How is a person’s skin type determined? Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Most people classify their skin type according to four basic categories: oily, dry, normal and combination. These generic categories, however, may not be the best way to determine your skin care needs.

In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD explains how it is difficult to assign one skin type to an individual. This is because many people have different skin characteristics throughout the year. For example, an individual may have oily skin during the warm summer months and dry skin during the cold winter months. According to Dr. Joel Schlessinger, your needs should be determined by conditions such as eczema, which can cause a dry complexion, or acne, which can cause an oily complexion.

Joel Schlessinger MD reveals the mystery of combination skin.

Combination skin is generally described as being dry in certain areas such as the T zone. Many people who have this skin type, however, may be confusing combination skin with a disorder known as seborrheic dermatitis. This condition can cause scaly, flaky, itchy and red patches on your complexion. To treat this condition, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends medication such as Ketoconazole or other steroids.

Joel Schlessinger MD can recommend effective products for any skin type.

People with oily skin will usually have to deal with oiliness and shine their entire lives. Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends medications such as Accutane that dry out the complexion as well as a mattifying product such as OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel.

While individuals with normal skin may not see as many dry or oily skin symptoms, Dr. Joel Schlessinger still recommends a regimen of cleansing and moisturizing twice daily. He also suggests exfoliating with NeoStrata Skin Active Perfecting Peel to maintain a healthy and radiant complexion.

Watch more videos by Joel Schlessinger MD here.

Posted Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 8:57 pm
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