HOW TO KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE*
Your skin type can change over time. For example, younger people are more likely than older people to have a normal skin type.
Everyone’s skin is normal to them, but in order to care for diverse skin types, we often group people into 4 major categories.
Ascertaining your skin type is an important first step in knowing
how to treat your skin, or that of your customer, what to use, and how to have perfect skin.
*DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TYPE*
Wash your face to remove make-up. Wash with a gentle cleanser and pat dry. This cleans away oils and dirt that may have accumulated during your day, giving your skin a fresh start. Do not over wash though.
Wait for 30mins. During this time, your skin should return to its natural state, the characteristics of which will determine your skin type. Act normally and don’t touch your face.
Dab your face with a tissue. Pay attention to the ‘T-zone’-the area of forehead and nose.
Skin falls into four types-
👉 Dry and
1. Normal skin: not too dry, not too oily. It has no or few imperfections, no severe sensitivity, barely visible pores, a radiant complexion.
2. Dry skin type: Almost visible pores, dull, rough complexion, red patches, less elasticity and more visible lines. When expose to drying factors, skin can crack, peel or become itchy, irritated or inflamed. If your skin is dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms and legs.
3. Oily skin: Enlarge pores, dull or shiny and thick complexion,
black heads, pimples or other blemishes.
4. Combination skin: can be dry or normal in some areas and oily else where such as the T-zone (nose, forehead and chin). It can produce overly dilated pores, black heads and shiny skin. Knowing your skin type goes a long way to dictate the kind of products and care the skin required.
Oily skin is characterized by the grease on the tissue. It is also common for a person with oily skin to have large pores and a shine.
Dry skin may feel taut or show flakes of dead skin. It is associated with small pores. Moisturizing is important for this skin type.
Combination skin is most common. It exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. Usually, the skin is oily in the T-zone and normal to dry elsewhere.