Perhaps the first and most important step in achieving a beautiful and glowing skin is to determine what skin type you have. However, many women find it difficult to figure out which category they fall into. The problem when you misdiagnosed your skin type is that you can end up using the wrong skin regimen. Wrong skin regimen can cause irritation, breakouts and other skin issues. That is why it is very important to accurately determine type.
Check out these tips on how to take care of the skin according to various skin types.
What You Need: To determine what skin type you have, you need a clean facial tissue to wipe your face in the morning just after you wake up.
Oily skin also means a problematic skin. When you have oily skin, it will leave spots of oil on the tissue, specifically on the T-zone areas which includes the forehead, down the nose and the chin. Your skin may look greasy, coarse, shiny and thick. You usually have enlarged pores and your skin is acne-prone.
The good news about oily skin is that you have a skin that age better and you are not prone to wrinkles and fine lines. Wash your face with a cleanser especially formulated for oily skin. Preferably do this routine before you go to bed and every morning. Exfoliate twice a week. You can use astringent if you have breakouts. For moisturizer and makeup products, make sure they are oil-free and it is better to use powdered blend makeup rather that liquid ones.
When you have dry skin, you will leave no trace of oil in the tissue paper. But your skin will feel flaky, tight and dry. Your skin tends to look sallow and you are more prone to wrinkles and aging. But the good thing is you have fine pores which look great when you are still young.
Dry skin can have many issues especially when you become older. It is recommended that you use heavy cleansers and moisturizers. Applying natural anti-aging creams or masks is a good way to keep it healthy. Don't forget to exfoliate weekly and always keep yourself hydrated.
This is the skin types most women have. When you wipe your face with a tissue you will see oil spots in the nose and forehead but dry and clean in the areas that touched your cheeks. Combination skin has medium pores; it is evenly textured and has a healthy color.
This skin type may require different kinds of skin care. Treat the oily part of your face differently from the dry part. Apply astringent and light moisturizers in the oily areas after you cleansed. Also make sure to exfoliate at least twice a week to remove dead skin cells and use heavy moisturizers on dry areas.
Sensitive skin may face with many skin issues. It tends to be very dry, tight and your skin will feel irritated and inflamed. Also, sensitive skin is prone to redness, itchiness and breakouts. For this skin type, lifestyle changes to prevent acne breakouts are recommended. If you have sensitive skin, you need special skin care and you need to carefully choose the skincare products you are going to use.
Finding the right products for this skin type is tricky. It is important to read the label carefully and find out what are the ingredients used. Choose a product that is especially formulated for sensitive skin. Choose products that are unscented and made from natural ingredients.
Determining your skin type is necessary to ensure that you are doing proper treatment and care for your skin. And now that you have figure out your skin type, it's time for you to get to work in achieving a healthy skin.