How to Determine Your Skin Type

How to Determine Your Skin Type

You’re looking for some skincare products to get and there are so many. All of them catered for different types of skin and you don’t know which one is the one for you. Well no fret - Here’s the perfect guide on finding your skin type!

Let’s look at the different skin types!

  • Dry Skin
  • The appearance of your skin looks rough and flaky. Your skin may also lack it’s natural glow and look dull. The pores on your skin might be rather small or not even visible, but there may be visible fine lines and wrinkles forming. Your skin may also feel tight most of the time and you may experience irritation and sensitivity on your skin from time to time. 

  • Oily Skin
  • Your skin would usually look very greasy and shiny. You may also have more visible and enlarged pores. Pimples and breakouts are more likely to occur as well, but on the other hand your skin would very less likely to feel dry or tight. If you run your fingers across your face, you may also collect oil on your fingertips and would feel rather greasy. 

  • Combination Skin
  • You would experience both dry and oily skin at the same time. Some parts of your face would be very shiny and greasy, whereas on the other hand other parts of your face would feel scratchy and look scaly.

  • Normal Skin
  • The appearance of your skin would not look very oily nor dry. Basically your skin is well-balanced and is usually not prone to any breakouts, irritation and tightness. 


    So how do I identify my skin type?

  • Wash And Observe!
  • A simple and easy way to know what type of skin you have is to observe your skin in its natural condition. The first step is to wash your face with a gentle cleanser (not an astringent one) like our Patchouli Jelly Cleanser. Dry off your face with a face towel and leave your skin bare without any skincare products. After half an hour, take a look at your skin and you may even touch it with clean fingers. Based on the characteristics of each skin type, you’ll most probably match your current skin’s condition with one of the 4 types.

  • Use Blotting Sheets!
  • You first need to wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat it dry, then wait for 30 minutes without applying any skincare products. After that, press oil blotting sheets on all areas of your face (eg, the T-zone, the cheeks, the chin). Take a look at the blotting sheets and see whether they have collected a lot of oil or not. If there is a lot of oil visible on the blotting sheets, that means you have oily skin. If there is no oil at all, you most probably have dry skin. If the blotting sheets show some visible amount of oil, your skin may be normal..But if certain parts of the blotting sheets have a lot of oil, while some do not, you most probably have combination skin. 

    With that, you now know how to differentiate the various skin types and we hope you find your skin type! Just remember no matter what type of skin you have, whether it’s oily, dry, combination or normal, it is totally alright to have a different skin type than others as long as you know how to take care of it ❤️

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