Saturday, 16 October 2021

How To Determine Your Skin Type


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Every skin type is unique to each individual. The general assumption of people is that regular blotting is a result of having oily skin, however, this is not the case. You may have a combination skin instead, which is why you need to know the skin type that you belong to.
How To Determine Your Skin Type

In my personal experience, I’ve learned that your skin type can change with age. As a child, I had extremely dry skin but due to puberty, my skin is now a combination of both oily and dry.

What Are The Methods To Determine Your Skin Type?

Determining your skin type has never been easier with either of these two methods you can conveniently determine your skin type.

The Blotting Sheet Method

This method is the fastest and also the best method to differentiate between oily skin and dry skin types. In this process, a blotting sheet is required; what is a blotting sheet and where can a blotting sheet be purchased? A blotting sheet is a soft and extra absorbent paper that is usually used to soak up excess ink or oil. You can purchase blotting paper from any beauty supply store around you or on jumia.

Firstly, pat a blotting paper gently on all parts of your face. After patting, hold the sheet up to a light source to determine how much oil is visible. If there is no oil then your skin is dry, if there is a lot of oil then your skin is oily. However, if there’s oil only on the part of the paper which touched the nose, and forehead area then you have combination skin.

The Bare-Faced Method

The bare-faced method as the name implies simply means leaving the face bare from any cosmetic, cream, or lotion.

For this method, the first step is to cleanse your face with a mild facial cleanser and gently pat it dry. After a couple of minutes, examine your cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead for any shine.

After another couple of minutes, check whether your skin feels parched especially when you smile or make any form of facial expression.

If your skin feels dry then you have dry skin, if your nose and forehead have a noticeable shine then you have a combination of skin lastly if your nose, forehead, and your cheek have a noticeable shine then you have oily skin.

What Are The Skin Types?

Skin type is primarily determined by genetics. However, many other criteria affect the skin which encompasses time (age), skincare routine, exposure to the sun. There are three(3) types of skin (healthy skin) based on the criteria stated above Dry, Oily, and Combination

Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, your pores are almost invisible, you will also have a dull and rough complexion with red patches as well as less skin elasticity. Your skin will crack or peel easily. It can also become itchy and inflamed. If left unmoisturized, it can become rough and scaly especially in certain parts like; the back of your hand, arms, and legs.

Oily Skin

For oily skin, you will find that your pores are more enlarged, you will also notice that you have a shiny, thick complexion. Blackheads, pimples, and other blemishes are never far from you. The oiliness of your skin can change due to weather and other hormonal imbalances.

Combination Skin

The combination skin is a mix of both oily and dry skin. If you have this skin type then the oiliness is not everywhere but in specific places like the nose and forehead, while other parts remain dry.

Why Should You Know Your Skin Type?

Choosing skincare products

One thing I’ve learned so far is that not all products work for me. With knowing my skin type I’ve been able to choose the right products for my skin and which don’t. I’ve also been able to decipher the ingredients to look for in my products that will keep my skin healthy and glowing.

Appropriate skincare regime

This goes hand in hand with choosing skincare products. Some skin types require little to no effort to maintain while others like oily skin require extra effort. That is where the appropriate skin care regime comes in like scrubbing, use of facial masks, etc. A skincare regime is a timetable to follow while taking care of your skin; when to use a particular product.

Skin Health

Knowing your skin type helps boost your skin health. You know the minerals and vitamins that your skin type requires. . You will also know the types of food and drinks to avoid.



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