Did you try a new skincare routine and see acne or feel your skin dry up again? It happens to the best of us when we do not know our skin type. This can lead to the wrong use of products and make your skin worse than when you started it. The best way to combat this is by knowing your skin type and using the right products for you.
The question is what is your skin type? How do you figure out what it is?
How do you determine it?
There are two easy methods you can try at your home to have an idea. Let us understand how they work.
The Bare-Faced Method
The simplest way to understand your skin type is to wash your face with a gentle cleanser and leave it as it is for 30 to 40 minutes. Do not apply any moisturiser toner or creams to your face. Then after 40 to 40 minutes evaluate your skin does your skin look dry wear when you make facial expressions? Your face has lines on it. Or does your skin have a light shine on your forehead or around your nose? If your skin is dry that means you definitely have dry skin which means you should apply moisturisers to keep your skin healthy. If you have a bit of a shine around your nose and forehead then that means that you have a combination type of skin this means that you have both oily and dry skin in certain parts of your face.
This is a simple and easy way to understand your skin-type without any complications however if you don’t understand your skin type even after doing the barefaced method then we have another way for you to check out your skin type.
The Blotting Sheet Method
Another simple and effective way to understand your skin type does use a blotting paper. Use the bloating people and tap around your skin in different places. Stop it around your T-zone, which is your forehead and your nose. And then hold the blotting paper up to the light to see if you have any oil on your face or not. If the blotting paper has a lot of oil on it then it is likely that you have oily skin. If the blotting paper collected little to no oil then it is likely that you have dry skin. Check if the blotting paper only picked up oil around your T-zone then you probably have a combination skin.
5 Types of skin type
Commonly there are five types of different skin types that you should know about.
Normal skin type means the normal level of sebum production which means that your skin is not too oily and or it is not too dry. Shows a healthy production of sebum and reflects good blood circulation.
Another common type of skin type is oily skin. Here, your skin overproduces sebum which causes a shiny and oil-like layer on your skin. This kind of skin is more likely to have acne and has a glossy or greasy look.
If your skin feels tight and flaky you likely have dry skin this means that you must apply moisturisers and use gentle cleansers on your skin. Dry skin is a common type of skin-type in India. You can find specific products to help you with your dry skin. Use gentler products which do not strip sebum from your skin.
Combination is one of the most common skin types in India. A simple way to understand if you have combination skin is to see if you have dry or and oily skin in different parts of your face. The most common areas for it to be oily is it on the T-zone, which covers your forehead the middle of your eyebrows and your nose.
If your skin immediately or quickly reacts to new products or to the environment around you, then you might have sensitive skin. This means you have to be more cautious about the products that you use and what you apply to the skin as your skin is sensitive to different ingredients. We would recommend you to use products that are made for sensitive skin or high-quality brands only.
In conclusion, whatever your skin type is you are beautiful. With the proper care and the right products, you will be able to enjoy healthy nourished skin. Overall understand which products work for you and do not and do not skip on sunscreen.
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