Do You Know Your Skin Type?
Before starting on a skin care regimen, you need to know what your skin type is. Here is an easy guide to determining your skin type.
First let's take a look at the 5 basic skin types:
Neither oily nor dry
Blemish free with barely visible pores
Skin appears smooth with few discolorations or pigmentation
Oily all over entire day
Prone to breakouts, acne and blackheads
Pores are large
Oily around chin, nose and forehead
Dry around hairline, jaw line and eyes
Pores are large and prone to blackheads
Tight skin, sometimes flakey with red patches
Skin appears dull with small pores
Wrinkles and lines develop easily
Skin with red and blotchy patches
Prone to irritation and rashes
Skin often feels itchy or burning
Capillaries brake easily
If you aren't sure which of the 5 basic skin types you are, here is a simple way to figure out:
Step 1: Wash your face and gently pat it dry
Step 2: Leave your face alone for a couple of hours without putting on any skincare products or makeup
Step 3: Using oil blotting paper, one-at-a-time dab your forehead, eyes, nose, cheeks and chin to note if there is any oily residue.
Tip: Your forehead and nose are naturally a little oily, this is normal.