Since everyone is different, this also includes the variety of skin types that each person could have.
In fact, it is very important to understand your particular skin type in order to effectively provide the proper skincare maintenance that your skin needs.
Luckily, figuring out your personal skin type is one of the easiest things to do.
But unfortunately, many people are unaware of the steps to take to determine their particular skin when it only involves a simple test.
So, what are some of the different skin types and how can you tell if you have one of them?
What Skin Type Do I Have?
Generally skin types can be broken down into 5 types, and they are; Dry, Normal, Oily, Combination and Sensitive. To accurately determine your facial skin type, here’s what you need to do with the test.
First off, the test begins first thing in the morning by wiping your face with a cotton pad or a piece of paper. This is done prior to washing your face, brushing your teeth, or of course; showering. The most preferred skin type is Normal and can be determined by the lack of residue on the cotton pad after wiping your face. Of course, this is the least problematic skin type known and the easiest to maintain.
For those that suffer from dry skin, the paper also won’t offer any oily residue, but your skin will feel dry, stretched, and flaky after you have softly wiped it. This is a clear indication that your skin is not producing enough oil to keep it properly hydrated.
On the other hand, if it produces a vast amount of oil, this will be apparent on the cotton pad after wiping areas such your forehead, cheeks, and chin. If you notice that it feels greasy and clearly shows the dark oil from your face, then you officially have a very Oily skin.
But, if you notice that you’re receiving an oily paper from your forehead and chin and not from your cheeks, then you have a Combination skin type. This means that there are certain areas of your face that are producing an abundant amount of oil while others are not. And lastly, if you easily become irritated after wiping an area of your face, then you have Sensitive skin.
By understanding your personal skin type, you are able to take control of your skin care maintenance to provide the best treatment!