What Is My Skin Type?
Determining your skin type and conditions is a great skill to have. It is the key to plan a correct skin treatment.
Before start and determining your skin type and what to use or not, It’s important to know and consider your health history, skin care, lifestyle or habits, medical conditions or any other information that can affect your skin treatment.
For example, if you are allergic to all forms of nuts, you must avoid using any products containing nuts or nut by-products or using a honey and almond scrub on your skin will likely cause an allergic reaction.
Common allergies include fragrances, nuts, iodide allergies (avoid seaweed products), specific sunscreen ingredients or etc…
how to recognize your skin type?
- Begin by cleansing the skin with gentle cleansing milk or lotion. Remove all makeup. Do not tone the skin after cleansing, because this can make pores look smaller than they actually are.
- Turn on the bright light and Look at the skin carefully through a magnifying lamp (Most magnifying lamps enlarge the appearance of the skin by three to five times), and observe the entire skin from top to bottom.
- To determine the skin type, look for the presence or absence of visible pores, if you see the pores are clearly visible, then your skin type is either normal or oily. The larger the pore, the oilier the skin is. The smaller the pore, the less oil is reaching the surface to prevent surface dehydration. Oily skin is known by larger pores, normal skin by average size pores and dry skin by very small pores or sometimes barely visible pores.
The most common skin type is combination skin which is characterized by oily, normal and dry skin in different areas. Usually with oilier areas in the center of the face and pores become visibly Smaller. The T-zone is the area of the forehead, nose, and chin. This area is often oily and may often have larger pores. The width of the T-zone determines whether the combination skin leans toward being combination-dry (narrower T-zone) or combination-oily
- Now that you have determined the skin type, you must observe any conditions of the skin, such as aging, sun damages, acne, and sensitive skins as well as recognizing and referring medical conditions. symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching.
Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems also can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions.
Skin types & Tips
Normal Skins: Perfectly even pores distribution
Oily Skin: Enlarged pores throughout the face; may be very shiny with obvious oiliness
Combination-Oily Skin: Larger pores through the nose, chin, and forehead, extending to the cheeks, with smaller, less visible pore in the perimeter of the face.
Combination-Dry Skin: Pore structure is visible only through the very center of the face, especially in the nose area, fine or invisible pore structure on the cheeks and outer areas of the face.