Most of us hit the local beauty store, ask the “specialist” what they recommend and walk out without having much more of a clue. Chances are you’ve never really taken the time to identify the type of skin that you have. This is an important step in achieving a healthier looking skin complexion.
Chances are that you’ve never really thought of it or even worried about it at all but the truth is that it definitely matters. There’s a chance that you once knew your type but it’s likely changed over time. Here’s everything I know about diagnosing your skin type and why it matters so much.
Simple Steps For Diagnosing Your Skin Type
Once you figure out your skin type, you’ll be able to easily purchase the type of products that may work best for you. There are a few ways to figure out what category your skin falls within.
You’ll need to pay close attention to the texture of your skin if you want to learn the type of complexion you have. Your texture can tell you quite a bit about your skin as it helps you identify the best products to apply.
Assuming that your skin is feeling tight, then there’s a good chance that it’s excessively dry. Now, if it’s feeling slightly greasy or shiny then you most likely have oily skin. If you have what’s known as combination skin, then your skin is likely to feel dry all over in places other than what’s known as your T-zone. For those unfamiliar with the T-zone, that’s your nose, chin area, and your forehead.
See also: Acne Face Map
Look Into Your Pores
The size of your pores plays a major role in your skin condition. While all pores are visible, those that are larger may be a clear indication of trouble. If you find that you’re dealing with large pores that easily become clogged then you may have oily skin. If you’re dealing with dry skin then your pores will likely be very small and they may even feel tight.
If you have combination skin, then you’ll notice that the pores around your nose will be quite large and much smaller in other areas.
If you use what I’ve provided to examine your skin then you’ll be able to easily identify the best types of products to improve your skin. One of the products that you can start with is a moisturizer.
If you’ve identified that your skin is oily, then many moisturizers may cause your skin to feel really greasy. Those with skin that may be extra dry will want to use a moisturizer that’s proven to work on your skin. If you’re sporting combination skin, then you may want to only apply moisturizer to some areas of your face but not all.
See also: Best Water Based Moisturizers
Further Caring For Your Skin
Assuming that you’ve done a little work to identify your skin type, then I’m going to help you care for your skin. If your skin is oily, then you don’t have to worry about hydrating your skin. As a result, I’m going to tell you that you don’t need to use any creams that may to deemed too heavy. You’ll want to perhaps turn to oil-based products as well.
If you’ve got dry skin, then you’ll want to be sure to hydrate your skin properly. Find a cream that helps lock in moisture and you’ll be good to go.
Now if you have combination skin, then you need to try and normalize your skin. That’s the goal here and the best way to do so is to use something that contains jojoba oil. You can apply this oil injunction with a cleanser and you’ll be all set. Those with normal skin can try and use something that’s not as heavy.
This is just to get you started and if you’re looking for specific details based on your skin type, feel free to reach out to us. There’s a good chance that we can help you.