The very first step towards getting beautiful flawless skin is to determine what your skin type is. Is your skin normal, dry, oily, combination, acne-prone, or sensitive? You may think that you know your skin type so well since the very first day you started your skincare regime, but chances are you have no idea! As a result, caring for the wrong skin type can aggravate your skin, which leads to breakouts or even make your skin look older.
So, what I’ve compiled for you here is a little cheat sheet to help you better understand which category you fall into:
Congratulations you’ve basically got the best of all skin types! People with normal skin is most likely one with the least problematic skin because it is usually supple, well hydrated and elastic. Your skin complexion is well balanced (not too dry not too oily), and you rarely have breakouts. This is the best type of skin for new make ups and product testing because this type of skin won’t really have negative reactions towards different kinds of products.
That said, this is also the skin that requires minimal care but does not mean you can be lazy, you will still need to follow some simple daily routines: washing your face twice daily, hydrate your skin with your preference of face cream and lip balm to keep your skin smooth and supple even as time passes by.
People with oily skin tends to have a moist shiny face throughout the day (extra oily at midday), you also tend to have thick coarse skin with enlarged and clogged up pores which is more likely to break into acne, both inflammatory (pimples and cystic zits) and non-inflammatory (blackheads and whiteheads) which pops out and says hello all over your face.
It is not like the end of the day if you have oily skin because there is at least one good thing about it, oily skin is not as prone to premature aging and wrinkling as the other skin types. That means you will still be able to enjoy the fun benefits of a teen even in your 30’s to 40’s!
Oily skin needs to be cleaned every day with a good cleanser that is gentle yet effective that it won’t stimulate your skin to product more oil as a protective barrier towards harsh products.
If your skin is constantly feeling tight, flaky with dry patches like it’s thirsting in a desert, then bingo you’ve been categorized into this section. Your skin often feels tight and uncomfortable after face washing, you will also flush easily or have red patches or eczema (dry, rash like condition).
I don’t really want to admit (as I tend towards dry skin as well), but people with dry skin are more prone to aging and irritating… But on the bright side, because we don’t produce as much oil as the others we are able to upkeep a close to invisible skin of pores.
And at least we have all these innovative facial skincare products on the market that we can take advantage of to fight away our dry skin condition. With the correct skin care regimes (masks and good moisturizers) I’m sure we can fight against dryness and get a well hydrated and radiant skin.
Combination skin can be the trickiest skin type to deal with because it means you will have parts of your face having an oily skin condition (the famous T-zone, forehead, nose, and chin area) and other parts of the face with dry skin condition (eyes, cheeks, and temples). As a result, you might need double the skin care products than others need to manage specific facial areas.
For example, you may want to use a richer cream on the eye and cheek area while using a lighter textured cream on oily areas. The key towards combination skin is to know the balance in between.
One thing you can easily tell whether you have combination skin or not is by weather or seasonal changes, does your skin condition change according to the weather? If you skin feels super dry this month and then becomes oily the next, then best of luck to you!
People may wonder whether “sensitive skin” is a legit skin type or not, that is up for discussion. But for the past 20 years or so, sensitive skin type has been more and more common to us. Some may say it is due to our way of living (junk food, pollution, chemical/ non-chemical irritants, etc.) that most likely triggered this sensitivity in the long run.
Sensitive skin conditions may include signs of thinly textured easily flushed skin (which it may seem like a natural cheeky blush), dry rash like patches like dry skin. In fact, dry and sensitive skin types are often being categorised together as the same skin type.
Sometimes if you select the wrong skincare products, sunblocks, even cosmetics to use you will have this light tingly sensation on your face which may lead to redness on the skin. That said, with this sensitivity you should be more conscious of skincare and beauty product choices, avoid products such as perfumes, dyes, or most chemicals that causes irritation and allergic reactions to your skin.
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