What Is My Skin Type?


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Every Person’s Skin Is Unique

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?

Woman Washing Her Face
Wash Your face With The Right Cleanser For Your Skin Type

Follow these 4 steps:

  1. Take your time to wash your face and remove makeup and wash off the day's oil and dirt.

  2. Wait for two hours, without applying any product.

  3. What do you see? How does it feel?

  4. Take a look at all skin types and identify which one is your type.


Normal Skin

  • Any signs of flaking or oiliness.

  • Skin feels smooth

  • Feels normal

  • Fine pores

  • Healthy glow

  • 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!


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Happy Girl With Perfect Skin
Strive for balance, not perfection!

Oily Skin

  • Skin looks shiny or moist

  • May feel slick to the touch

  • New Breakouts are constantly appearing

  • Enlarged pores

  • 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.

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Sensitive Skin

  • 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

  • Thin skin

  • Lack elasticity

  • Small pores

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.

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woman with dry skin
Sometimes the hardest thing to wear is our own skin

Combination Skin

All the above together!

  • Dry in the Cheeks

  • Oily T-Zone

  • 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.

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Mixed Skin Map
Oily Skin Is More Common Than You Can Imagine

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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Keep Reading:

https://www.elle.com/beauty/a30507111/skin-texture-guide/

https://www.en.eucerin.ca/about-skin/basic-skin-knowledge/skin-types

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vic-EMOivpA