An Easy Guide To Finding Your Skin Type
The rapid growth in the beauty industry has resulted in the availability of a huge range of skincare products for each of the different skin types. But then, the most important things depend on the skin type to buy the appropriate products that would suit the particular skin. With a few simple and basic methods, we can easily determine the type of skin that we have. This can be done easily in our homes without spending anything. So, let us see a few of those methods…
Test 1: Blotting Sheet Method / T-Zone Test
How To Do?
- Firstly, use your regular cleanser and clean your face thoroughly.
- Rinse with normal water and pat it dry completely.
- Then do not use any of the skincare products on your face for about one hour.
- After one hour, take about 5 blotting sheets.
- Place those sheets on your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.
- This is done for determining the oil production happening in your skin.
- When all the blotting sheets placed on your face stays, then you have an oily skin type.
- If all the blotting sheets fall off after placing them on your face, then you have dry skin.
- If the sheets placed on your T- zone (chin, nose and forehead) stays and the other sheets placed on your cheeks fall, then you have a combination skin type.
- When the blotting sheets stay for a short duration of time on your skin and then if it falls off, then you have a sensitive skin type.
Test 2: Look Method
How To Do?
- Look at the mirror and start observing if there are any pores or shiny appearance on your face.
- If the pores present in your facial akin are more dilated and visible to your eyes, then you have an oily skin type.
- These pores are the region where the sebum produced in your skin comes out and makes your skin to be oily.
- Your entire face will look shiny due to the oil present in your facial skin.
- When you look at your face in the mirror and if you do not find any visible pores present in your skin, then you have a dry skin type.
- Usually, dry skin will appear plain and clear.
- You may notice some white and dry patches on your skin if you have a dry skin type.
- Also, your skin will be too tight and rough when you touch it and see.
- The chin area present in your face will have a gleamy shine due to the oil content present in your skin.
- Also, there will be some visible pores present in your chin region if you have combination skin.
- The rest portion of your face including the T-zone area (nose, forehead and chin) will be dry without any visible pores or oily substance.
Test 3: Paper/ Tissue Method
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How To Do?
- Firstly, take a small amount of cleanser and apply it all over your face.
- Then wash your face well with the normal water.
- Use a clean towel and pat it dry completely.
- Do this before going to bed and do not apply any creams or lotions on your face.
- Also, make sure that there is no air-conditioning in the room.
- Sleep well and do the test after waking up in the morning.
- Take a paper or tissue and place it on the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and all over your face.
- Notice the paper or the tissue to determine the results.
- The paper or tissue will become oily when you place it.
- Also, when you touch your skin, you can feel too much of an oily substance present in your face.
- If there are no oil contents on the paper after placing it on your face, then it is a dry skin type.
- When you notice if some portions of your face are dry and the other portions are oily, then you have a combination skin type.
- When you touch your face, if you could notice that your face contains just enough oil and it also stays moisturized well, then you have a normal skin type.
Test 4: Pinch Method
How To Do?
- Use your thumb finger and forefinger and pinch a region of your face in the cheek region below your eyes.
- When you pinch, if you notice that portion of your skin to be firm, plump and nice, then you have an oily skin type.
- Also notice the time that the skin takes to get back to the normal position when you pinch it and leave.
- If it returns back very skin, then it means the skin is well moisturized and hydrated.
- Also, oily skin will be more smooth when you touch it.
- When you pinch your skin, if you notice any white flakes on your skin then you have a dry skin.
- Your skin would turn into a crumbling paper look while pinching.
- Also when you pinch and leave it, if your skin takes a longer duration than usual then you have a dry skin which is dehydrated and not moisturized properly.
- When you pinch, your skin will be neither too dry and too oily, then you have a normal skin type.
- Also, the overall skin tone in your facial skin will be common.
- You will have a very clear and smooth skin type without any visible or large pores.
- And you will not have any skin blemishes on your facial skin in terms of normal skin type.
- When you pinch, you will be noticing your cheek region to have a very dry skin type with the white flakes.
- Then the T zone in your face will be oily and very smooth which would resemble the characteristics of oily skin type.
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