Nobody teaches you how to take care of your skin and how to identify your skin type. I believe the best mentor who teaches you about your skincare routine and makeup is you. Yes, you are your own teacher as nobody will ever truly know your skin the way that you do after all, it is with you 24/7! Experimenting with your skin to understand better what it needs to be healthy isn't as difficult or time consuming as it was seem! You have to be prepared for every single outcome until you find out what's your right type and what's the right product for your skin. Once you find out what your skin likes and dislikes, your life (in skincare) will become a bed of roses.
Why is it crucial to find out skin type?
Can you imagine spending thousands of dollars on skincare products and you don't get the desired results you expect? That sounds horrible, doesn't it? There is no point in spending thousands of dollars over time on your skincare products if you aren't sure what your skin type is. You may have to face serious consequences in terms of what could happen to your skin if you are using products without being knowledgeable of their ingredients and the affect their meant to have. Most people don't know about their skin type before they start using products recommended to them by others. If you want products which will work for your skin the best, then you need to know your skin type before buying any product. Understanding your skin type may assist you in finding the correct solutions to achieve your skincare objectives. Knowing your skin type now has been made easier than ever before while using these technique's listed below.
Easy Methods to determine your skin type:
1. The bare-faced method:
An easy method is to examine your skin after washing your face. All that is necessary for this technique to use a mild cleanser to remove the dirt, makeup, or oil from your face from the day. Next, do NOT apply any skin care products, just allow your skin to rest in it's natural state for 25-30 minutes. If your cheeks, forehead or nose T-zone area are shiny after the 30 minute rest period, you have oily skin. If you notice tightness, you have dry skin. Last but not least, if you notice both textures in different places on your face (ex. the nose area is oily while the outer part of your skin is tighter) you have a combination skin condition.
2. The blotting sheet method:
The blotting technique is quick and can be done on a regular basis to tell the difference between oily and dry skin types. First, gently pat blotting paper on the various zones of your face. Next, hold the sheet up to the light. If the sheet is not greasy and has next to zero oil on it, then you definitely have dry skin. But if your blotting sheet uncovers oil from your forehead and nose regions then your skin has a normal combination of both oily and dry skin types. Finally, if the blotting paper is soaked with oil and is clearly has greasy then you have oily skin.