Here at Beauty Expert, we know that determining your skin type can be a tricky process. It’s also a really important one as different products and treatments can vary for each skin type. By not knowing your skin type, you can actually be making your skin worse. Knowing whether you have normal, oily, dry or combination skin can stop those unwanted breakouts, energise dull skin, allows you to be savvier in your skincare treatments, and could even prevent the signs of early ageing!
We hope to make that process a little easier, which is why we’ve put together a step-by-step guide; to help you determine your skin type.
How to determine your skin type?
To help you determine your skin type, we recommend using the tissue test. Using the tissue as a tool is a really simple but effective method!
You’ll need to wash your face first using a gentle cleanser. Once you’ve cleansed and removed your make up, it’s best to lightly towel dry your face – just be sure not to overly rub. Now it’s time to blot your face, paying attention to your T-zone – this includes the forehead, nose, chin and area that circles the mouth.
Once you’ve finished blotting your face, it’s time to remove and carefully examine in a well lit room or near to a window.
- If your tissue doesn’t show any signs of oiliness and your skin looks generally healthy then you have normal skin – lucky you!
- If your tissue looks oily and your skin looks shiny then this is a pretty good indicator that you have oily skin.
- If the tissue has no oil and your face generally feels quite tight, dry and perhaps a little flaky, then this would indicate that you suffer with dry skin
- If your tissue is dry in some areas but oily in others, it’s likely that you have combination skin.
Skin type: Normal
So let’s get the normal skin type out of the way. Have a good look in the mirror (preferably a magnifying one) and see if you have little to no open pores, have neither dry nor oily patches and little to no breakouts. If this is what you see, then a normal skin type is what you have!
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