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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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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.


How can skin be oily yet dry?

 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. See more »

How to Wash 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. See more »

Quick Tips: Are petroleum-based face creams good for sensitive 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. See more »

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

 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 See more »

How can you treat oily skin on your face?

 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 See more »

5 Common Causes of Skin Irritations on the Face

 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 See more »

How to Do an Honest Skin Assessment

 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 See more »

5 Things to Know About Thin Skin

 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. See more »

Skin Type Image Gallery

 Skin Type Image Gallery

How much do you know about skin types? Do you know your skin type? Scroll through these pictures to learn about skin types. See more »

Test Your Knowledge: Skin Care for Darker Skin

 Test Your Knowledge: Skin Care for Darker Skin

There are lots of myths about ethnic skin. Test you knowledge about ethnic skin with this quiz. See more »