How to find your skin type
Your skin type has a big influence on what kind of skin care you should use.
The skin is divided into 6 different skin types. There are several different skin care products for each skin type, so it is important that you know your skin type before buying your products.
- Wash your face.
- If you are wearing makeup, remove this.
- Do not apply skin care to your skin, as it must be completely clean.
- After a few hours you can assess your skin type.
- Use a mirror and stand in natural sunlight.
- Now you can assess whether your skin is dry, oily or something completely different.
A normal skin type is neither too dry, too oily or in any other way out of balance. The skin has a fine color with normal pores and normal thickness. Although it is called a normal skin type, it is far from most people who have this type of skin.
If you have combination skin, you probably have one of the most common skin types. A combination skin consists of a mixture of normal, dry and oily skin. You may have some impurities and the cheeks may seem a little dry.
Your skin will appear glossy and shiny and your pores will appear coarser than usual. The skin will have blackheads and sebum bumps and your skin color may be a bit greyish. If you suffer from oily skin, you may also have a greater tendency to acne and other blemishes.
If you have a dry skin type, your skin will typically peel off and feel tight, a bit like the skin is a size too small. You may suffer from blackheads and enlarged pores.
This skin type is best suited to people over 50 years of age. The skin will lack fat and moisture. The skin may appear reddish, dry and dead skin cells will quickly settle on the surface of the skin. Typically, small blood bursts will occur in the skin, as the skin is not so well protected due to the lack of fat.
Your skin will often react to the environment around you and turn red in patches. The skin will be thin and fragile. Often, delicate skin will appear dry as it has difficulty retaining moisture.