Know Your Skin Type
Determining your skin type is absolutely necessary to ensure proper care and treatment of your skin. Knowing your skin type will help you pick the right product s for your skin and helps you to provide your skin with the best care.
There are 5 basic skin types. They are:
- Dry Skin
- Normal Skin
- Oily Skin
- Combination Skin
- Sensitive Skin
Do you know what your skin type is?
Normal: Skin tends to be even with maybe a few blemishes here and there. Not too much problematic areas.
Dry: Pores are small and skin often feels tight after a hot shower/bath. It is prone to blotchiness, dry patches and ashiness.
Oily: Pores are often large. Skin is more prone to blemishes and excess shine.
Combination: While the cheeks are dry, the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) area is oily. The face is a mixture of different skin types.
Sensitive: Skin is easily irritated therefore more prone to uneven skin tone. Easily irritated. Must be careful when choosing skincare products.
For dry skin, use a hydrating non-alcoholic lotion to moisten the skin. Milk toners are great for dry skin.
For oily skin, astringents are recommended because they help to remove dirt, excess oil and impurities.
For normal skin, use a non-alcoholic toner so it doesn’t strip your face from oil.
For sensitive skin, use a non-alcoholic soothing toner but in general, this step can actually skipped.