Skin contains specialised cells and structures, it is a changing organ and acts as a protective barrier which protects our body from the outside environment. Skin has a special mechanism which maintains proper temperature of the body. It plays an important role in protecting us from foreign bodies and disease causing pathogens and protects us from diseases. Skin contains three main layers namely the Epidermis, Dermis and Subcutaneous tissue.
There are also major skin types namely normal, oily, dry and sensitive.
Normal Skin Type:
People are mostly confused when it comes to the identification of skin types especially in the case of normal skin. But normal skin, as it is doest not exist. The normal skin pattern is neither too oily nor too dry which makes it appear flawless, intact and perfect with no signs of drying and thus, appears naturally moisturised. It would also have a smooth surface with less of wrinkles.
Dry Skin Type:
This skin type is also known as Xeroderma, a condition which involves on scalp, lower legs, arms, hands and knuckles, abdomen and thighs. The skin becomes and appears more dry with scaling, itching and skin cracking.
Oily Skin Type:
The oil is been generated in the skin itself which gives it a greasy and oily appearance. The natural oil produced by our body keeps it healthy.
Sensitive skin gets irritated easily, that’s why the name “sensitive”. It may react to ingredients found in some skincare products, to stress or to your environment. Sometimes something as simple as a change in the seasons can cause skin to become more sensitive, particularly in winter.
Skin of our body can be considered as important as any other vital organ in the human system. The Skin and muscles provide an important shelter to the inner organs which are delicate and need to be protected. Apart from its utility in the body system, skin contributes to a large extent to the outer appearance and the beauty of an individual. Who doesn't want a clean and glowing skin that magnifies the a beauty or attractiveness of a person.