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Skin Type

We have everything you need to know about your specific skin type—from sensitive, oily, acne-prone, dry, and everything in-between. Read on for expert advice and science-backed tips of your skin type.

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How to Tell Which Skin Type You Have—and Build Your Ultimate Routine

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10 Products That Help My Pale, Sun-Damaged, Combination Skin Look Good Every Day

What Is "Normal" Skin Exactly, and Does Anyone Really Have It?

16 Skincare Essentials For Combination Skin

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Eczema vs Psoriasis: How to Tell What You're Dealing With

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How to Tell If You Have a Combination Skin Type (And How to Care for It Accordingly)

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Does Oily Skin Actually Age Better? We Investigate

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Have Dry Skin Behind Your Ears? Derms Share 9 Ways to Treat It

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I Swear By This Soothing $14 Body Lotion Shoppers Say “Works Wonders” on Dry, Flaky Skin

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6 Ways to Target Dry Skin on Your Neck, According to Dermatologists

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Skin Flooding Is TikTok's Buzzy New Trend For a Quenched Complexion

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Vanicream vs. CeraVe—Which Moisturizer is Best for Dry Skin?

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How to Heal Dry Skin Around the Nose, According to Derms

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How to Remedy Dry, Flaky Skin on Your Legs

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Emollients Are a Must-Use Product If You Have Dry Skin

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Urea Is a Godsend For Dry, Scaly Skin—Here’s Why

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10 Tips For Fixing Flaky Skin, Straight From a Dermatologist

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Humectants Are a Hydration Hero—This Is What You Need to Know

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A "Moisture Sandwich" May Be the Best Way to Hydrate Skin

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Is Lucas' Papaw Ointment Good For You?

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7 Ways to Treat Dry Skin Without Lotion or Moisturizer, According to Experts

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The Ultimate Skincare Routine for Dry Skin, According to Dermatologists

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7 Showering Mistakes That Contribute to Your Dry Skin

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The Best Fixes for Dry Elbows, According to Dermatologists

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Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin: This Is How to Spot the Difference

Editors' Picks: 10 Face Oils That Will Save Your Dry Winter Skin

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4 DIY Masks to Bring Your Dull, Dehydrated Skin Back to Life

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7 Essential Oils for Dry Skin That You Need to Try, Stat

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12 DIY Face Masks for Every Skin Type and Concern

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The Right Way to Use a Facial Mist, According to an Esthetician

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The Ultimate Post-Beach Beauty Routine

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12 of the Best Hydrating Serums for Dry Skin

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Reviewed: The JetPeel Facial Saved My Dry Skin

This Secret Ingredient Is a Savior for Super-Dry Skin

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Sweet Chef’s New Serum Is the Green Juice My Thirsty Skin Craved

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6 Clean, Buttery Moisturizers to Bring Your Sad Winter Skin Back to Life

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Why Is My Skin So Oily? Dermatologists Share 6 Common Causes

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8 Ways to Mattify Shiny Skin, According to the Pros

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What Exactly Causes Your Oily Skin—and What Can You Do About it? We Found Out

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Tatcha's New Clarifying Clay Mask Is a Game-Changer for My Congested, Oily Skin

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Sodium Tallowate: What to Know About the Unique Soap

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The 11 Best Toners for Oily Skin of 2023

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How to Manage an Oily T-Zone, According to Experts

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The Perfect Oily Skin Skincare Routine, According to Dermatologists

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You Can Actually Train Your Skin to Be Less Oily—Here's How

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How to Treat Sebaceous Hyperplasia, According to Derms

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Whoa—These Foods Could Be Causing Your Oily Skin

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10 DIY Face Mask Recipes for Oily skin to Help You Find Balance

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PSA: If You Have Oily Skin, You Need a Special Kind of Makeup Wipe

5 Common Skincare Ingredients to Avoid If You Have Oily Skin

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"Oilplaning" Is the Dermaplaning Alternative for Sensitive Skin—Here's What You Need to Know

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Drunk Elephant's New Mask Is the Exfoliator My Sensitive Skin's Been Looking For

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The 10 Best Sensitive Skin Products Under $10, According to a Dermatology Resident

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Tower 28’s New Rescue Serum Is Built to Save Our Sensitive Skin

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Rambutan Is the Natural Retinol Alternative Anyone With Sensitive Skin Should Know

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The 22 Best Serums for Sensitive, Dehydrated Skin

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5 Vitamin C Alternatives for Those With Sensitive Skin

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Low pH Facial Cleanser: How the Skincare Staple Balances Skin

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10 Pollution-Proofing Products That Protect Your Skin From Smog

Editors' Picks: These Are the Best Makeup Wipes for Sensitive Skin

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5 Skincare Ingredients to Avoid if You Have Sensitive Skin
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Melatonin-Infused Skincare Has Calmed My Super Sensitive Skin

5 Commandments of Chemical Peel's for Sensitive, Acne-Prone Skin
5 Commandments of Chemical Peels for Sensitive, Acne-Prone Skin

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7 Clean Face Masks for Sensitive Skin That Actually Work, by Braina Laviena