“What is your skin type?”
Yep, you. I’m asking you what your skin type is? I bet you just start touching your face as you try to figure out what it is. Okay, stop touching your face. A lot of people don’t know how to answer that question. Usually when I ask my clients I get either a blank stare, the side eye, or the easiest response “normal” followed by a Kanye shrug. It’s all good though because I’m about to lay it all out for you front & center.
There are 4 different skin types that seem pretty self-explanatory; however can be a bit tricky at times. Your face may feel normal at the start of your day, but by lunch feel like you just doused yourself in oil. Knowing your skin type will guide you as you buy makeup, skincare products, and even help you take better care of your skin, including having more control of your skin. Here are 3 easy steps to help you identify your skin type.
- Clean your face using a facial cleanser. Wait about an hour before you apply any toners or moisturizers.
- After an hour has passed take a thin sheet of tissue or a blotting sheet and dab it all around your face, specifically in your T-zone area which includes your forehead, nose, and cheeks. Look to see if there is any residue (oil) on the sheet after you dab each section of your face.
- Access how your skin feels?
- Your face looks shiny and you see oil residue on the tissue paper. Your skin type is oily.
- Your face feels tight and tingly all over. Your skin type is dry.
- Your face feels comfortable and there is no oil residue on the tissue. Your skin type is normal.
- Your face feels comfortable, but there is a little oil residue on tissue. Your skin type is combination.
Regardless of your skin type the goal is to have balanced, hydrated, and supple skin. If you know your skin type, what is it? And while you’re sharing let us know what products are working for you and your skin type.
Thanks for reading! ~LYB