How to find out your skin type easily and accurately

July 5, 2020rumaisah

I can’t count the number of times my friends would ask me “what’s your skin type ?” And then I will be like “oh I have a combination skin” then they will be all shocked and be like “how did you know? What’s my skin type then?” guys, it’s not rocket science. Determining your skin type is as easy as spending your money on things you don’t need. That pretty easy, right?

In today’s post, I will be telling you the easiest way you can follow to figure out what your skin type is. Without any further small talks, let’s jump right into it.

how to find your skin type

How to figure out your skin type.

First what you will do is wash your face with a mild cleanser. Allow your face to dry and don’t apply anything to it. Carry on with whatever you’re doing but don’t go out so that you don’t damage your skin. After a few hours later, take a mirror and observe your skin well. You should get one of the following.

If your skin feels tight and is flaky, your skin is dry.

If there is noticeable shine on your nose and forehead but the other areas feel normal or somehow dry, your skin is a combination. This is the worst skin type ever.

If there is shine on your cheeks in addition to your forehead and nose, you most likely have oily skin.

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If your skin feels normal, not tight or oily, then you have normal skin. Congratulations because you’re among the few chosen ones.

An alternative method

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Sometimes this method might not work in very humid places. Another way to figure out what your skin type is by looking at your pores. Get a magnifying mirror, you know those mirror that shows you every single flaw you have, and examine your pores.

The bigger the pores are, the more active they are. This means that more sebum/oil is being produced so you’re most likely to have oily skin.

The smaller the pores, the less oil that will be produced so you are most likely to have a combination or normal skin.

Here is more information about your skin type that might help you further

Dry skin

>Dry skin produces minimal oils and has a low sebum production level
>It may feel tight in certain areas or all over and may have flaky patches and/or rough texture
>It Can be prone to sensitivity
>It can sometimes look pale and lackluster
> May lack shine
>May does not have a lot of suppleness or elasticity
>Dry skin can be caused by many factors including diet, certain skincare treatments, rough cleansing, natural aging, or weather changes.

Oily skin

* Oily skin often looks greasy and thick
* The pores of the face are enlarged, and oily skin is more prone to acne breakouts
* The face has a high shine volume throughout.
*Oily skin can be caused by genetics, diet, hormone levels, weather, lack of proper skincare, and certain cosmetic or skincare products.

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Normal skin

* Skin is plump and supple
* The skin has an even texture and color tine
* Normal skin does not have excess oil
* Breakouts and pimples are uncommon
* The skin is firm and has an overall healthy appearance


Combination skin

* Combination skin means there is more than one skin in different areas of the face.
* A common example of this is oily skin in the T-zone area, which is the forehead and the center of the face, and dryness on the cheeks.


Why knowing your skin type is important

Finding your skin type is very important because it allows you to easily identify the products made specifically for your skin. That way, you get to save more money because you’re buying things that will work for you instead of following the trial and error approach.

I found out I had a combination skin after doing this test and now I only buy skincare products for combination/oily skin. All my makeup products especially the foundations and concealers I own are all made for people with oily/combination skin.

Finding your skin type will help you in choosing the right products for your skin and when you start using the appropriate products, you will notice a huge difference.


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