Ever wondered why you do not have a smooth skin like your friend even when you use the same product as him? Well, chances are that’s where you went wrong! Not everyone has the same skin type and it is of utmost importance to know yours before you start searching for products for your skin. But how to know your skin type is one critical question. However, the answer is simple and easy to achieve.
Let’s do The Skin Type Test for you!
- Wash your face with a mild cleanser/face wash and pat dry with a towel. This will clean the skin removing any dirt on it.
- Do not apply anything to your face for at least 90 mins. I would not even recommend touching your skin during this period. The idea is to get your skin to its natural state.
- After 90 mins, take two tissue papers. This is the time you will determine your skin type.
- Maneuver one tissue paper over forehead and nose area called “T-Zone” and the other one over rest of the face.
Examine both the tissue papers now. Possible Results:
Normal Skin – You would find no oil on either of the tissues. In fact, your skin will be smooth and supple. If this is you, it’s time to throw a party. People with normal skin can maintain a great skin with simple daily routine.
Dry Skin – There would be no oil on any tissues for this skin type too. However, you may feel taut or show flakes of dead skin on your face. People with dry skin need to hydrate their skin both inside out. Here’s how!
Combination Skin – This skin type is the reason we took two tissues in the first place. If you have combination skin, the T-Zone area (forehead and nose) on your face will resemble shiny as they produce most of the oil but rest of the face could be either normal or dry. So, one of the tissues will have oil and one will not. This skin type is most common.
Oily Skin – Both the tissues will have oil on them. The face looks greasy all the time and maintains a shine. People with oily skin mostly have large pores and are prone to acne.
You thought you have Sensitive Skin? | We got you covered too!
Sensitive Skin – It’s not one of the major skin types but an additional condition of the skin. You could have any of the four skin types mentioned above and may or may not be accompanied by sensitive skin. People lie in this category need to choose the products cautiously as they may easily get rashes, redness, and itchiness.
So, now that you know what category you fall under, you have won half the battle. Next step is to find a product that would suit you and get going.
Happy Skin to You!