Being a beauty blogger, I love to experiment with trendy skincare products. It’s very important to know about “how to find your skin type?” Instead of purchasing lots of products without knowing that it will work for your skin or not. So for this, ask for a sample (if they have any)or before purchasing any skin care product or makeup for a girl or for self, you need to know the most important thing: your skin type. In the previous article, I had given you detailed information on how to determine your skin’s undertone for purchasing makeup for a girl. Just like knowing your skin undertone, it’s important to know your skin type for healthy and flawless skin. Knowing your skin type helps to pick up the right skincare products. Take some time to understand your skin type so that you can give proper care to your skin which it deserves. Knowing your skin type also helps to pick up the right makeup for a girl or for self.
There are five skin types:
- Normal skin
- Dry skin
- Oily skin
- Combination skin
- Sensitive skin
How to find your skin type?
Finding out your skin type can be done with these simple steps. Just follow it!
Step 1: Wash your face with a mild cleanser to remove any kind of makeup, oil, and dirt.
Step 2: Pat dry your face with the soft towel and leave it bare. Don’t apply any kind of makeup, moisturizer, face oil, serum, or treatments on your face. To check your actual skin type this is important not to apply any product. Let your skin act naturally.
Step 3: Wait for an hour and during this period don’t touch your skin at all. After an hour check and examine your skin closely with the help of the mirror. Examine the quality of your skin.
Normal skin feels soft, smooth, clean, well balanced, and naturally glowing. It’s not too oily or too dry. Normal skin experienced very few or a few breakouts. A person with a normal skin type doesn’t observe that many changes in the skin throughout the day. Normal skin type doesn’t experience reactions to any products. It’s very easy to take care of this skin type. You just need to avoid products that make your skin too oily or too dry. Probably this is one of the least skin types so if you are a normal skin type then consider yourself very lucky! A person with normal skin type has barely visible pores and no severe sensitivity. Normal skin has very few or fewer imperfections and has very few skin concerns. Buy makeup for a girl or for self-according to your skin type that makes your skin flawless and fresh.
Dry skin feels tight, itchy, flaky, and rough. It can be changed due to factors like climate change, hormonal changes, diet or not drinking enough water, medication, hot shower. People with dry skin type does not produce enough oil and can’t hold moisture well. This skin type people feel dryness in some hours even after applying moisturizer. A person with dry skin type gets easily irritated by external factors. A person with dry skin should avoid washing the face too many times in a day. They should apply or reapply rich moisturizer in a day. A person with dry skin type should avoid those makeup products which makes your skin dry while buying makeup for girl/self.
A person with oily skin feels oily shine on the face or they notice excess oil on the face and neck. Within one or two hours of washing the face, a person will feel oiliness. Especially during midday. Oily skin people will feel greasiness or moisture on the face. Oily skin tends to experience whiteheads, blackheads, acne, and clogged pores. A person with oily skin is easily prone to breakouts and acne. The only reason behind this is the high production of oil than the normal skin. Oily skin gets quickly shine or grease on the face which attracts germs very easily and that eventually clog pores and cause acne or breakout. A person with oily skin should stick to oil-free products to control oil on the face. This skin type should avoid makeup products that make your skin very oilier and shinier while choosing makeup for girl /self.
In simple terms, combination skin is the mixture of above all three types of skin. A person with combination skin has oily T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) but has dry or normal skin on cheeks and jawline. It’s tricky to balance out combination skin. Combination skin is the most common of all skin types. A common mistake with the combination skin is over-cleansing or over washing the face. A person with a combination skin has large pores, blackheads, and shine or oil on T-zone. A person with a combination skin must wash face twice daily and must apply a light moisturizer on cheeks and jawline. A person can apply oil-free moisturizers on T-zone to control or balance the oil on the face. A combination skin type must choose products that are specially curated for combination skin. Daily exfoliation is a must to remove blackheads and dead skin to balance the skin. Choosing makeup for girl for this skin type is a bit tricky. A person should choose makeup according to skin concerns of a specific area.
It’s very difficult to manage sensitive skin. Sensitive skin type takes time and effort to identify which ingredients cause irritations, inflammation, allergies, and skin reactions. To minimize possible reactions; 24 hours patch testing of new a product is a good way. Don’t try so many products at one time, instead using a few or one product is a good idea to avoid allergies on the face. This rule is applicable for both skincare and makeup products. If your skin does not show any kind of allergies or reactions(redness, burning, itching, dryness) than apply the product on the back of the ears before applying the product on the face. Sensitive skin reacts more to external factors like weather, dry climate, heat, UV light, stress, pollution, etc. If sensitive skin is not balanced it feels tight, dry, itchy, and develops redness. Therefore, sensitive skin requires special care to balance our skin and its condition. For this stick to one brand which identifies formulas like hypoallergenic, non-irritating, free from parabens, fragrance, mineral oil, and sulfate. People with this skin type should always buy those makeup for girls which is labeled as hypoallergenic and free from harmful chemicals. A person can buy those makeup for girl/ self which is specially designed for sensitive skin only.