how to know your skin type

 People doesn’t really focus on this topic and just go with what’s trending and effective as seen on TV and reviews online. And that’s a big mistake. There are reasons why certain product works on your BFF and not on you. And be careful because it might do you more harm than good!

There are different type of skins and with different skin type comes with different product that is best for you. The following are the different kind of skin type: Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination, and Sensitive.

There are factors that affects and determine a specific type and these are your skin’s hydration which affects your skin elasticity, the amount of oil your skin produces which affects the softness of your skin, and how sensitive your skin is.

Normal skin is far the best skin type since it is not to dry or oily, perfect balance. Those who have this kind of skin have fewer skin dilemma. Their pores are not that visible, no sensitive skin, have a nice complexion, and (almost) no breakouts!

Personally this is by far one of the most hated (if not the most) skin type. When you have this kind of skin you are prone to acne breakout since you’ll have larger pores that is caused by the excessive production of sebum that clogs your pore. You are also prone to blackheads, blemishes, and other skin irritants.

For those who have dry skin type you may have almost invisible pores, red patches, visible lines, and rough complexion. There will be instances wherein your skin can crack and peel so it is very important to use moisturizer and use mild soaps.

As per the name, if you have a combination skin type some part of your face might need different kind of care since some part may be oily while the other is sensitive or dry. Those under this skin type might have visible and bigger pores, blackheads, and some shiny face parts.

If you have this kind of skin type it is best for you to not try different products that keeps popping in the market. If you finally found the one that works then stay with it or if you really want to try a new product just make sure that there is no substance that will irritate your skin. Sensitive skin type is prone to redness, itch, and dryness.

Last tip, no matter what kind of skin you have always remember to stay moisturized! Always.