Everyone’s skin is normal to them, but in order to care for diverse skin types, we often group people into some skin categories. Ascertaining your skin type is an important first step in knowing how to treat your skin, what products to use, and how to have perfect skin.
DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TYPE
Wash your face to remove make-up. Wash with a gentle cleanser and pat dry. This cleans away oils and dirt that may have accumulated during your day, giving your skin a fresh start. Do not over wash though.
Wait for 30mins. During this time, your skin should return to its natural state, the characteristics of which will determine your skin type. Act normally and don’t touch your face.
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Dab your face with a tissue. Pay attention to the ‘T-zone’-the area of your forehead and nose.
Skin falls into four types- Normal; Oily; Dry and Combination.
Normal skin shows neither oil nor flaking skin. It should feel supple and smooth. If you have it, consider yourself lucky.
Oily skin is characterized by the grease on the tissue. It is also common for a person with oily skin to have large pores and a shine.
Dry skin: – may feel taut or show flakes of dead skin. It is associated with small pores. Moisturizing is important for this skin type.
Combination: – is most common. It exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. Usually, the skin is oily in the T-zone and normal to dry elsewhere.