How to Figure Out Your Skin Type
There are several different skin types. They include oily, dry, normal, combination and sensitive skin. Understanding your skin type is the first step in caring for it. But how do you know your skin type? All it takes is simple observation. Simply observe how your skin behaves after cleansing.
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser then gently pat it dry.
After about 20 – 25 minutes if your skin appears shiny throughout, you more than likely have oily skin; if it feels tight and flaky, you likely have dry skin; if the shine is only in your T-Zone, you probably have combination skin; and if your skin feels hydrated and comfortable, but not oily, you likely have normal skin.
Understanding the skin types:
- Dry skin is usually dull and may become rough, flaky or even scaly. It can feel tight with little to no elasticity
- Normal skin is well balanced; it will feel neither oily nor dry. The skin's texture is smooth, and it is less likely to be prone to sensitivity or blemishes.
- Combination skin includes a mixture of oily and dry spots. Generally, the T-Zone commonly being oily, and the cheeks will either dry or normal.
- Sensitive skin is often referred to as a skin type. However, you can have oily and sensitive skin, dry and sensitive skin or normal and sensitive skin. Regardless of which type of skin you have, if you have sensitive skin, it may be red, feel like it's burning, itching or dry. These symptoms may be related to having skin that is more vulnerable to external irritants.
Understanding how your skin reacts is the first step to having flawless skin.