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How to Know Your Skin Type With This Simple Method

How to Know Your Skin Type With This Simple Method

We've all been there: impulsively adding that promising skincare product to the cart, only to discover it's not quite right for our skin. It's time we shop with intention. But to do that, we first need to truly understand our skin's unique needs. And the very first step? Finding our what our skin type is!

Steps to Determine Your Skin Type Using the "Watch and Wait" Method

  1. Begin with a Clean Face: Cleanse your face with a gental cleanser to remove makeup and impurities, then pat it dry.

  2. Let Your Skin Rest: Avoid applying any products immediately after cleansing.

  3. Observe After 30 Minutes: By this time, your skin would naturally reveal its type.

  4. Feel and Look: Touch various areas on your face, using an oil blotting paper is recommended for this. Note if they're oily, dry, or balanced.

Assessing the Results

  • Oily Skin: If there's a noticeable shine especially on the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), you likely have oily skin.

  • Dry Skin: Feelings of tightness or visible flakiness? This indicates dry skin.

  • Combination Skin: If some parts feel dry and others oily, you're in the combination category.

  • Normal Skin: A balanced texture without any of the above extremes suggests normal skin.

  • Sensitive Skin: Any redness, burning, or itching typically means sensitive skin.

Understanding the Ever-Changing Nature of Skin

Skin isn't static. Diet, age, climate, hormones, and stress can all influence skin type. So, while the "Watch and Wait" method can provide insights for today, your skin type might differ in the future. Consistently monitoring your skin and adjusting your care routine is key.

Note: Though this method offers quick insights, reaching out to a dermatologist for comprehensive skin concerns is advised.

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