How to determine your skin type

How to determine your skin type

How to determine your skin type ?

Knowing your skin type is the most important step when it comes to starting a proper skincare regimen or even buying suitable makeup products. Not knowing your skin type leads to more skin problems, and waste of products and money. It’s like glambing, you just take a chance, if something works, it works, if it doesn’t it’s a waste. In this blog post I’m sharing How to determine your skin type at home.

How to determine your skin type

Step # 1

Wash your face like you normally do, and go to sleep.

How to determine your skin type

How to determine your skin type

Step # 2

It’s the easiest to determine your skin type in the morning when you wake up. Because your face muscles get relaxed and the oil production is not affected by any activities that you might be doing, or sweat. It makes the whole process wayyy less confusing. Take a blotting paper.

How to determine your skin type

How to determine your skin type

Step # 3

Now you can easily determine your skin type. You can use a regular tissue paper as well, but with blotting paper you can exactly see where and how much the oil production. Dab it on your forehead, nose and Chin and see if excessive oil comes of or not.

How to determine your skin type

 

Skin types:

Generally most people fall in 4 skin types. Normal, Oily, Dry and Combination. Of course then there’re people with sensitive skin.

How to determine your skin type

Normal Skin Type:

If there’s just a little bit of oil-residue on the skin and it feels comfortable all over, nothing feels stretchy or flaky, it’s safe to say you have normal skin. A little bit of oil production through the night is very normal, and healthy. That’s the skin type that you usually have before puberty, and when puberty hits it changes. For some people it stays pretty much the same even after puberty, but that’s rare.

How to determine your skin type

Combination Skin Type:

There’s this misconception that combination skin is the best, but the truth is it’s the trickiest, and hardest to look after. It’s like getting mix signals all the time. Too needy(lol). Now, your skin can be a combination of oily-dry or oily-normal. And to determine that you watch closely in the mirror. If the pores around your nose and cheeks have been enlarged through the night. It feels overly oily in the T-zone, that you just want to wash your face, because it feels & looks shinny. And on the rest of the face it’s normal or dry. You definitely have Combination skin. If it feels stretchy and uncomfortable, or a little fit flaky around rest of the face you have combination – dry skin. If it feels very normal with a little oil residue, you have combination-normal skin.

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Dry Skin Type:

If your skin feels stretchy, there’s not much of an oil residue, if any at all. It feels uncomfortable, and you feel like you just need to put on some moisturizer, because it feels so tightened. It’s dry skin.

How to determine your skin type

Oily Skin:

If you’re shinny all over the face. And the oil production is excessive all over your face, that it almost feels sticky. It’s obvious which skin type you are.ย 

How to determine your skin type

How to determine your skin type

Sensitive Skin Type:

If your skin doesn’t do well with products with heavy fragrance, it reacts to a lot of ingredients, there’re not many products that work for you without irritating your skin, or it just feels red-ish and uncomfortable, the weather and everything affects the way your skin looks and feels, you definitely have sensitive skin.

How to determine your skin type

This is How to determine your skin type, and if you still find it confusing, the best way is always to head over to the dermatologist to find out the skin type you have. And just because you have a certain skin type now doesn’t mean it’ll stay the same forever. There’re a lot of things that affect your skin type, and it does change with time. Weather, hormones, the food you eat, age, and many other factors influence your skin type. Your skin can be dehydrated and malnourished so don’t let those factors confuse you. If you have a little bit of flakiness on your forehead, it indicates dehydration not dryness.

I hope you find this post helpful.

Good Luck!

Love

Zunaira Sulman.

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