What is your Skin Type?

If you have tuned in so far to our skincare articles, you already know that perfecting your routine requires that you are completely aware of your skin type and your skin concerns. However, not everyone knows the answer to this question or the meaning to all of the terms used in the Skincare world. Let’s get better clarity about your unique skin and help you master your routine even further!

What is a Skin Type? 

Skin Type is the hydration level of your face. Hydration and moisture are necessary in having good skin, however, our natural moisture levels differ quite frequently. Because of this, it is important to learn about the type of skin you have and whether it requires more or less moisture. 

How do I find my Skin Type? 

First you should cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser. Try to use as few and simple ingredients as possible. The next step is to let your face air dry for an hour. Make sure to rest and not do any physical exercises in order to avoid sweating and production of oils. The third step would be for you to go to a mirror and closely examine your skin. As a result of this examination, your skin will fall into one of the skin type categories below:  

Oily Skin Type: 

If you look in the mirror and notice that your forehead, nose, chin or any other area of the face has a shine to it, this means that you have an Oily Skin Type. Oily Skin Types are also associated with bigger sized pores. 

Dry Skin Type: 

If after this hour, you notice that your face feels very tight and stripped as if it is stripped of all moisture, then you have a Dry Skin Type. If you look in the mirror and notice some flakiness or tiny lines in your skin, this also indicates that you have Dry Skin. Dry Skin Types usually have  smaller sized pores. 

Combination Skin Type: 

As the name suggests, the Combination Skin Type is when an individual has patches of both Dry and Oily skin areas in their face. Typically in the Combination Skin Type, an individual experiences oiliness in their T-zone i.e. forehead, nose, and chin and they experience dryness on their cheeks. 

Normal Skin Type: 

If after this hour, you look into the mirror and do not notice any particular areas of excessive oil or excessive dryness this means that you have a Normal Skin Type. This is the Skin Type that is the easiest to detect and treat. 

Takeaway

It is important to note that both Oily Skin, Dry Skin, and Combination Skin can result in dehydrated skin. Because of this, you should not be afraid to moisturize your Oily Skin as producing excess oil is the skin’s response to feeling dehydrated. Whatever your skin type may be, always make sure to use moisturizer.  

Now you have better clarity on understanding your Skin Type. You are now ready to start the journey to perfecting skincare routine and develop an amazing self-care routine along the way!

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