HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TYPE : (KNOWING YOUR SKIN TYPE & TAKING CARE OF IT )


KNOWING YOUR SKIN TYPE


HIRAL DHOKAD


HOW TO KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE AND TAKE CARE OF IT


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When you go out for shopping you tend to buy things as per your need. Same goes for the products we use and the remedies we try on our skin. We must use them according to our skin type ad what it actually needs.

There are products out there as per our skin needs but many of us don't really know our skin type.
So.. let's discuss about the skin types and how to take care of it.


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SKIN TYPES

There are 5 basic skin types..

  • normal skin
  • oily skin
  • dry skin
  • combination skin
  • sensitive skin
1. Normal skin - it basically means a well balanced skin type which might be a bit oily on the T-zone but other than that the sebum & moisture is balanced overall. The skin is neither too oily nor too dry.

2. Oily skin - This skin type has an overproduction of sebum (sebum is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands) which causes that grease. Although this sebum might feel too oily but it is not bad for our skin as it protects our skin and keeps it moisturized.

3. Dry skin - Skin that looks a bit dull or feels tight and rough most of the time. It produced very less amount of sebum and hence feels "dry". The lack of sebum also causes lack of moisture and there is no natural protection for this skin type against external problems.

4. Combination skin - While some areas may feel dry the other areas specifically the T- zone might get oily. It is mainly a combination of oily and dry skin. It might need different care in different areas.

5. Sensitive skin - Skin that gets irritated easily is sensitive skin. Redness, itching, rashes etc.. can be the reaction of sensitive skin if it reacts bad to anything.

DETERMINING YOUR SKIN TYPE

Firstly, start by washing your face and feel it. Wait for an hour and then observe.

You have dry skin if..
  • Skin feels rough & tight
  • no visible pores
  • feels itchy and irritated when pulled a bit
You have oily skin if...
  • visible pores
  • shine and grease visible
  • pimple, blackheads and acne issues
You have combination skin if..
  • blackhead
  • t-zone is oily but cheek area feels dry
  • slightly shiny
  • visible pores
You have sensitive skin if..
  • reacts to products
  • redness and itching
  • dryness and burns
You have a normal skin type if your skin is not too oily or too dry.
Non sensitive, radiant & no visible pores.

BASIC SKIN CARE TIPS

Oily skin -
  • wash it 2 to 3 times a day
  • don't scrub  and be gentle while washing
  • don't tough or pop pimples and acne
  • use products that won't clog pores
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Dry skin -
  • Avoid scrub and be gentle while drying (pat towel dry)
  • use mild cleansers and products
  • avoid washing alot
  • protect your skin while using cleaning products
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Sensitive skin -
  • Avoid things and products that trigger your skin
  • before trying new products watch out for the ingredients
  • when using anything for the first time use it on a smaller area and wait for a few minutes
  • use products as recommended by experts
Combination / normal skin & basic skin care tips for all skin types -

  • always use a sunscreen with SPF before stepping out
  • stay hydrated
  • be gentle on your skin while washing it, drying it or applying or removing products
  • moisturize
  • use products according to your skin type and needs
  • don't overuse or over do stuff to your skin
  • cleanse it at least twice a day
  • use less makeup
  • have a skincare routine
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HOW TO KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE AND TAKE CARE OF IT



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Comments

  1. Thanks for the advice. Sometimes I never know whether I'm actually assessing what type of skin I have correctly. Your explanations are really helpful and I'll try out your tips. :)

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    1. You're Welcome.. thanks for letting me know that I explained well :)

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  2. Great post! My skin type is oily and I also follow your skin care tips, it's really great advice.

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  3. Thanks for the really useful advice! It can sometimes be really hard to know what to use on your skin when there are so many different labels so I am really glad that you have shared this.

    Paige // Paige Eades

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    1. You're welcome.. and Thanks for letting me know that you liked this post:)

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  4. Great advice! I for sure have super dry and sensitive skin lol everything irritated it. I’ll have to try some of your tips out :)

    Grislean | gemlesschosen.com

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    1. Thanks for letting me know that this post is well exlained! 🙂

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  5. This is the best description I've seen! I have combination AND sensitive skin. x.x I'll try your advice. Thank you!

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  6. Thank you. I always thought I had oily skin but I think I have a combination skin

    Aurenda|https://aurendablog.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  7. Thank you. I always thought I had oily skin but I think I have a combination skin

    Aurenda|https://aurendablog.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  8. This was so helpful!! I have quite bad acne, I have very large pores on my cheeks and they are super oily but my forehead and chin are unbelievably dry and are constantly flaking. It is such a horrible mess haha. I recently started using this serum that helps reduce and balance sebum and it has helped so much so now I just need a miracle product for the dry part of my face xx

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