Every person’s skin is unique, understanding your skin type allows you to select the right products and customize a skincare regimen that will work best for you!
Why do I need to know my skin type?
It is essential to know what type of skin you’ve working with, so you can achieve your desired result out of your skincare routine.
There are different sets of skin type, and it is determined by our genetics however our skin change overtime according to various internal and external factors our skin is subjected to.
Has large pores and shiny skin, especially on the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin); skin tends to be thicker, with rough, irregular texture and colouring; is prone to blackhead and spots.
Normal skin: has medium-sized pores, looks clear, with even colour; feels soft and bouncy to the touch, isn’t tight or greasy; it feels comfortable not irritated and isn’t prone to blackheads or spots.
Combination skin: The difference between this and normal skin is that the combination skin has an oilier T-zone and maybe prone to break-out; cheeks tend to be normal, possibly little on the dry side, especially in winter.
Has fine pores; feels flaky or rough, sometimes with red patches; feels tight and irritated after washing, fine lines develop early around the eye area.
Very dry/mature skin
Has fine pores, feels tight; has visible wrinkles and broken capillaries; skin is slacker on the cheeks and jawline; may have a leathery texture on very thin areas.
Has fine pores; tends to be thin and is prone to broken capillaries; flushes easily; is inclined to rashes and irritation; can extend to any skin type, including oily, but mostly affects people who are prone to allergic conditions, in particular, eczema, asthma and hay fever.
Testing your Skin type
If u need help with identifying your Skin type this simple skin test maybe a useful tool for you:
❖ Remove any make-up, rinse your face with water , pat It dry with clear towel and leave for 1 hour.
❖ Place a single layer of tissue over your face and press It over the surface, pushing It Into the corners and crevices.
❖ Leave It for a few minutes, then lift off and Inspect the result.
Oily skin: the tissue will stick to sebum, pick up oily spots and become translucent.
Normal/combination skin: It will stick only to your T-zone.
Dry/Very dry skin: the paper won't stick to any area of your face as you have very little sebum.