We all use a variety of creams and beauty solutions for our skin care. Is there any use by using creams without knowing your skin type? We all are created with a variety of skin types. We will get the best result whenever we use the perfect skin care lotions for our skin. Let’s learn about the different kinds of skin and the ways to test it

 

SKIN VARIETIES

 

  • Dry Skin
  • Oily Skin
  • Combination Skin
  • Normal Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

 

HERE IS THE TIPS TO IDENTIFY YOUR SKIN TYPE

 

1.DRY SKIN

 

Dehydration and Genetic factors cause dry skin. Dry skin can feel tight and is flaky. This skin type also looks tired and is always in need of a glow. flakiness, sensitivity, itchiness and cracks are the major symptoms of dry skin.

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY?

Wash your face with gentle face wash and pat your face with a soft cloth. Wait for an hour; If your skin feels itchy,tight and shows some flaky patches, then it's a Dry skin.


TIPS

  • Apply moisturiser to your skin to reduce its dryness
  • Drink enough water to prevent dehydration
  • Use water based skin care products
  • Avoid using harsh soaps

 

2.OILY SKIN

 

This skin type has an excess of natural moisture in it. This excess moisture leads to acnes and skin breakouts. After this breakout, the skin becomes dark at the broken part.

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY?

Wash your face and pat it dry. After that wait for an hour,If your face seems shiny and greasy, then it's an oily skin. The most oiliness will be on the T zone of your face, T Zone consists of your forehead, nose and skin.


TIPS

  • Don’t over wash your face
  • Avoid oily foods
  • Use oil free moisturizer

 

3.COMBINATION SKIN

 

This skin type is a mixture of both oily skin and dry skin, In some parts it will be oily and in some parts, it will be dry.

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY?

If your skin shows more oil on the T Zone and dryness on cheeks and jawline,after washing your skin and waiting for an hour,then it is a  combination skin.

 

TIPS

  • Avoid alcohol based products
  • Use toners and balancing creams

 

4.NORMAL SKIN

 

This is a very balanced type of skin. It may not be that much dry or oily. People with this type of skin may not experience frequent breakouts and pimples.

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY

If you feel good and even, not too oily or dry, then your skin is a normal one even after one hour of washing it.


TIPS

Wow you are lucky! You could experiment any product on your face.No issues.

 

5.SENSITIVE SKIN

 

You should be very careful if you have this kind of skin. Each and every chemical product will be harsh to this type of skin. This skin type is prone to redness, rashes and allergies.

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY

Wash your face, pat dry and wait for an hour;If it causes irritation, redness,itchy or inflammation, then it's sensitive skin.


TIPS

  • Always do a patch test just before choosing a skincare product.
  • Use natural methods for skin care
  • Avoid products having alcohol and antibacterial ingredients

 

Always use skincare products after understanding your skin type. These simple tips will surely help you.

 

NB: Consult a dermatologist before choosing skincare products, if you have an extremely sensitive skin