Everything You Need To Know About Your Skin Type

Natasha Patel , 23 Feb 2018

We live in a world where everything we see and read on the internet makes an impact on the way we perceive and go about our lives. Many-a-times we look at how a certain celebrity or known face, or even a friend uses a particular beauty product and wonder how it would suit us… You can’t deny it, we all mentally purchase the product just by looking at it. But the first thing you need to know is that not everyone is the same. Beauty 101—No one’s skin tone, texture or type is alike. So, what’s the use of putting spends into something that just won’t give you the desired results, right?

We’re here to make your lives a little easier by helping you first and foremost determine the kind of skin you have… Because only then can you know how to get the most of it!

1. Oily Skin

Excess oil production can affect your skin leaving the pores congested and clogged. This usually means that your face becomes shiny all over, no matter how many times you wash or blot it.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Cleanse your skin—morning and night.
  2. Don’t avoid moisturising. You can use an oil-free moisturiser.
  3. Use a gentle exfoliator.
  4. If you have acne–Use an exfoliator that has anti-bacterial ingredients.

2. Dry Skin

The first indication of dry skin is that you always notice flakiness on your face. And your skin usually feels tight throughout the day.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Avoid long, hot showers.
  2. Apply fragrance-free creams.
  3. Stay away from perfumed soaps.
  4. Moisturise regularly. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid.

3. Combination Skin

If your T-zone is shiny while the rest of your face is pretty normal, you have combination skin. This happens when you have different pore sizes that result in a combination of dryness and oil.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Use a moisturiser that isn’t very heavy. Moisturisers with gel-like texture work best.
  2. Gentle, daily exfoliation is important to keep your T-zone balanced.
  3. Use blotting paper to remove excess oil from your T-zone or other oily areas.

Andddd, that’s how you know your skin type. Ta-da!

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