How To Identify Your Skin Type

Before buying any skincare products, we all need to know which one is our skin type, many people just randomly buy a product after reading its magical uses. It won’t be efficient if the product doesn’t match your skin type. Here are some tips to identify your skin type.

I. Quick skin identification tips

As everyone knows, skin can be divided into four categories: dry, oily, neutral, and mixed. In clinical dermatology, it is distinguished according to the amount of oil and water content of the skin, which is one of our commonly used standards.

Wash your face, let it dry and wait for one hour.

If your skin is still dry and tight within 1 hour after washing your face, then you have dry skin.

In case, after 1 hour of washing your face, the surface of your skin becomes oily and starts to become greasy, then you have oily skin

If one hour after washing your face, there is no obvious signs or problems, then you have normal skin.

The feeling of mixed skin is more complicated. The forehead, nose, around the nose, and chin are exuberantly oily, while the cheeks are normal or dry.

II. What are the characteristics of different skin types

  1. Dry skin

The only advantage of dry skin is that it is not easy to get oily. When the season changes, the skin often feels tight, prone to peeling, fine lines, pigmentation, skin aging, and other problems.

See more: Things You Should Know About Dry Skin

2. Oily skin

Oily skin is exactly opposite with dry skin. The skin is prone to greasy feeling, enlarged pores, and acne but it ages slower than dry skin.

3. Normal skin

It should be said that it is the best skin condition. This skin has a balanced oil secretion, is not dry, tight, not greasy, and has no obvious enlarged pores. Although it is easily affected by seasonal changes, you won’t be sure which type of moisturizer is the best for your skin in different weather.

4. Combination skin

It has the characteristics of dry skin and oily skin. The forehead, nose, and chin area, which is what we often call the T-zone, has strong oil secretion, rough skin, large pores, and prone to acne; but the cheek skin is relatively less oily and easy to get really dry, it could cause redness, stains, wrinkles, and other problems.

Now, let’s do a quick tour to identify your skin type to take care of your skin with the right routine.

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