What Is My Skin Type?
Our skin is our body’s largest organ, as complex and as intelligent as our heart, kidney, liver, and any other vital organs. It is in constant change as it adapts to the environment, climate, or any circumstances, so it is completely normal if our skin can change as seasons do.
For example, when you start using a cleanser for oily skin, even if they are recommended for excessive oiliness, the skin may send a signal to your skin that it needs to produce more oil in order to keep the moisture. Conversely, applying moisturizers that are too rich (thick or heavy) can result in decreased natural oil production, resulting in even drier skin.
Taking the time to learn and understand your skin’s specific needs will help you to choose the right products that will balance your skin and resulting in a healthier and more radiant complexion.
The four main and most common skin types are Oily, Normal, Combination, and Dry.
How to determine your skin type at home based on your natural skin's characteristics?
Follow these 4 steps:
Take your time to wash your face and remove makeup and wash off the day's oil and dirt.
Wait for two hours, without applying any product.
What do you see? How does it feel?
Take a look at all skin types and identify which one is your type.
Any signs of flaking or oiliness.
Skin feels smooth
Sebum production & moisture content are well balanced
Doesn’t react negatively to new products or weather changes
Oh... You must feel super lucky that your skin doesn't have as many concerns as other skin types! For normal skin, focus on maintaining balance. You can do this by sticking with the help of lightweight formulas, nothing too thick or heavy, balance is key!
Skin looks shiny or moist
May feel slick to the touch
New Breakouts are constantly appearing
Gets blackheads easily
Blemishes or Acne
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 80%of people between the ages of 11 and 30 have skin outbreaks disorder at some point.
Many see their acne go away by the time they reach their 30s but for some others, acne persists into their 40s and 50s.
Target this concern with deep cleansing using Salicylic Acid. Stick to products with gel and liquid formulas. Avoid heavy emollient textures or you can make the problem worst.
Sensitive, especially on the cheeks and around the eyes
Skin feels tight, especially after cleansing
Nourish your skin with lotions and creams.
Early ageing signs, especially fine lines around the eyes
Your best friend is a moisturizer! Focus on keeping your skin hydrated with heavy emollients. Stick to products with gel and liquid formulas. Avoid heavy emollient textures or you can make the problem worst.
All the above together!
Dry in the Cheeks
Medium-sized pores in T-Zone
May have blemishes in T-zone
Blackheads in T-zone
Care of oily areas with oil-free products, wash your face with gel or foam cleansers and moisturize with gels and liquids. Soothe dry areas with light lotions and serums if necessary.
Keep in Mind:
Levels of each skin type may vary because all skins are unique! You could be on the drier side of dry or the normal side of oily.
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