The type of skin you have was determined in your genetic code before you were born. Your skin condition may change over time and under different
environments for various reasons.
Each type of skin can be absolutely lovely when proper care is taken to keep it healthy.
There are 3 basic types of skin. Dry, Combination, or Oily. Skin conditions are sometimes considered types but are really skin situations you have
developed over time, not what you were born with.
Normal skin is a misconception because the three types of skin are normal.
Even still, some skin care products will be labeled ‘normal’ as they are for use on most skin types.

How to tell what type of skin I have?

It’s important to notice the pores on your face to help you determine the type of skin you have. Don’t be overly concerned about the pores on your
nose because they will always be larger on any type of skin.
Look at the pores on your jawline as a base to compare the rest of your pores. Look how they compare to the pores near the side of your nose and
other areas of your face.

Dry Skin

Dry skin pores will be smaller on most areas of the face, as you would find on your jawline, with some a bit larger near the sides of the nose.
To keep dry skin healthy Tia’s Esthetics can provide you with homecare products that nourish, stimulate, and hydrate skin with moisturizing
botanicals and ingredients that restore the lipid barrier. Regular facials and professional treatments help in keeping dry skin healthy.
Dry skin needs lipid barrier care because without it or with a weakened barrier function the skin is exposed to irritants. This can create
sensitivities.
Imagine the lipid barrier like the mortar in a brick wall. Think of the skin cells as the bricks. Just like mortar holds the bricks in place and keeps the elements from eroding the wall, the lipid barrier holds the cells together and keeps irritants from penetrating the skin.
The following is a list of links to see some products that may be right for you. You can purchase these from Tia’s Esthetics in Boise, Idaho.

Cleansers for dry or extra dry skin:
Gentle Cream Cleanser
Nutrient Enriched Face and Body Oil

Serums for dry or extra dry skin:
Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Intense Eye Moisturizer

Moisturizers for dry or extra dry skin:
Ultra Moisture Renewal
Bio-Essence Nighttime Calcium Complex
Line-Reducing Complex

Combination skin

Combination skin pores will be larger than jawline pores on 1/3 of the face, usually on t-zone, but sometimes on cheeks.
To keep combination skin healthy, Tia’s Esthetics can provide you with homecare products that bring balance to the skin harmonizing oil
production and refining visible pores. Regular facials and professional treatments will also help keep your combination skin looking fantastic.
The following is a list of links to see some products that may be right for you. You can purchase these from Tia’s Esthetics in Boise, Idaho.

Cleansers for Combination skin:
Cleanser for Normal Skin
Mineral Cream Exfoliating Cleanser

Serums for Combination skin:
Blackhead/Whitehead Controller
Youthful Eyes Peptide Cream

Moisturizers for Combination skin:
Oil-Free Moisturizing Gel
Bio-Essence Nighttime Calcium Complex

Oily skin

Oily skin pores will be found to be larger than jawline pores on 1\2 the facial area usually on the forehead, cheeks, and chin.
To keep oily skin healthy, Tia’s Esthetics can provide you with homecare products that minimize enlarged pores while controlling excess oil and
absorbing shine. Regular facials and professional treatments help keep oily skin healthy.
The following is a list of links to see some products that may be right for you. You can purchase these from Tia’s Esthetics in Boise, Idaho.

Cleanser for oily skin:
Glycolic Cleanser

Serums for oily skin:
Mandelic Serum 8% or 15%
Blackhead Whitehead Controller

Moisturizer for oily skin:
Oil Free Moisturizing Gel
Moisture Complex