What’s Your Skin Type?
Unsure about your skin type? Don't worry sis we've got you.
Here is your simple, no nonsense guide.
Skin type refers to the hydration level of your face. Moisture and hydration are necessary to have good skin and dehydrated skin can lead to a plethora of skin conditions, dark spots, wrinkles and flakiness.
Finding your skin type allows you to take good care of your skin and stop using products that don't give you the desire effects.
Here are the four skin types.
Normal Skin Type
Not too dry and not too oily, normal skin has:
- No or few "imperfections"
- No severe sensitivity
- Barely visible pores
- A radiant complexion
Combination Skin Type
Your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have this type. It may need slightly different care in different areas.
Combination skin can have:
- Pores that look larger than normal, because they’re more open
- Shiny skin
You may have:
- Almost invisible pores
- Dull, rough complexion
- Red patches
- Your skin is less elastic
- More visible lines
Your skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If it’s very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms, and legs.
Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:
- Your genes
- Aging or hormonal changes
- Weather such as wind, sun, or cold
- Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds
- Indoor heating
- Long, hot baths and showers
- Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansers
Use these tips to help your dry skin:
- Do not take really hot showers.
- Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers without fragrance. Avoid deodorant soaps.
- Don't scrub with exfoliation gloves while bathing or drying.
- Smooth on a rich moisturizer right after bathing. Our Luxury Calendula Body Oil and Body Butter does wonders for dry skin and dark marks. Reapply as needed throughout the day.
- Wear gloves when using cleaning agents, solvents, or household detergents.
Oily Skin Type
You may have:
- Enlarged pores
- Dull or shiny, thick complexion
- Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes
How to find your skin type
Step 1: Use a gentle cleanser without fragrance on your skin for about 60 seconds before rinsing it off.
Step 2: Wait one hour. Do not moisturise. Let it rest. Do not go outside.
Step 3: Examine your skin.
- If you notice a sweaty, reflective look to your skin, you have oily skin.
- If your skin feels tight and stripped and dehydrated, you have dry skin.
- If some areas of your face look shiny and some feel dry and stripped, you have combination skin.
- If you don't notice any tightness or any greasiness and your skin seems to feel and look fine, you have normal skin.