There are so many products in the market that target dry, oily, combination or aging skin. But the main problem that everyone face is to figure out which type of skin do you have. Rightly judging your skin type and characteristics can be tricky as it can change over time and can be affected by climate, hormones and diet. So if you’re confused by your skin type, this blog will surely guide you to self diagnose and figure out your type of skin. Let’s get started!

Oily skin

Our body produces a natural oil called sebum that maintains soft and gentle skin. When this sebum is produced in abundance, it sits on your skin’s surface resulting in blocked pores and oily appearance. The benefit of this type of skin is that you will age very slowly as compared to dry skin.

If you have an oily skin, it’ll be shiny and blemishy with large and visible pores. You will feel more shine around midday and the oil will affect your makeup foundation. The most common visual recognition of oily skin is to have inflammatory acne, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Oily skin can also be prompted by any form of hormone change.

Acne prone skin

This type of skin is prompted usually by change of hormones in the body. If you have acne prone skin, the surface will be extremely greasy with a significant amount of oil, blackheads and whiteheads as well as pimples in concentrated patches mostly cheeks. Overproduction of sebum and blockage of hair follicles is the major cause of face acne.

Combination skin

It is a common factor that if any of your parents have combination skin you may have it too. This type of skin usually change with the climate. For instant, summers can cause oily skin while winters may make it dry. Combination skin is the most common type with T-zone (forehead and nose) mostly be oily while your cheeks and other areas will be dry and tight with smaller pores.

Normal skin

Normal skin is well-balanced that means it is neither too oily nor too dry. It tends to have balanced pH levels and sebum production. This skin type has no visible pores, blemishes, pimples or oily patches. The texture of normal skin will be smooth and is more likely to look youthful due to well-balanced level of moisture, sebum, and pH level. It is also known as Blessed Type of skin.

Dry Skin

Lack of moisture is the main cause of dry skin which makes your pores less visible due to the lack of sebum. This type of skin loses its natural elasticity that’s why it feels tight. Dry skin is mostly dull particularly around the eyes with fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin will often feel tight and rough with very small pores.

Test your skin in 3 Steps

Step 1 – Thoroughly wash your face with lukewarm water, cleanse and then dry with a clean towel.

Step 2 – Leave your skin to keep it fresh and clean for 30 minutes.

Step 3 – Take a detailed look in the mirror; are your pores visible or not? do you have spots or whiteheads? access in detail and see how it compares with the above categories!

Your skin is continuously changing specially during change in hormones, age, diet or other climate factors. Now if you have figured out your skin type, you can read our article on Essential Skin Care Products for smooth, soft and delicate skin.

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