ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Skin Types

Updated on May 20, 2013

Types of Skin

The skin is the largest organ in the human body and there are several skin types.

It is composed of 3 layers - the epidermis (outermost layer), dermis (responsible for supporting tissues) and hypodermis (bottom layer).

The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, consists of epithelial cells with a similar arrangement of a "brick wall". It is responsible for constant cell renewal and causes the elimination of cell layer of the cornea and its gradual replacement by others cells. The epidermis gives rise to skin appendages: nails, hair, sweat glands and sebaceous glands.

The dermis, located between the epidermis and hypodermis, is responsible for the strength and elasticity of the skin. It consists of connective tissue (collagen and elastic fibers surrounded by ground substance), blood and lymph vessels, nerves and nerve endings.

The hypodermis, also called the subcutaneous tissue, the deepest portion of the skin is composed of bundles of connective tissue surrounding the fat cells and form lobes of fat. The structure provides protection from physical trauma, in addition of being a storehouse of calories.

Your skin also feels and reacts according to your mood and lifestyle.

So often I hear people saying things like: "My skin glows", "My skin jerking", "My skin is tired" ...

It is therefore essential to maintain a healthy diet and daily skin care, so you can have more confidence, self-esteem and mood, which will help your skin to always have a great-looking.


A) Dry Skin

- More common after 35 years.

- Thin and sensitive, with a tendency to desquamation.

- Low brightness, due to lack of natural moisture.

- Tendency to present early wrinkles around eyes and mouth.

B) Oily Skin

- Most common between 15 and 35 years.

- Bright, thick, with a tendency to blackheads, pimples and pores.

- Few wrinkles, but deep.

- Appearance bright, especially in the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin).

C) Normal skin

- Normal skin is silky, with no closed pores and blackheads.

D) Skin Mixed

- The skin mixed presents oiliness in T-zone (forehead, nose and chin), while other areas of the face have normal skin.

E) Mature Skin

- Due to decreased production of substances essential for sustaining tissues, this type of skin is inelastic and dull, with lines and wrinkles.

Some preventive care to maintain an healthy skin:

- Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water.

- Take a few minutes of your day to clean, tone and moisturize your skin.

- Sleep well and make a healthy diet.

- You should periodically take an exfoliation and moisturizing mask (Facials)

- Use products suitable to your skin type;


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)