and blemishes. Wrinkles and wrinkles, on the other hand, usually only form very late.

How can I recognize this type?

This skin type can be recognized by its shiny, oily appearance. The pores are usually large and visible. Not only the face, but also the back, chest and even the scalp are usually affected.

What causes skin type?

The causes of this skin type lie in the overproduction of sebum glands. This means that too much fat, also known as sebum or sebum, is produced in them. The basic job of fat is to protect our skin from environmental influences and keep it supple. However, if there is overproduction, the skin is simply too oily. Overproduction itself can have different causes and is also genetically determined.


We can determine which skin type we have relatively easily. Skin type is genetically determined. Nevertheless, the skin can be brought back into balance with the right care. For this reason, it is important to be able to determine your skin type, because this is the only way to optimally care for your skin and use the right products.

Recommendation: Melanin Night is suitable for all skin types.

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