What Is Your Skin Type? Customize Your Skin Care Regiment.

With the incredible advancements in modern science and technology, people are able to finely create facial creams, toners, lotions, and other products to specifically target and help problem areas or unique aspects of different skin types. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is one such product that isn’t made for a one-type-fits-all, which is a gratifying benefit of using this product line - and one that makes it a favorite of the Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa. Common skin types are dry, oily, sensitive, normal, or a combination. Many people have somewhat of a combination, but you can use these common characteristics to narrow down what type of skin you get to call your own.

Common Types of Skin

Not only is it a good thing to keep in the back of your mind, but knowing your skin type can help you have a better skin care experience. Since people are able to tailor products for different types, you can use this information to your health and wellness advantage.


A person’s skin may be dry because the pores are nearly invisible. Pores are what help our skin breathe and stay healthy. Other signs of dry skin include a rough and tough exterior, redness, stiff and less elastic, and visible lines. Moreover, dry skin easily cracks and peels. It is most likely itchy a lot of the time, and it can easily become irritated or inflamed. Dry skin is common on hands, arms, and legs, but it is also frequent on the face.


In contrast to dry skin, oily skin is commonly caused because of enlarged pores. The skin exerts so much oil that it feels extremely moist and can look shiny. Levels of oil in the skin can change depending on the time of year and where you live. Oily skin, while commonly shiny, can also have a dull or thick complexion. Frequent blackheads, blemishes, and pimples are also signs of oily skin. Oily skin isn’t usually a lasting skin type; oily skin can arise because of stress, puberty, heat, or other hormonal imbalances.


Sometimes sensitive skin looks like dry skin because of the redness or dryness, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it is dry. Sensitive skin is typically only sensitive to certain products or treatments, and many companies these days make products that aren’t as harsh. If your skin itches, burns, turns red, or gets dry after using a product or doing a certain treatment, you likely have sensitive skin. Pay attention to what may trigger these reactions to try and avoid the discomfort in the future.


How boring it is to have normal skin! Only joking. In general, normal skin is our foundation for determining the other types. Normal pores are barely visible and there are few blemishes. Normal skin seems to glow all day every day and doesn’t need too much additional product or moisturizer.


Do you feel like you don’t fit into one of these groups exactly but rather take bits and pieces from more than one? You’re not alone. This is known as a combination skin type, and it is most likely a combination between dry or normal and oily in some areas. The T-zone is a common oily area. The T-zone is the forehead, nose, and chin. If you frequently have blemishes pop up on your chin, nose, or forehead, but nowhere else on your face, you most likely have a combination skin type.

Shop for a variety of P50 skin care products that match your skin type at Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa. It is our specialty to make sure you receive the best products for your goals. Consult with one of our experts if you need more information.

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