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How to determine your skin type?

Everyone’s skin is unique and requires different skincare needs. Knowing your skin type is the first step in understanding what will work best for you. Fortunately, determining your skin type is relatively easy and can be done in a few simple steps.

Let’s break down the process of how to determine your skin type. 

The first step to figuring out your skin type is to cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser and leave it bare for 25-30 minutes. During this time, look in the mirror and take note of any oiliness or dryness on your forehead, nose, chin, cheeks and neck area.

Here are some guidelines that you can use to determine your skin type:

How your skin appear:

Dry Skin:

Appearance: Skin looks flaky and tight
Feeling: Feels tight and dry after washing, tightness persist with time, easily wrinkled when pulled

Oily Skin:

Appearance: Skin looks shiny and oil has start forming on skin, large pores may be present
How it feels: Feels clean after washing, turns greasy as more time passes, feels smooth when pulled

Combination Skin:

Appearance: Different parts of face show oiliness and dryness at the same time
How it feels: Feels tight in some area while greasy on the other

Acne Prone Skin:

Appearance: Breakouts along with blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts or nodules on the face
How it feels: Lots of bumps, some acne may be painful

Sensitive Skin:

Appearance: Skin appear red especially around cheeks area
How it feels: : Red, itchy, or a rash could form after using certain facial product

Mature Skin:

Appearance: Skin has signs of aging- characterized by wrinkles, fine lines and sagging
How it feels: Skin feels dry and has wrinkles

Normal Skin:

Appearance: Skin does not have shine or any flakiness
How it feels: Skin feels smooth, clean and not tight


Determining your exact skin care needs starts with knowing your specific type of complexion – whether it’s dry/oily/combination/acne prone/mature/sensitive – so take some time out now & get ready to find out what kind of routine works best for you! By doing so you can ensure that you always have a properly hydrated & balanced complexion no matter what kind it may be!

With this knowledge in hand you’ll never have trouble finding perfect product matches ever again.