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How to Determine your Skin Type
There are many people around us who do not know what type of skin they have. Though this is not difficult to determine your skin type. For this all you need is a clear tissue, when you wake up in the morning, immediately use the tissue to blot your face and take a deep look at the results.
If the tissue blots oil from your face, then you probably have oily skin.
If the tissue is clean and you feel tight skin then you have a dry skin.
If you see tissue picked up a little oil from T-Zone then you have the normal skin.
If the tissue has oil spots from forehead, nose and chin, then you have combination skin.
Know your Skin Type
The skin falls into five categories; normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive.
Normal Skin Type
Normal skin type is considered ideal skin. As the name shows normal skin is not too oily or too dry. It has smooth and healthy tone without any imperfections or sometimes a few. There is no sensitivity observed in normal skin and it has barely open pores. People having normal skin often have radiant complexion in an even tone.
Dry Skin Type
Many people have dry skin type and this type of skin causes problem especially in winter season. Due to lack of moisture, dry skin develops wrinkles and fine lines on face. Dry skin has almost invisible pores with dull and rough complexion along red patches.
If you see above problems in your skin then you have a dry skin type.
Dry skin made worse by aging, genetic factor, hormone change, UV rays, indoor heating, hot bath, and medications.
Care of Dry Skin
You can take care your dry skin by following these simple steps.
- Take short bath or shower. No more then once a day.
- Use gentle, mild soap or cleanser. Do not use deodorant soaps.
- Avoid scrubbing your skin while bathing.
- Must apply moisturizer on your skin right after taking bath.
- Wear gloves when going to use water or detergent in household work.
Oily Skin Type
Like dry skin it is hard to treat the oily skin especially in summer season. Oily skin has enlarged pores that produce oil which gives it shiny, greasy and dull appearance. Oily skin produces acne, blemishes, pimples and black heads on skin.
Oily skin gets worse by stress, exposing to heat or too much humidity and hormonal imbalances.
Care of Oily Skin
- Wash your skin twice a day but no more then it.
- You need to use gentle cleanser but avoid scrubbing.
- Avoid touching and squeezing pimples because it can lead to skin worse problem.
Combination Skin Type
Combination skin is most common. People with combination skin have both dry and oily areas. The skin produces oil in the T-zone; the forehead, nose and chin whereas the skin is dry on the cheeks and around the eyes. Combination skin can be difficult to manage because the various areas of the skin require different treatment.
Sensitive Skin Type
This is the most fragile skin type. Sensitive skin easily tends to burn and he skin is prone to irritation and redness.
Sensitive skin gets worst if you use regular skin products. It results reddish, itchy or rash on skin.
Care of Sensitive Skin
- Use only those products design for sensitive skin.
- Avoid using products with harsh chemicals.
- Don’t smoke
- Stay hydrated and moisturizes your skin daily.
- Wash your skin every day and put off make up before going to bed.