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How do I tell what type of skin I have?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Pay attention to your skin after you've washed your face. Oily skin looks shiny a few hours after washing it, while dry skin features pores that are difficult to see in the hours after washing. Sensitive skin is often tight or itchy and prone to allergic reactions, while combination skin might be made up of two or more of these types. Normal skin is a good balance between moisture, durability and oil.

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