Hey friends, you’re with me Niharika and welcome
back to a new lesson. Well generally when we talk about someone’s skin type or skin
texture the words that we use are normal, oily, sensitive and dry… well that’s pretty
boring. Now if you have to appreciate someone’s skin, like someone has this perfect skin and
if you want to use positive words in English, what do you say? “Hey look at you, you have
normal skin.” Well you don’t do that, in English we have better words to appreciate
someone’s skin and that’s what we’re gonna learn today, the different types of skin or
skin textures. We will start with the first one which is “blemish free” or another
word that you can use in English is “flawless”. Well this type of skin is used for the people
who have the perfect skin. So a woman or a man who does not have any dark patches or
dark spots on their face it means that they have a nice blemish free skin. So it looks
nice, it shines, so definitely it is flawless skin. So this is one of the positive words
like blemish free or flawless that you can use to appreciate someone who has that perfect
skin. Moving on to the second type of skin is “glowing” skin. So what glows? Well
the Sun glows, bright light glows… so when you talk about someone’s skin, does that really
glow? Well yes glowing skin, well every woman who dreams to have that I really want to have
some glowing skin to look beautiful, well it means that you expect your skin to be radiant
and well-hydrated. So someone who has that radiant look and hydrated skin, well the correct
word to use in English is glowing skin, okay? Moving on to the next skin type which is,
“silky”. Well silk, which is really smooth, right? So we use the word silky skin or another
word which is, “velvet”. Velvet is also very smooth and soft. So someone who has that
silky or smooth and soft skin, great words or great positive words that you can use for
such type of skin is silky or velvet. Well like my neighbour, like if you touch her,
her skin is just like a baby, so soft, like she’s just so pretty, she has the beautiful
soft and smooth skin, so I would say that she has silky or velvet skin. Moving on to
the next type of skin witch is “photo damaged”. So someone clicks a bad picture of you and
you say, “Oops! It’s photo damaged.” Well that’s incorrect. When you talk about photo
damaged skin what it really means is that when you are exposed to harmful UV rays like
the ultraviolet rays well it tends to damage your skin, okay? You would if you are exposed
to the Sun for very long hours and a few spot like dark marks on your face or red marks
on your face it means that you have damaged your skin, the harmful UV rays have damaged
your skin. So now your skin is photo damaged, okay? So last weekend when I went out with
my friends and it was so hot and I was exposed to the bad rays the bad UV rays and hence
I photo damaged my skin, okay? So photo damaged is when your skin is damaged, when you spot
dark marks on your face or on your hands, that’s photo damaged for you. Okay, so exposed
to UV rays tends to damage your skin. Moving to the next type of skin that I have for you
is, “youthful skin”. Now youthful skin you can’t really use the skin type for young
people because if you’re young you definitely have the youthful skin, right? You can use
the other words but not youthful. Well youthful skin is typically used for older people. So
someone who is in their 40s, but still they don’t look like they’re in their 40s, because
they look so young, they have this youthful skin, just like someone who would be in their
20s, okay? So that’s more like a compliment for older people. So next time you meet someone
who is in their 40s or 50s and you see that they have such great skin, like you can’t
spot any wrinkles on their face, there are no black marks on their face and you’re like
“Wow! Look at you, you have such youthful skin.” Okay? So that person will be really
happy, you would definitely make their day. So youthful skin is skin type that is just
like young people so you can use this for older people, okay?
Moving on to the next type of skin which is, “acne prone”. Yeah, every woman dreads
having acne prone skin. Well acne prone skin is when you are constantly prone to breakouts,
like you wake up in the morning you look at yourself in the mirror and guess what you
spot this awful red big pimple and you’re like ah I hate this. So if you are prone to
regular breakouts on your face it means that you have acne prone skin, okay? Alright? Moving
on to the next type of skin that I have for you which is “porcelain skin”. Now this
is definitely what every woman dreams, “I would love to have porcelain skin.” So porcelain
skin actually means the perfect skin, pretty much like blemish free and flawless, okay?
Porcelain, regardless the colour of your skin, if you have no wrinkles, no dark spots, no
acne and you look beautiful, like your skin is just so soft and smooth… well that’s
porcelain skin for you. So someone who has that perfect skin regardless of the colour
of the skin, it means you have porcelain skin, okay? And then the last type of skin that
I have for you is, “mature skin”. Well mature skin it means aging skin. So like when
you grow old you tend to have wrinkles, you tend to have crow’s feet on your face, right?
Your skin gets really wrinkled-up, so you would not really say that I look old or my
skin is aging… well a better word to use is mature, like I have mature skin, so I stay
away from the makeup, okay? So that’s how you can use this in English. So these are
the different types of skins or skin textures, so next time you’re appreciating or talking
about your skin to someone, you know what exact words you should end up using, so start
using them because they’re really simple and I’ll be back with a new lesson soon till then
you take care.