We all love to take care of our skin. The beauty market product industry will reach $265 billion in 2017. With so many products in the market, how do you know which products are good for you? In my opinion, in order to take care of your skin, you have to understand your skin type first. Knowing your skin type, you will make a better selection of which skin care products are right for you. You don’t have to visit a Dermatologist or spend money on a skin test to figure out what type of skin you have. I hope this post will make it easier for you to know your own skin and therefor make a better choice with purchasing skin care products.
Normal skin type is neither oily or dry. With normal skin type, there is very few discoloration on the skin surface or variances in tone/pigment. You are usually bless with blemishes free. The pores are barely visible or mostly invisible. The skin appear very smooth and clear.
2. Oily skin
Oily skin appears to be very shiny. The pores are enlarged and visible. This skin type is prone to acne and black heads.
3. Dry skin
The characteristic of dry skin is flaky, dry, or red patches on the surface. It appears tight with small pores. Most of the time, dry skin looks dull and lackluster. People with dry skin tend to develop lines and wrinkles earlier than others that have oily skin.
4. Sensitive skin
Sensitive skin is skin with a lot of blotchy patches, redness spots, usually prone to rashes and irritation. It may feel burning or itching.
5. Combination skin
Combination skin are very popular among women. It is the combination of oily skin and dry skin. You are probably familiar with the word “T-zone” (areas around the chin, nose, and forehead). The T-zone are usually very oily while the rest of the skin facial surface such as eyes, hair lines, jaw lines are dry. The skin are prone to black heads and large pores.
How to determine your skin type:
- Wash your face and gently pat dry.
- Leave the face alone for at least 1 hr without any products or make up.
- Using oil blotting paper, dab on one area of the face at the time.
- Examine the paper to see which are leave oily residue (remember the area around the nose and forehead are naturally a little oily).