We’ve all heard our favourite beauty bloggers say “this product is perfect for dry skin”, “I have combination skin so I use this” and we can’t help but think wow that product works great on her, but will it suit me? Do I have the same “skin type”? Well fear not, this blog is going to help you asses you skin type and help you choose your products wisely.
Different types of skin
Before knowing your specific skin type, let’s just get an overview on what are the different types of skin types. There are 5 main skin types:
How to identify your skin type
Now that we know what are the different skin types we can be, let’s look at some basic ways to assess our skin types.
Tips for all skin types
Now that your skin type is identified and assessed, you need some knowledge or basic tips on practices which will prove to be beneficial for your skin.
It is a myth that if you have oily skin, you do not need a moisturizer. This is
false, doing this may actually lead to your skin becoming oilier. So instead opt for a lightweight or gel based moisturizer.
Cream based moisturizers are your best friend. They are thick in consistency and contain oil which help replenish the hydration in the skin.
It is the most important for your skin type to perfect a skin care routine as you have to tackle both issue. This doesn’t mean that you overload your skin care routine with multiple products, identify the right ones and stick to those.
Looking after your skin sounds like a very tough routine to start but have faith in the process. Once you get the routine right and you start practicing daily, it will become second nature to you. The changes you will see, will keep you going.