What is my skin type and how can I identify my skin type?

Best way to take care of your skin is to know your skin type first!

Before purchasing any skin product whether it is day cream, night cream, foundation, primers, sunscreen or moisturizer. It is very important for all of us to know the skin type. So, that we can take care of our skin to get the healthy and flawless skin.

Knowing your skin type can actually help you in selecting the right product and skin care regimen to look your best.

Now, the steps that you need to follow to determine the skin type are mentioned below:

Step 1: Wash your face really well with a gentle face wash before going to bed. Don’t apply any kind of skin care product like moisturizer, night cream or anything else.

Step 2: Wake up in the morning and the first thing that you do take a tissue paper or just simply touch your face on the T-zone area which is your forehead, nose, and chin.Image result for t zone area

 Then see the C zone area which is the outer zone of your faces like cheek and jawline area.

Now, to analysis Your skin type, you need to understand the skin types first that I have mentioned below then only you can identify your skin type.

DRY SKIN

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  • Does not produce enough oil.
  • The follicles are usually small and the sebum (oil) is minimal.
  • Dry skin can be oil dry or moisture dry.
  • It is normally thin and looks dull.
  • Moisture dry skin is known as dehydrated skin.
  •  A dehydrated skin is prone to fine lines and wrinkles.
  •  Dehydration of the skin may be a temporary condition varying from season to
    season and from various factors in the environment.
  •  Using too heavy a cream or oil on dry skin may inhibit its production of naturaloils by the sebaceous glands.

 

OILY SKIN

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  • Over production of sebum/oil.
  •  Feels thicker than dry or normal skin.
  • Has enlarged pores.
  • Appears shiny compared to dry or normal skin.
  • More prone to pimples and blemishes, due to excessive oil.
  • Less prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Proper exfoliation and a water based hydrator will help keep oily skin clean anbalanced.
  • Over cleansing can make matters worse by stripping the skin off its natural oils
    and irritating it.
  •  If skin is over dried, it is not balanced, and the body’s protection mechanism
    tries to produce additional oil to compensate for the dryness on the surface.

NORMAL SKIN

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  •  Has a good oil / water balance.
  •  Can fluctuate and sometimes will be a little dry or a little oily.
  •  The follicles are normal sized and the skin is usually free of blemishes.
  •  Maintenance and proper care is the goal for this type of skin.
    COMBINATION SKIN
  •  Can be both oily and dry at the same time.
  •  The T- Zone through the middle of the face on the forehead,
    nose, and chin is oilier.
  • This area has more oil glands and larger pores.
  • The outer areas of the face can be dry and even appear flaky.
  • Needs to be balanced and requires more care than normal skin.
  •  Water based products work better.

COMBINATION SKIN

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  • Can be both oily and dry at the same time.
  •  The T- Zone through the middle of the face on the forehead,
    nose, and chin is oilier.
  •  This area has more oil glands and larger pores.
  •  The outer areas of the face can be dry and even appear flaky
  •  Needs to be balanced and requires more care than normal skin.
  •  Water-based products work better.

 

SENSITIVE

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  • If you skin is tightly stretched, fresh, well rested while touching it nice and smooth than you have either a normal skin or just about the dry skin.
  • Or if it feel little red irritated and even flaky at c zone area than you have dry skin and extremely dry skin and in that case you can also have sensitive skin after when you splash water on your face it irritates a little bit and you need your cream.

 

 

 

Now so that you know your skin type it is essential to pick up the products according to your skin type.

 

The skin type also change depending upon your health, age, season, temperature, pollution and many other factors. So,that’s why you don’t have to get stick to a particular product cause you know your skin type it keeps changing and you need to know why it’s changing.

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