Helens Beauty Quick Guide to Skin Types


Normal Skin

Normal skin has a clear appearance, is smooth to touch, has very few, if any, blemishes.  The pores are often small to medium in size, skin elasticity is tight and skin tone is even.

Dry, Ageing Skin

Dry skin can be sensitive to changes in the temperature.  It often feels tight, especially after cleansing and can appear dry and flaky with a tendency towards fine wrinkles.  Pore size tends to be small so blemishes are smaller and infrequent.

Oily Skin

Oily skin often appears shiny with enlarged pores.  This type of skin is prone to acne, white heads and open pores.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin tends to be thin and delicate with fine pores.  It is prone to broken capillaries, has a tendency to reddening and is commonly irritated by products applied to the skin.

Combination Skin

Combination skin generally has a smooth, even texture, a healthy colour and good circulation.  However it has a tendency to higher levels of oil production in the T-zone area (forehead, nose, inner cheek and chin area) resulting in the occurrence of breakouts.