9th March, 2011 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 1 Comment
-What is Your Skin Type-
There are 5 basic skin types that most of us fall into; normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive. To find your skin type you will want to wash and dry your face and then leave it clean from any skin care products for at least an hour. Then take a single piece of tissue and press to your forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks. This will give you a good indication as to which skin type you fall into.
Normal skin: If there is no oil on the tissue and your face doesn’t feel tight or flaky.
Dry skin: No oil appears on the tissue but your face feels dry, tight, or flaky.
Oily skin: If oil comes off of your forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks.
Combination skin: If there is oil on your forehead and nose, which happen to have the most oil glands, but not on your cheeks.
Sensitive skin: If your skin tends to be tight and blotchy and if you are likely to have reactions to new skin care products such as redness, inflammation, or irritation.
Knowing your skin type will help you in selecting products that are designed to work for your specific skin type. But don’t forget that your skin type can change based on the climate, the season, or your age.
This may mean that you need to switch to a lighter moisturizer in the summer months and then use a thicker cream during the winter. By paying attention to your skin and adjusting your skin care routine accordingly, you can keep your skin looking its best.