Understanding your skin type is very important and the first step towards taking care of your skin. Without understanding your skin type, you can’t take proper care of your skin. Every skin type needs special care, but every product is not for all skin types.
Everyone’s skin is unique, yet there are five primary skin types as Oily, Normal, Combination, Dry, and Sensitive. When you know about your skin type, it helps you to find the right treatments to achieve your skincare goals. If you are not sure, what’s your skin type, we will help you to determine your skin type.
Guide To Determine Skin Types
- Oily Skin: Oily skin means, the skin produces excess oil, most commonly throughout the t-zone of the face (forehead, nose, and chin). Oily skin looks shiny and feels sticky, and it is often prone to blemishes and breakouts.
- Normal skin: Normal skin refers to skin that is well-balanced – not too dry or too oily. The person who has normal skin is not typically prone to breakouts or flakiness and tends to have a balanced t-zone.
- Combination skin: A combination skin is the blend of both oily and dry skin. Skin looks shiny on the forehead, nose, and chin, while looks dry or normal on the cheeks.
- Dry Skin: Dry skin is usually rough, flaky, scaly, itchy, or irritated. It appears dehydrated and dull.
- Sensitive Skin: Sensitive skin varies from person to person, but it is identified by visible redness and dryness. Sensitive skin may not always show visible signs but it feels discomfort.
According to the above information try to identify your skin type, if you can’t, Here are two easy hacks to try to identify your skin type at home.
- The Bare-Face Method
An easy way to determine your skin type is to study your bare skin carefully. Wash your face with a mild foam cleanser. Then, gently pat dry with a soft towel and don’t apply any skincare products. After 30-35 minutes, observe your skin, how does it look like? Does it appear shiny on the t-zone area, you might have oily skin. Or, does your skin feels tight and has flaky areas, your skin may dry. If you see an unbalanced blend of oiliness and dryness, you possibly have combination skin.
- The Blotting Sheet Method
Another way to determine your skin type simply at home is to press a clean blotting sheet on various areas of your face. Then, hold the sheet up to a light to see how much oil was absorbed. Your skin type will generally be dependent on how much oil is visible, meaning the more oil on the paper, the more likely you have oily skin. If there is no visibility of oiliness on paper, you most likely have dry skin. If the blotting paper sheet reveals minimal oil from your forehead and nose, your skin may be normal or in combination.
So, these are some methods that will help you to identify your skin type at home.
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