Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Beauty: Skintype





I often get the question: "how do I know what skintype I have ?" so I tought I'd just write a blog about it. There are 5 primary skintypes: normal, dry,oily, sensitive and combination skin.

To determine your current skin type, start by washing your face. (Note: For best results, do not apply any product after washing). In about one hour, your skin will revert back to its "normal" state and will be ready to begin the comparison.

Normal Skin
You have a normal skin when it looks clear and it's even colored. It's neither greasy nor tight. When you cleanse your face, your skin will feel smooth and comfortable no matter what cleanser you use.
Normal skin will only occasionally have outbreaks. At the end of the day it should still look clear.
This is the easiest skintype to take care of.

Dry Skin
You'll know you have dry skintype when your skin loses it moisture quickly, especially in winter and dry seasons. It can feel flaky and rough. Aftwer cleansing your face it can feel tight and sometimes itchy. Generally dry skin has hardly any outbreaks or pimples.

Oily Skin
When you have a shiny complexion, you have oily skin. It generally has open pores. Oily skin is more sensible to pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Oily skin will appear shiny about mid-day (hello blotting paper!) and you'll often experience outbreaks.

Sensitive Skin
When you skin feels dry or itchy in some areas after washing it with a cleanser you'll know you have a sensitive skin. Flaky patches and some redness may appear mid-day or after using a cleanser that is too strong for you.

Combination Skin
When you're oily in the T-zone and you're dry on your cheeks you'll have a combination skin.
Occasionally you'll have a breakout in your T-zone. Basically it's going to be a combination of all the characteristics above.

It's really important to figure out your skintype if you want your skincare products to work for you! Also remember that while your initial skin type is genetically determined, as you grow, your skin type becomes increasingly influenced by what you eat and your overall health lifestyle.

Do you know your skintype?

Xo S.

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