Determine Your Skin Type in 3 Easy Steps
There are 4 different skin types:
- Oily skin
- Dry skin
- Normal skin
- Combination skin
Lets's take a bit closer look at each of them.
This skin type refers to a skin that has excess oil. Oily skin tends to look shiny and can feel greasy. This type of skin is especially prone to breakouts and acne. People with oily skin should avoid products that can clog pores and use products that help to balance the excess oil.
This type of skin tends to have a dehydrated look - it can look patchy, rough and flaky. Those with dry skin should look for products with moisturizing and nourishing effects and try to avoid products that contain alcohol and chemicals.
Normal skin type usually is not prone to any breakouts or blemishes. People with this type of skin are lucky because this skin type requires less effort and their skincare routine will be much simpler and require less products.
This type of skin is a combination of different skin types, for example, a person with this type of skin can have an oily T zone (forehead, nose and chin) and have dry skin on the cheeks. A skincare for this type of skin can be challenging since there are defferent types of skin involved. The easiest way to care for this skin type is using products that are meant for all skin types.
Now let's do a quick test to find out Your skine type!
1. Look at Your pore size
Take a closer look at Your pore size in the mirror!
- If Your pores appear to be visible but not particularly large You most likely have normal skin.
- If Your pores appear large You most likely have oily skin, You can determine this by stepping back from the mirror, if You have taken a few steps back and Your pores are still visible you most likely have large pores.
- If it appears that Your pores are bigger in some places and smaller in other You most likely have combination skin.
- If You feel like Your pores are not visible at all You most likely have dry skin.
2. Dab Your skin with a blotting paper or a tissue
Wait an hour or more after washing face, then dab Your T zone (Your forehead, nose and chin) with a blotting paper or a tissue. If there is some oiliness and residue visible You most likely have oily or combination skin. If there is no oiliness at all You most likely have normal or dry skin.
3. Feel Your skin
How does Your skin feel after cleaning it? Does it feel tight or clean? If Your skin feels tight You most likely have dry skin but if Your skin feels clean you most likely have oily skin. If Your skin feels tight in some places and clean in others You most likely have combination skin. If Your face doesn't feel particularly tight nor clean You most likely have normal skin.