Most women don’t know their skin types, but that’s the first and the most important step to effective skincare. Today am going to tell you how you can easily figure out your skin type at home.
So I am going to start with basics and that is determining your skin type.
- Wash your face with a soap-free cleanser.
- Do not sit in a room with an air conditioner or heater.
- After an hour, take a tissue and pat your face with that tissue paper.
Now every face has two zones T-zone (central part of the face includes forehead, nose & chin) and c-zone (side of the eyes starting from eyebrows towards the cheeks).
Check After One Hour
- Normal Skin – If the tissue paper does not stick to your skin and there are no traces of oil on the tissue paper.
- Oily Skin – If both the t-zone and c-zone of your face produce oil and traces of oil are seen on the tissue paper, then you have oily skin.
- Dry Skin – If your skin still feels stretchy after doing the test of tissue paper, then you have dry skin.
- Combination Skin – If you have oil on the t-zone of your skin but your c-zone is normal, then you have combination skin.
- Sensitive Skin – If your skin feels red and itchy after washing your face even after an hour, then you have sensitive skin.
Understanding your skin type is crucial to selecting right products for your skincare and looking your best. Let’s find some more detailed features for skin types. While everyone’s skin is different, most people’s skin falls into these categories.
- Well balanced oil and moisture
- No severe sensitivity
- A radiant and healthy glow
- No visible patches or flaky areas
- Produces more oil to t-zone and c-zone
- The skin has a shiny appearance
- Pores are enlarged
- Prone to bleak heads and acne
- Less visible wrinkles
- Make-up doesn’t stay longer
- Feels tight in the morning
- Sensitive and red
- Rough and flakey patches in few areas
- Dull appearance (especially on the cheeks and around the eyes)
- Visible fine lines and wrinkles
- Combination of oily and dry
- Oily t-zone but dry around the eyes & cheeks
- Enlarged pores (especially on the nose)
- Prone to rashes and bumps
- Visible skin changes like redness & peeling
- Skin feels itchy sometimes
- Reacts negatively to many products, often breaking out or becomes dry
- Sensitive to UV rays
- Dry patches on some areas
- Minimal makeup is good for sensitive skin
You should perform this test several times in a year, as your skin type does not remain permanent throughout the year and it keeps changing.
So, I hope you will be able to identify your skin type now will choose the right product according to your skin. Make your skin radiant and glowing.
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