Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Know Your Skin Type

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How well do you know your skin? If you want to care for your skin well, you need to first identify your skin type. There are a variety of skin types, and each one has a unique set of needs. Understanding your skin type, whether it is oily, dry or sensitive, can influence important factors such as which facial cleansers you use, your makeup products and even how you treat acne.

Do you best to avoid a “cookie cutter approach” to your skin care regime and identify your skin type first. A board certified dermatologist can certainly help you determine what your skin needs best, but here is some insight on the main skin types to help you get started. Which one can you relate to most?

  • Normal Skin – Normal skin means that you rarely experience traces of oil or dryness. Overall, your skin is vibrant, elastic and smooth.
  • Dry Skin – Dry skin often presents itself as flaky and tight. It is prone to irritation and may show signs of aging quicker. Dry skin also has fine pores and may exhibit rough or itchy patches on your face.
  • Oily Skin – If you find that your face is frequently greasy or shiny, you probably have an oily skin type. This can also make your facial skin appear thicker or coarser. While you may find that your oily skin shows less signs of wrinkles, you need to avoid certain moisturizes, such as thick creams.
  • Combination Skin – It is common to have a combination of these skin types. For instance, you may have dry zones around your eyes, but oily areas on your forehead or chin. In such cases, it is important to find the correct balance of skin care products to address each area of your face.
  • Sensitive Skin – Sensitive skin may feel like dry skin. However, for those that have this skin type, you will find that certain products cause redness or irritation easily. Sensitive skin patients may find a dramatic improvement in their skin health after they consult with a dermatologist. You may need prescription cleansers and creams if your skin is severely sensitive.

Not sure which skin type you have? Perhaps you know but you aren’t confident in the products you’ve chosen to care for your skin? Schedule a brief visit with one of our dermatologists at Olansky Dermatology Associates. We specialize in helping you look and feel the best in your skin!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
American College of Mohs Surgery Atlanta Association for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery American Academy of Dermatology American Medical Association American Medical Association

Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.