Skin Types

From oily to dry, sensitive to normal, skin types vary greatly from person to person. Learn more about skin types at HowStuffWorks.

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Baby Skin Information

Contrary to TV commercials that depict them as perpetually soft and smooth, babies can have several skin issues in their first few months of life. But which ones really need treatment?


How can skin be oily yet dry?

Combination skin can be oily in some areas by dry in others, making moisturizing and cleansing a problem. Learn how to treat combination skin.

How to Wash Combination Skin

Is your skin oily yet dry at the same time? You have combination skin! We'll help you find the right products to wash combination skin.

Quick Tips: Are petroleum-based face creams good for sensitive skin?

Petroleum-based moisturizers are safe to use and inexpensive. But is it good for sensitive skins? Learn the pros and cons of petroleum-based moisturizers.

What is The Difference Between the Skin On Your Face and Your Body?

Skin on your face and skin on your body are very different. Learn how they vary and the best ways to get healthy skin on your face and your body

How can you treat oily skin on your face?

Treating oily skin can be frustrating, but ignoring it could lead to acne. Learn simple tips for treating oily skin on your face without losing your glow

5 Common Causes of Skin Irritations on the Face

Skin irritations on your face, like rashes and welts, can be embarrassing. Learn the usual causes of skin irritations and how to get rid of them quickly Meta Keywords: skin irritations, skin irritation on face, skin rashes, welts, redness on face

How to Do an Honest Skin Assessment

Doing an honest skin assessment can help you determine your skin type and protect you from skin cancer. Here's how to perform an honest skin assessment

5 Things to Know About Thin Skin

Bruise easily? You may have thin skin – a common problem associated with aging. Learn what causes thin skin and how to prevent it.

Skin Type Image Gallery

How much do you know about skin types? Do you know yours? Scroll through these photos to learn about skin types.

5 Differences Between Adult and Baby Skin

Is your bottom smoother than a baby's? We didn't think so. Are you suffering from diaper rash? We hope not. So why is the skin of these pint-sized humans so different from mine and yours? We'll give you five reasons.