Knowing your skin type is absolutely vital when you’re going to buy products for your skin because the last thing you or anybody else wants is getting a skin reaction from something that was recommended by a friend of yours because it did wonders on her and she is absolutely glowing now….
It might sound like common sense to you, but believe it or not, a lot of people need to be reminded that no two people are the same, what works for them mightn’t work for you and vice versa! But don’t lose all hope quite yet, there is something out there for everyone! All it takes is knowing what skin type you have so this way you’ll know which products will(or at least they should) do wonders for you.
At this stage you might or mightn’t know exactly what skin type you have, and yes, we can all agree that generally your skin would be a lot drier in the winter, while on the other hand you might need a few pieces of blotting paper for your over working sebaceous glands in the summer…
But this quick ‘at-home skin analysis’ will help you be less doubtful….
Self-test: Skin Analysis
-Always analyse your skin after having cleansing it.
-Do NOT apply any moisturizer in case it interferes with your final verdict….
-If the overall texture is flaky then consider yourself a dry bird! shiny? then you’re definitely oily… smooth? then consider yourself lucky because you have normal skin! Reddish? sensitive! A bit of everything = combination
Dry: Tight after washing, looks flaky, dehydrated, invisible pores, poor elasticity shows fine lines the fastest
Combination: Oily T-zone with dry cheeks, larger pores on the forehead, nose and chin, elasticity dependent on combination type
Sensitive: Can range from oily to dry, easily irritated, flushes easily, can appear patchy and red, itchy
These are the basic guidelines that everyone should be aware of because this way you will be in a better position to choose the right products for your skin type.
Now that you’ve graduated from part 1 of this course, go share your wisdom with your loved ones and help them properly identify their skin type!