Determining your skin type is the first step in knowing how to treat your skin and what products to use. All you have to do is follow these 4 easy steps:
- Wash Your Face. Wash with a gentle cleanser and pat dry. Do not apply any products on.
- Wait a few hours. During this time, your skin should return to its natural state and this will determine your skin type.
- Dab your face with blotting paper or a tissue. Pay attention to the "T-zone" (the part of your face consisting of the forehead, nose, the area around your mouth and the chin).
- Determine your skin type. Skin falls into four types; normal, oily, dry and combination.
Normal skin shows neither oil nor flaking skin.
Oily skin is characterized by the grease on the tissue.
Dry skin may feel tight or show flakes of dead skin.
Combination skin is the most common. It shows traits of all three of the above skin types.
If you have sensitive skin, your face reacts easily to regular skin products. This means that it will get red, itchy, or a rash could form.
Always look for products that are formulated for your skin type.
I have combination skin; what's your skin type? Leave a comment below!