Makeup & Skincare

How To Know Your Skin Type

March 28, 2019

Taking care of your skin is like art. You need to know the basic trick, i.e., “know your skin type.” Knowing your skin type can help you understand how to take care of your skin, which products to use, which ones to avoid, how to solve some basic skin issues and many other things.

Before we get into how to identify skin type, let’s take a look at the different types of skins. There are five types of skins:

– Normal

– Dry/dehydrated

– Oily

– Combination

– Sensitive

Many factors (like, stress, usage of wrong products, pollution etc) influence and change your skin type.

Here are some methods that will help you understand “What kind of skin do you have?”

Method 1: Blotting Paper

 

Method 1: Blotting Paper_Know Your Skin Type

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This method is considered to be the easiest way to find out what skin type you have, that can be examined on all skin types.

What you need:

– Blotting Paper

– Mirror

What to do:

– Wash your face a night before and do not apply any skincare products.

– Next morning, take the blotting paper and press it on your face especially – the T-zone, forehead, under eye, cheeks and jaw areas. Look at the mirror and use this method.

– Check the oil on the blotting paper.

Result:

– If the blotting paper has an excessive amount of oil, it means you have oily skin.

– If the blotting paper has excessive oil, but other areas feel tight and don’t have oil, it means you have combination skin.

– If the blotting paper has more or less, the average amount of oil in all areas, it means you have normal skin.

– If the blotting paper has little or no oil, it means you have dry/sensitive skin.

Method 2: Visual Examination

Method 2: Visual Examination_Know Your Skin Type

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This method requires you to visually examine your skin and tell “What kind of skin do you have?”

What you need:

– Mirror

What to do:

– Follow your daily routine. For an accurate result, you need to refrain yourself from washing your face, wiping it, blotting it or even applying any skin products. If you cheat you will lose!

– Look at the mirror and try to guess your skin type.

Result:

– If your entire face is shinier than morning, it means you have oily skin.

– If the T-zone looks shiny and the rest of the face is like morning, it means you have combination skin.

– If your skin looks the same as a morning, it means you have normal skin.

– If you see dry patches, little peeling or redness, it means you have dry/sensitive skin.

Method 3: Touch Test

Method 3: Touch Test_Know Your Skin Type

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This method involves you to touch your skin and understand the skin type.

What you need:

– Mirror

What to do:

– Wash your face a night before and do not apply any skincare products.

– Next morning, press your fingers on your face especially – the T-zone, forehead, under eye, cheeks and jaw areas. Look at the mirror and do it.

Result:

– If your T-zone and other parts of your face feel moist, it means you have oily skin.

– If your T-zone, nose, and chin feel moist, roughness and dryness, it means you have combination skin.

– If your entire face feels supple and moisturised, it means you have normal skin.

– If you feel rough patches or your skin stings at minimal exposure outside, it means you have sensitive/dry skin.

Method 4: See a Dermatologist

Method 4: See a Dermatologist_Know Your Skin Type

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If you still can’t understand your skin type, the best way to know it would be by visiting a dermatologist. You can ask for suggestions on how to take care of your skin. You can even seek advice on the skin care routine you should follow according to your skin type.

Like change is the only constant, your skin too changes with age, diet and due hormonal factors. All you need to do is be careful of the products you use on your face. Timely check your skin type and update your skincare and makeup products.

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