Tips & Tricks – How to determine your skin type.
You should take really good care of your skin and keep your skin well moisturized to keep it youthful and glowing! And to take good care of your skin you need to understand your skin type. Afterall, how can you fix a problem if you don’t know what it is?
It is aways a good idea to determine your skin type so that you can follow the most flattering skin care routine according to it. It also helps you choose your skin care products better.
There are a few ways to determine your skin type but the best way is ofcourse to go to an expert.
Meet a dermatologist
They are specialist who ideally know what skin type his/her patient has and therefore gives the most necessary advice. Besides asking about your skin type you can also ask for some help when it comes to your skincare routine. Those with acne, sensitive, combination or problematic skin types must be more careful in the choice of the skincare tips and it is advisable to consult a dermatologist for the best advise.
Figure out which kind of skin you have doing an easy test:
- At night wash your face with a gentle cleanser ( any water based cleanser will be good and even any cleanser with aloe vera shall be fine ) and pat your skin dry.
Tip – An easy way to know if your cleanser is gentle or not is whether it is non-foaming. Soaps that lather easily tend to be harsher in stripping your skin of oils, whereas those that don’t lather wash away dirt and toxic elements but leave behind good oils
- DO NOT apply any moisterizer, serum or oil.
- Wake up in the morning and touch your face. You can also press a tissue over your face and visually see where you’re oily and where you’re not.
If your skin is oily, particularly around the T-zone, then you most likely have oily skin.
If your skin feels normal (not too oily, not too dry), you likely have a normal skin type.
If your skin feels dry, or is flaky anywhere, then we’d consider you to have a dry skin type.
Tip – If there is an extreme difference from the t-zone to the other areas of your face, you may even benefit from using two different products, each on the different areas of your face.