Oh, the things we do for great skin! But here’s the thing: If you aren’t sure of your skin type your search for perfect skin will never end.
What usually happens is that unless our skin is really a bother we don’t care what type it is and end up using what we see working on others. If you’re guilty of this we suggest you stop this approach pronto, and spend some time understanding your skin. This is the first step to an effective skin care routine.
HOW TO KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE
Skin composition is determined by how much sebum (oil) it naturally produces. Your dermatologist can assess it for you or you do it yourself by washing your face in the morning, not apply any products and check your skin’s natural state by midday.
If your skin looks nothing different from morning you have normal skin, combination skin will yield a shiner T-zone with drier cheeks and mouth region (this pattern is not absolute), oily skin will have a shiny appearance, and if you have dry skin your face will feel dry and tight with visible redness and flakiness. Your skin history of breakouts and visible pores also needs to be accounted for while arriving at your result. For example, enlarged pores, oily appearance and frequent acne breakouts are key indicators of an oily skin.
Sometimes we brand ourselves into the wrong category because of a temporary condition wrought on by damage to the skin’s thin protective layer that is mendable. But a particular skin type is here to stay for long and will need a complimenting routine to nourish it well.
TAKING CARE ACCORDING TO SKIN TYPE