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

Skin Care Atlanta GA

Color isn’t the only distinguishing factor to your skin. Each person has a unique skin type, and knowing which type of skin you have can play an important role in helping you care for it the right way. In fact, certain skin types are prone to specific challenges and problems as you age. The skin care regime that works for your friend or even your sister may not be the best approach for your own skin. Through visual examination and asking some key questions, your dermatologist can accurately determine your skin type.

In most cases, patients are born with unique attributes about their skin. Your skin type can also change through certain stages of your life. When it comes to skin types, we typically categorize skin in terms of how oily, dry or sensitive it is, as this is one of the most important factors in determining what kinds of skin care products, sunscreen and makeup you should be using.

Normal Skin Type
Normal skin is characterized by little to no imperfections, which means you don’t have any notable sensitivities and your pores are almost invisible. If you have normal skin, you probably won’t battle dry patches or oily areas of skin.

Oily Skin Type
Hormones are often the culprit to oily skin, which is why teenagers tend to struggle most. Oily skin is commonly associated with large pores, shiny patches of skin and blemishes. If you consistently have oily skin, you are likely to also battle acne flare-ups and must avoid certain moisturizers and skin care products that contain extra oils.

Dry Skin Type
Dry skin can be equally cumbersome and difficult to manage. You may not be prone to acne breakouts, but dry skin can show the signs of aging faster. In addition to visible fine lines and wrinkles for adults, dry skin also tends to produce noticeable pores, red patches and a dull complexion. It is important for patients with dry skin to avoid the factors that can make their condition worse, such as cold/windy weather, indoor heating, medications and certain ingredients in skin care products. Not surprisingly, daily moisturizing is key when you have dry skin.

Combination Skin Type
Combination skin can be tricky to care for, as you may have some parts of your skin that are dry while other areas are quite oily. It is common for these patients to display an oily “T-zone” (nose, chin and forehead) while the rest of the face lacks moisture. You may have to be strategic about your skin care products and where you use creams, cleansers and other products on your face.

Sensitive Skin Type
While sensitive skin can be triggered by hormonal changes or certain prescriptions, most patients are born with their sensitive skin type. This may cause red and/or burning patches of skin when exposed to certain elements or ingredients – especially fragranced skin care products. If you have sensitive skin, it will be critical to use hypoallergenic products, including make-up, facial cleansers, moisturizers and sunscreen.

Not sure which skin type you have? Want to learn the best way to care for the skin you were born with? Call Olansky Dermatology in Atlanta. We have a team of highly qualified skin care specialists who can recommend at-home products as well as in-office skin care treatments to help your normal, dry, oily or sensitive skin look and feel its best. Always remember that just like your fingerprints, your skin is unique to you, which is why every patient needs a customized skin care plan.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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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

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 1200+ reviews

Ashley A.

Mandy Ramer, NP-C was such a pleasure to meet with. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed each one with a plan that fit my needs. I am so glad I picked Olansky Dermatology. Absolutely thrilled with their service from appointment setting through check out.

Kara E.

The appointment process is quick easy and convenient online. Parking is easy enough. I got in basically right at my appointment time. I didn’t have to wait hardly at all. The doctors and nurses are nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The procedure I had was easy and I got out fast and was on my way.

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

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!