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Determining your skin type

Thursday, January 14, 2021

If you are planning on scheduling a facial or you wish to purchase products for your face, it's important to know your skin type. Of course, you would be surprised to know just how many people don't know their own skin type! So, here are some easy steps you can follow to help you identify yours.

Bare-faced test
Wash and cleanse your face thoroughly with a mild cleanser. Pat dry and leave your skin as-is for about 30 minutes. Now take a close look at your skin. If your skin feels tight, it is most likely dry. If you notice shiny areas, this indicates oily skin.

Blotting sheet
You can also use blotting paper to identify oily areas. This is particularly great for those with combination skin. Place the blotting sheet on your face and, when you're done, hold it up to the light. Look for patches that look wet. These are the oily areas of your skin.

Dry skin options
For dry skin, gentle exfoliation using non-abrasive products can help rid your face of dead skin cells without drying your skin out even more. It's important to moisturise regularly with products for dry skin too.

Normal or combination skin options
Gentle exfoliation on a daily basis is great for these types of skin. A moisturiser with a gel-like texture is ideal. Make sure that you use a small amount so that you don't make your skin excessively oily.

Oily skin options
Use a gentle exfoliator regularly to keep those pores clean. Look for products with antibacterial properties if you suffer from acne.

It also helps to have facials applied regularly by a trained professional. Natural products are best for all skin types. If you are still not sure what your skin type is, an expert can help you. If you have sensitive skin or any allergies, make sure that you let the technician know before they begin.

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