How To Determine Your Skin Type


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Are you confused about your skin type? Well! You are not alone. Determining your skin type is the first vital step you should take to care for your skin. Read on to find which category your skin falls into. 

Combination skin

A combination skin does not fall into any one skin category. While your eye area, temples and cheeks will be dry; your forehead, nose, and chin will be oily. These oily parts may have oily skin related problems like pimples or blackheads. Moreover your skin may have the tendency of becoming dry during the winter months and oily during the summer months.

Oily skin

Oily skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands and is characterized by a moist and shiny look. Clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads and pimples may turn out to be your constant companions.

Normal skin

If your skin has an even tone, smooth texture and lacks visible pores or blemishes; you have been blessed with normal skin. Neither too oily nor too dry, normal skin has a natural glow as it reflects light evenly. Breakouts or allergies occur rarely and therefore this skin type requires the least care.

Dry/Sensitive skin

Small fine flakes, dry patches, itching, eczema, etc. are some of the common signs of dry skin. The skin might feel rough, dry and dehydrated very often. Even after applying a moisturiser, your skin might look and feel aged and dry. Minor irritations can cause allergies or other skin problems to people with dry or sensitive skin.