How To Figure Out Your Skin Type & What Products To Use

I’m going to be talking about figuring out your skin type. Knowing what your skin type is can be really important so you know what skin care products to use. If you are using the right skin care products your skin should also look and feel alot healthier.

Normal Skin
Normal skin is the skin type that we all want – no oiliness and no dryness. Normal skin generally has very few discolourations and skin tone won’t vary very much. Generally if you have this skin type you won’t get many blemishes except from an occassional breakout. Pores probably won’t be very visible and there will generally be little to no sensitivity. If you think you have this skin type you should use mild products that are alcohol free. During the day you should wear a light but hydrating moisturiser that has SPF in it (what SPF you use should be based on your skin colour and tone). For a night moisturiser the best option would probably be a rich hydrating moisturiser but not too thick.

Dry Skin
If you have dry skin will feel and even look dry and probably be quite flaky in particularly dry areas. Like normal skin, your pores will probably be almost invisible but you may also have red patches on your skin. Your skin will probably lack elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles will be more visible. When caring for dry skin it’s best to keep things as natural as possible. Again, using mild products is a good idea and it’s probably best to use rich moisturisers with SPF. Things like shea butter and coconut oil will probably work well too. 

Oily Skin
If you have oily skin your skin will obviously have a shiney appearance due to excess oil production. Because of this your pores will also be englarged and genrally you will be prone to acne and blackheads. If you have oily skin you should wash your face with a light cleanser twice a day to prevent oil glands from producing too much sebum. You should exfoliate regurlarly but no more than once a day to prevent pores from becoming blocked. Eventhough it may not seem nessecary you must moisturise with a light moisturiser with SPF and without oil.

Combination Skin
If you have combination skin generally you have an oily t-zone (chin, nose and forehead) and dryer areas around eyes, hair and jaw line but your skin can be any combination at all. Generally you will have large pores and will be prone to blackheads. It can be difficult to manage combination skin but it’s just finding what works for you. Usually the trick is to use different products for different parts of the face, like using a light and oil free moisturiser in the oily areas and a richer moisturiser in dryer areas. 

Love Sarah x


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