Determining Skin Type

Based on the results of the tissue dabbing along your t-zone, you should be able to determine your skin type.

Generally skin falls into 4 different categories

  • If you have dry skin, there will be flakes on your tissue, or if no flakes, your skin will feel taught and stretched. Often people who have a dry skin will have very small pores.
  • If you have oily skin, there will be oil on the tissue. People with oily skin will also commonly have large pores and their skin will exhibit a sheen.
  • If you have normal skin, you will not find much of anything at all on the tissue, and your skin will feel neither tight nor dry, or have any kind of a sheen to it. Normal skin generally has medium to small pores that are not particularly visible.
  • If you have combination skin (probably the most common type) you will find that different areas of your face will have different results. For example, your forehead might be slightly oily but your nose and chin are dry or normal. Never fear a combination skin diagnosis, there are plenty of products to help you bring your skin into balance

You have just done a basic skin type analysis, CONGRATULATIONS! By determining your skin type you can start looking at products designed especially for you and your skin and determine which ones will be the most beneficial to you.

Understanding your type is important to your skin health and your beauty regime, you do not want to use products designed to re-introduce more natural oils into your skin if you already have oily skin. Doing that leaves you at risk for a potential acne breakout. Take your time to determine what products will work best for your skin type, and if you have specific issues such as acne or dry skin spots knowing your skin type will help you address those too. Always be aware that using organic cleansers and skincare products is far superior to using any type of a chemically produced skincare product. Please also remember that if you have a serious skin condition or a persistent one on any part of your body you should consult your doctor first.