To find out what skin type you have can be really helpful when you are looking for skin products like cleansers, toners, moisturizers and even makeup products like primers and foundations. I personally have normal sensitive skin but it can go dry depending on the weather which is why I use a mild cleanser and a good moisturizer and I wouldn’t mind a face oil.
But how do you figure out your skin type? You don’t need to go to a professional to get to know what kind of skin type you have. You are fully capable of finding out on your own. The best way to determine your skin type is to look and feel. I would recommend that you wash your face with a mild cleanser and dry your skin with a towel with gentle motions. The next step would be to leave your skin bare and wait about an hour and then go take a look at your skin in the mirror.
When talking about skin types, the major types are normal, dry, oily, and combination skin. If you find your skin to look shiny and it has an all-over slick feeling to it when looking in the mirror the hour after you have washed it, then you have oily skin. If you find your skin to feel very dry and even rough with dried out patches, then you have dry skin. If you notice that your skin might look shiny in the T zone but dry at other areas, then you have combination skin. If you find your skin to feel smooth without dry patches our oily areas, then you have normal skin. Some people might say that sensitive skin is a skin type for itself, but I won’t categorize it as a skin type. I think it is something you have with your skin type as I think you can have oily sensitive skin as well as dry sensitive skin.
What is sensitive skin? When you have sensitive skin, your skin might react differently to some products. Your skin might react with redness, itchiness, burning, or dry out because of a product. As I told you earlier, I have sensitive skin myself and I know what a struggle it is.
I hope you found this post helpful! If you already know what skin type you have and think that this post was a bit of a dud, then don’t worry! This will be my first post about skin types as I am planning on creating a lot more content about skin types and what products would work the best for yours! So keep an eye open 😉 I hope to see you back soon!