Jun 15 , 2023
Discovering your own skin type is like finding a missing puzzle to complete your daily skincare routine, or in another way, to make your skincare routine effective. In many cases when people suffered from product allergy, it is mainly because they do not understand their own skin type and blindly follow the online trend to buy whatever products online people claiming it good. Once you fully understand your skin type, you will be able to determine which ingredients fit you the best, why you could experience different skin concerns like acne, clogged pores and many more.
There are mainly 5 skin types: normal, sensitive, oily, dry and combination skin. Continue reading the methods below to find out what is your skin type!
1. Observe your daily skin
Normal skin: Normal skin is the skins that everyone desires. Normal skin is usually vert even and balanced, neither too dry nor too oily.
Combination skin: Combination skin has 2 or more different texture on the face. If your T-zone (including forehead, nose and chin) is oily but the rest are dry, this can be a sign of combination skin.
Oily skin: Oily skin is easily detectable. You will feel greasy and shiny all over your face. If oil blotting sheets are your best friend, you will most probably have the oily skin.
Dry skin: Unlike oily skin, you will feel tight and dry all over your face. Usually, you will notice your skin texture to be flaky and crack.
Sensitive skin: Sensitive skins can feel itchy, patchy, sting and dry sometimes.
2. Observe how you feel after cleansing
Normal skin: Overall, people with normal skin will feel clean and clear after cleansing. Some normal skins might need some moisturizer, but the skin won’t feel too sensitive or dry.
Combination skin: For combination skin, you will feel clean, oil-free and refreshed after cleansing around T-zone. For the other area like cheeks, you may feel dry and tight.
Oily skin: Oily skin will feel refreshing, clean and oil-free right after cleansing. However, shortly after cleansing, you will feel oily and greasy again.
Dry skin: Cleansing will dry out the skin even more so you will sense that your face is feeling taut and dehydrated after you cleansed it.
Sensitive skin: Although cleansing will make sensitive skin feels clean and clear, the cleansers may trigger redness, itching and irritation to occur. If you are facing this issue with most of the cleanser products, it is an important sign of sensitive skin.
Now you already have the basic ability to identify your skin type. So, which skin types best describe your skin? We hope you can find your most suitable skin care products after this!