Knowing your skin type is extremely important. However, skin can be a deceiving organ, and figuring out your skin type isn’t as easy as looking in the mirror. That’s why we’ve created a guide on how to figure out your skin type in three simple steps. If you’ve ever wondered how to identify the best ways to treat your unique facial concerns, you’ve come to the right place.
How to Figure Out your Skin Type:
Step 1: Wash Your Face
Wash off any makeup, oil or dirt on your face, and double cleanse for the best results.
This step is essential in figuring out your skin type because any product residue on your face makes it difficult to understand what your true skin type is.
Step 2: Wait
To properly figure out your skin type, wait for 30 minutes to an hour without putting any product on, we know it’s difficult, but you’ll thank us later. This step is like working on a slow computer, it’s annoying and it brings out the true menace in you. Same goes for your skin in this process.
Step 3: Examine Your Skin
Once you’ve washed and waited patiently, you’re ready to examine your skin in order to figure out your skin type.
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If your skin type is dry, your face will feel tight and possibly itchy after this experiment, you will see little to no oil produced in either your T-zone or other areas of your face.
Dry skin is prone to breakouts and redness and peeling if it is not properly moisturized. It’s important to use a moisturizer that penetrates deeply into your skin cells rather than simply sitting on top.
Here are some of our favorite products to use to effectively combat dry skin.