You need to know your skin type to make informed skincare choices. Skincare products are categorised by skin type and skin concern. When you recognise your skin type, you can choose textures that will work in synergy with your skin and feel more comfortable. Once you nail this down, you can focus just on tackling your skin concerns.
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There are three main skin types:
You can figure out your skin type by considering two aspects: how your skin looks and how it feels.
Normal or Combination skin
Essential characteristics to recognise your skin type.
Dry skin characteristics:
- Your skin will frequently look dull
- You may notice flakey patches
- No visible pores
- Your skin is prone to redness
- If you wear makeup, it can gather in dry areas and look patchy
- Skin feels tight after washing and as the day goes on
- Your skin often reacts to products
- Your skin surface feels dry, and products such as moisturisers usually sit on top
- Your skin lacks the supple feel.
Normal or combination skin characteristics:
- Your skin looks normal most of the time
- You may notice slightly enlarged pores in the T-Zone area
- Your skin can appear a little shiny in the T-Zone as the day goes on
- You might see occasional breakouts or blackheads
- Your skin feels comfortable most of the time although it can have specific areas that are dry while others may be oily
- Your skin feels moderately supple most of the time
Oily skin characteristics:
- Your pores are quite noticeable; they can be prominent all over the face, not just your T-Zone
- Your skin looks shiny shortly after a cleanse, and you can see quite a bit of shine throughout the day.
- Your skin can be prone to breakouts, acne and congestion
- Skin feels oily when you to touch it
- Your skin is often supple as oil on the surface prevents epidermal water loss.
By seeing which set of points best describes your skin, you should now be able to work out your skin type!
Did we miss anything? If you feel there are any other points which might help others conclude their skin type, share them with all of us!