How many different skin types and how to know your skin type?

September 15, 2022

It’s essential to know your skin type if you want take care of your skin in a proper way. Knowing your skin type enable you to select the proper way and right products to achieve the best skin care results。

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The type of of skin is determined by genetics, but it will also be affected by other factors and can change with time. Basically, there are five types of health skin:Normal,Dry,Oily, Combination (both oily and dry skin), sensitive.

It is not easy to determine your skin type,lacking of knowledge about skin type.But how to know your skin type?

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You can try the following way to examining your skin:

  • Dab your face with a tissue.

Wait for an hour after washing your face and then pat your T-zone with a tissue.Look at the tissue to determine if oil rubbed off on it. If it did, you either have oily or combination skin.

  • Notice how your skin feels.

If you have dry skin, your face will feel tight after cleansing whereas oily skin will feel cleaner tight after washing it. Your T-zone will feel clean if you have combination skin, but your cheeks will feel tight. Sensitive skin will react to certain cleansers, and may cause itchy skin or a rash.

If your skin is sensitive type, your face will get red, itchy, or a rash could form after using certain facial products.Oily skin will start to feel greasy again as your day continues.

  • Look in the mirror.

If you noticed red, flaky patches all over your face, you mostly likely have dry and/or sensitive skin. If your face is shiny all over, you have oily skin.

  • Look at your pore size.

If you have normal skin, your pores will be visible but not large. Take a few steps back from the mirror. If you still see your pores, you have oily skin. If your pores are not at all visible, you have dry skin.

Combination skin occurs when you have more than one pore size on your face resulting in a combination of dry, oily and normal skin.

  • 5.Pinch your skin.

 If your skin easily wrinkles after pressure is applied, you have dry or combination skin. Oily skin will feel smooth.

  • 6.Ask your dermatologist for professional opinions.

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