HOW TO KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE








Hi guys, this is for everyone that's been asking me about how to make their skin glow. It's not just about what to apply on your skin, but you need to know your skin type first so you can know what your skin needs. So below are the various skin types, and how to care for them.



1. NORMAL SKIN

A normal skin is not too dry nor too oily; it falls in that desirable in-between place. If your skin has an even tone and a soft texture with little flakiness, not too shiny nor too dry, then you have a normal skin. Your skin is generally blemish free, and breakouts may occur occasionally; that's absolutely ok as they disappear in a short while.




HOW TO CARE FOR IT




Use lighter lotions and serums because you don't need much to keep your skin balanced and hydrated. Use gentle cleansers(I don't use cleansers though), and look for toners containing antioxidants to be proactive in helping your skin age well.



2. DRY SKIN


Dry skin is tight, flaky and lacks moisture. Do you have small pores, visible lines, less elasticity and a duller complexion? Then you have a dry skin.




HOW TO CARE FOR IT


MOISTURIZE! This is the major key to caring for dry skin. Use lotions and rich creams to nourish your skin cells. If your skin feels dry but you experience breakouts, then the problem may be from the product you're using. So try not using them for a few days, and see if your skin improves. If it does, then use gentler products that don't contain sulphates, paraben, and other harsh ingredients that can cause irritation.



3. OILY SKIN

Oily skin is shiny. I remember a friend that used to have an oily skin when I was in primary school. Some of my classmates then made fun of the oils on her nose saying they can squeeze out enough to fry plantain.. Did you just ewww your face?




Well, people with oily skin have larger pores, and a shiny, thicker complexion. Your skin produces more than enough oil so you don't have issues with hydration unlike people with dry skin. The issue with oily skin is pimples and blackheads. If you're not sure whether you have an oily skin, clean your face with a tissue paper and see if oil stays behind.


HOW TO CARE FOR IT



Cleanse your face often with liquid and gel formulas to reduce the appearance of oil. Stay away from heavy creams, and also be sure to look for oil-free sunscreens and lotions so that you don't add more oil to your skin.



4. SENSITIVE SKIN

Sensitive skin is easily aggravated by harsh products or weather, which results in rashes, stinging or blotchy patches. Does your skin often break out and develop rashes and red spots? Do you experience stinging, itching, swelling, flakiness, or does your skin turn red from cleansing or sun exposure? If your answer is yes, then you have a sensitive skin.



HOW TO CARE FOR IT



Please note that this is the most delicate skin type. To care for a sensitive skin, you need to be careful about what put on your skin, and if you're not sure about a product, it's better you do a patch test to see if the product will irritate your skin. Don't use too many products at once; you need to find the one that works for you and stick to it. Avoid too many active ingredients(you can always see this on the container of the product you're buying). Avoid rough scrubbing, and use lukewarm water on your skin(not too hot nor too cold).




5. COMBINATION SKIN

Combination skin exhibits multiple skin types at once. People with this skin type usually have their forehead, nose and the chin oily, while the other parts of the face are dry.


HOW TO CARE FOR IT



If you have this type of skin, that means you have to use different products for different areas of the face to keep your skin in balance. Use mild gel cleansers and alcohol-free toners on oily areas and hydrate dry areas with light serums and moisturizers.




I hope this was helpful.. xx

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  1. Aw I love this. Can I share

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  2. Now I know I have sensitive skin. Thanks dear

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