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Title Figure Out Your Skin Type In Just a Few Simple Steps.
Category Internet --> Blogs
Meta Keywords how to know your skin type, types of skin
Owner Aditi Gupta
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Have you ever felt jealous after seeing someone’s skin? Well, glowing skin is not less than a blessing for a woman. But what if we don’t know what type of skin we have? We are just applying face masks, costly beauty products for the sake of glowing and healthy skin but no results. So, what do we do to get glowing and healthy skin? First, we need to understand what type of skin we have. The first question that comes to mind is how to know your skin type. But before knowing our skin type let us understand different types of skin and then find out your skin type and must read the complete article and take advantage.   

“A perfect glowing skin is the best accessory a person can wear.”

Page Contents:-

1. Types of Skin

2. How to know your skin type

3. Tips for skincare 

         For Oily Skin

         For Dry Skin

         For Normal Skin

         For Combination skin

         For Sensitive skin

         For Dehydrated Skin

         For Acne-Prone skin

TYPES OF SKIN

Did you know every skin type reacts differently to each ingredient? Understanding the skin type helps us to find the right products that can take care of our skin gracefully and make it flawless. You don’t need to worry, we have come up with some product suggestions as well for your skin type. How to know your skin type is a valid question that needs to be answered. The Skin is as unique as you are but broadly it will fall into one of these seven types of skin: Oily, Dry, Normal, Combination, Sensitive, Dehydrated and Acne-prone. Let’s understand the skin type in details-

Common Types of Skin- how to know your skin type

OILY SKIN

  • Feel slick to the touch and has a shiny appearance.

  • Produces oil in the T-Zone and the cheek area.

  • Pores are enlarged and more visible.

  • Prone to blackheads and acne.

DRY SKIN

  • Feels tight in the morning.

  • May have rough or flaky patches.

  • Maybe itchy.

  • Dull and rough complexion.

NORMAL SKIN

  • None of the above.

  • Dewy appearance.

  • No major skin issue.

COMBINATION SKIN

  • Usually dry on the cheeks but oily in the T-zone area.

  • Enlarge pores (usually on the nose).

  • Maybe dry-combination (dry on the cheeks, normal-to-oily in the t-zone) or oily combination (oily in the t-zone, dry to normal on the cheeks).

SENSITIVE SKIN

  • Reacts negatively to many products, often braking out or becoming very dry.

  • May become red or hot when touched.

  • May have visible blotchiness /red areas.

  • Maybe itchy

DEHYDRATED SKIN

  • Skin is visibly dry and may have rough or flaky spots, but produces excessive sebum.

  • Often mistaken for oily skin due to oil production, and make it worse by using drying products.

  • Should be treated as dry skin, despite oily appearance.

ACNE-PRONE SKIN

  • Prone to acne.

  • Usually combination to oily.

  • Products easily cause an acne flare-up.

  • It can be caused by sensitivity or hormonal imbalance.

How to know your skin type in few simple steps:-

Step 1- Wash your face

Face wash- how to know your skin type

Wet your face with normal water then take a small amount of skin cleanser or face wash on the palm of your hand. Gently massage with your fingertips and cover all areas of your face with the cleanser or facial soap. Thoroughly rinse with normal or cool water and pat dry your face with a soft towel. 

Step 2- Wait for an hour

After washing your face just wait for an hour and don’t apply any products including moisturizers on your skin. Avoid touching your face as well to know the exact skin type you have. You can read a book or listen to songs for passing the time.

Step 3- Dab your face with a tissue

Now, the wait is over, Pat your T-zone (It includes your forehead and nose because your nose forms a bridge base of the ‘T’) with a tissue and see what happens to it. If the oil rubbed on-off it then you could have oily or combination skin. If you have dry skin, your face will feel dry after cleansing whereas oily skin will feel cleaner right after washing it. Your T-zone will feel clean if you have combination skin, but your cheeks will feel tight. Sensitive skin will react and may cause itchy skin or a rash.

Step 4- Notice how your skin feels

Notice how your skin feels to know your skin type

If you have sensitive skin, your face will get red, itchy, or a rash could form after using certain facial products. Oily skin will start to feel greasy again as your day continues. You can get pimples or acne at any age, especially if you have an oily skin type. But if your skin doesn’t fall under any of these categories and you’re free of these problem areas, you have normal skin which requires low maintenance but care too.

Tips for skincare

Skin care

For oily skin

If you have oily skin, you should avoid using thick creams and moisturizers. However, that doesn’t mean you should skip hydration altogether. You should use the cream that contains hyaluronic acid. Which helps to skin retain water, without leaving a greasy film on the top layer. A easy and home-made mask for oily skin-

Multani Mitti/Fuller’s Earth Face mask for oily skin-

Ingredients:-  

  • 2 tablespoon Multani mitti/Fuller’s earth

  • 1 tablespoon Rosewater

  • Few drops lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon of raw milk

  • Add water to make a thick paste

Direction to use-

Wash your face and pat dry with a soft towel. Gently apply this face mask and keep it for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with normal water. 

Benefits:- 

  • Clear up your face

  • Improve blood circulation

  • Remove excess oil and dead cells

Apply this face mask twice or thrice in a week to see better results. And don’t forget to share your results in the comment box below. 

You can also use this Neutrogena hydrate cream for oily skin before it’s too late, Take care of your skin.

NeutrogenaNeutrogena hydrate cream for oily skin

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For Dry skin

If you have dry skin, use mild, gentle soap or cleansers. Avoid deodorant soaps. Don’t use scrub while bathing or drying. Ointments and creams may work better than lotions for dry skin but are often messier. Reapply as needed throughout the day. Easy DIY mask for dry skin- 

Banana Face pack for dry skin

Ingredients:- 

  • ½ ripe banana

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Direction to use:- 

Mix all ingredients and make a paste then apply evenly on all your face. Keep it for 10-15 minutes then wash it off with normal water.

Benefits:- 

  • Banana has moisturizing, anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing properties

  • Honey and Olive oil can deeply moisturize and condition your skin.

  • Natural sebum production will also increase

Apply this face mask twice a week and see the difference in your skin. 

For extra care of your skin, I personally recommend this cream for dry skin. Give a try to get flawless skin and please share results with us in the comment box. We highly appreciate your views.

Nivea Soft creamNivea soft cream for Dry skin

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For Normal skin

If you have normal skin, so treat your skin gently. Don’t use harsh products on your skin. Eat a healthy diet and manage your stress because it’s an effect on your skin. Do try this easy homemade mask- 

Oatmeal, Yogurt and Honey Face pack for Normal skin-