STEPS ON HOW TO KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE MANUALLY
Oily, dry, normal, combination – these are all skin types with different needs. Determining your skin type is an essential first step in choosing the products and skincare regimen that will provide the best results.
Determine your skin type:
The best way to get a precise determination of your skin type is to consult your dermatologist, who will not only help you find your skin type but can also guide you to the proper regimen to address any skin concerns and keep your SkinSkin its healthiest.
But it is possible to figure out your skin type on your own:
Step 1: Wash your face. Remove makeup and use a gentle cleanser. Make sure to remove all dirt and makeup, but avoid over-washing or scrubbing. Gently pat dry.
Step 2: Wait. Wait at least one hour (preferable two hours) – this will give your skin time to “normalize” or return to its natural state.
Step 3: Observe your SkinSkin. Determining your skin type can be done mostly by what you see and feel. However, using a tissue to dab at your T-zone (your forehead and nose) can indicate if there is excess oil in that area.
What do you see?
If your SkinSkin feels smooth, with few to no imperfections, and no greasy or dry patches – congratulations, you have normal SkinSkin! Some other indicators of normal SkinSkin:
small, barely visible pores breakouts are rare, if ever little to no sensitivity
If your SkinSkin feels rough, flaky, or tight, you have dry Skin.
Some other indicators of dry SkinSkin:
pores are almost invisible dry or red patches more visible fine lines
If your SkinSkin looks and feels shiny, greasy, or slippery, you have oily Skin.
Some other indicators of oily SkinSkin:
pores are large and noticeable, and get clogged blemishes easily are common
The best and worst of both worlds. Combination skin is typically characterized by an oily T-Zone (your forehead and nose), and either dry or normal SkinSkin on the rest of your face.
Some other indicators of Combination Skin:
pores are enlarged on your nose, and possibly your forehead, but are smaller on the rest of your foreskin can be shiny, especially around the T-zone combination skin seems to be more affected by climate/weather, becoming dry and flaky sometimes, but greasy and prone to breakouts at other times.
Now that you know your skin type, what can you do to make it look and feel its best? It’s essential to build a skincare regimen that will maintain Skin’sSkin’s proper oil and moisture balance, while also addressing any specific skin concerns (sensitive SkinSkin, acne-prone SkinSkin.) Now that you know your skin type, you can use the products that will most benefit your skin.
Healthy Skin You’re lucky – as long as your SkinSkin is not sensitive, you can use most anything. It’s recommended that you stick with products that are gentle and not too heavy or oily. Since you can try almost anything, you can test our plenty of products until you find what you like and what makes your skin look and feel its best.
Dry Skin – While dry SkinSkin is not necessarily sensitive, it’s more prone to being irritated by harsh ingredients. You are to moisturize consistently with lotions and creams. A rich, nourishing moisturizer will do wonders, but give it a break if you notice your SkinSkin is getting too oily or becoming even drier. You may also want to try an oil cleanser, which will clean your SkinSkin without stripping away its natural oils.
Oily Skin – Contrary to popular belief, you don’t want to use “drying” ingredients and formulation on oily SkinSkin. Doing so can prompt the SkinSkin to produce MORE oil. Instead, you are advised to use lighter formulations, like gels and liquids simply, that will keep your SkinSkin hydrated and moisturized without producing extra oils. Avoid oil-rich creams slowly.
A common habit of those with oily SkinSkin is to exfoliate or scrub the SkinSkin more often, or to use a harsher cleanser to get rid of the oil. Again, your SkinSkin is pretty adaptable, and over-washing, over-exfoliating, and other harsh treatments may cause the SkinSkin to produce more oil. Gentle is always the best way to go.
Combination Skin – Finding a regimen for your combination skin may be a bit more tricky, but not impossible. Here at Duchess skincare, we formulate our products to be safe and effective for almost all skin types. If you fall in here, it is advisable to use lotions, serums, and creams on dry areas of your SkinSkin to provide extra moisture while sticking with light gels and gentle formulations on the oily T-Zone.
There also are some other things we all need to be carrying out, to keep our SkinSkin healthy and beautiful, regardless of our skin type: these beauty regimen will significantly enhance your SkinSkin:
- Always, always, always use sunscreen. And avoid direct sun exposure when if you can, esp if you are using synthetic products.
- No smoking!!! Smoking isn’t suitable for your body, and it is particularly bad for your skin.
- Always remove makeup before bed.
- Stay hydrated. A proper diet, fruit intake, and lots of water will help your body and your SkinSkin stay adequately hydrated.
- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. While the type of moisturizer will vary based on your skin type, moisturizing is essential for every skin type. Etc