All skins cannot benefit from one cleanser, moisturizer, or serum. Everyone has a different skin type which is why understanding it is the first step to skincare. By knowing your skin type you can easily find the right products that work for you and combat any sort of skin issues without causing further problems.
You must be wondering that this would require going to skin specialists or dermatologists which can be expensive? The answer is no! You can easily determine your skin type at home, here is how:
You first need to cleanse your face thoroughly with a mild cleanser and then use a clean towel to gently pat it dry.
Leave skin bare for 30 minutes and then examine your cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead for any shine.
Evaluate whether your skin feels tight by making a smiley face or any other facial expressions.
For Normal Skin:
Your skin doesn’t feel too oily or too dry. Isn’t prone to breakouts, no severe sensitivity, and barely visible pores
For Oily Skin:
Skin produces excess oil and looks greasy. Visible large pores and are prone to acne and breakouts
For Dry Skin:
Skin feels tight, looks dull, more visible lines and it is flaky to touch.
For Combination Skin:
The T-zone is oily but the rest of the face is either dry or normal.
After evaluating your skin type you can buy products to combat any skin issues you want to say goodbye to. Also, it is really necessary to follow these tips, no matter your skin type, for healthy-looking skin:
- Use sunscreen all the time. Even if you are home apply a thin layer of sunscreen. Use hats and sunglasses when going out to avoid direct sunlight.
- Stay hydrated. Drink 8-12 glasses of water daily.
- Wash your skin thoroughly with a gentle cleanser. Make sure that you are not wearing makeup to bed.