Knowing what skin type you have, is pretty important. It helps you know what products are suited to you, and which to steer away from.
However, determining your skin type can be confusing and quite tricky, so here are some tips on how to help!
1. Normal Skin:
If you have normal skin, when placing tissue on your face, you will not have any traces of oil. It will feel vibrant, supple and elastic. This is the least problematic skin type.
People with normal skin are lucky to have clean and smooth faces and have a healthy complexion with good circulation. Even with minimum care, it looks good even into advanced age. (Lucky!)
2. Dry Skin:
If you have dry skin, the paper will be clean too. However you will have flaky, dry and the feeling of tight skin after you have wiped it.
Dry skin is very prone to aging, and irritations. It can still look great on young people, however to keep it healthy you will need to moisturise and apply care to your face.
3. Oily Skin:
With oily skin, you will find that you have spots of facial oil on the tissue, from areas like your cheeks, nose and forehead.
This is a problematic skin type, and can appear greasy, thick and shiny with enlarged pores and is more prone to acne. The good thing about oily skin though, is that is not prone to much ageing and wrinkles. Make sure to clean carefully, exfoliate and avoid heavy creams in order to look after your skin.
4. Combination Skin:
With combination skin (which most women have) the tissue will have traces of oil from your nose and forehead, but areas touched by your cheeks will be clean.
This skin type has patched of both dry and oily skin, and requires different types of care for different areas of your face! The dry areas of your face, should be treated with rich creams and moisturisers, while the oily (which will most probably be on forehead and nose) can be treated with thorough cleaning and cleansing.
5. Sensitive Skin:
If you have sensitive skin, you will find that it tends to feel tight and can be irritated very easily. It is common for sensitive skin to develop red and scaly areas, which can be itchy. It is also prone to breaking into spots. Due to this, sensitive skin is the most problematic and fragile skin type to have, and needs extra special care and special products to treat it!
What skin type do you have, and what do you find works best for you?