Skin Type Diagnosis
DO THIS SIMPLE TEST:
WHEN YOU WAKE UP TOMORROW MORNING, USE A CLEAN TISSUE AND WIPE YOUR FACE.
Your skin feels tight and dry in the morning and leaves the tissue spotless, it is likely Dry. If your skin is tender, easily irritated and tends to break into spots, it may also be Sensitive.
Normal to combination skin
Your skin feel supple and vibrant in the morning, leaving no oil on the tissue? Sounds like Normal skin to us. Some oil coming from just the nose and forehead, on the other hand, is a sign of Combination skin.
Oily or Acne-prone skin
If the tissue shows spots of oil where it touched your cheeks in addition to your nose and forehead, you probably have Oily or Acne-Prone Skin.
Fine lines, crow's feet and wrinkles are the most evident signs of aging for men and women. Uneven skin tone with blotchiness and age spots are also very common. Visible pores with a rough skin texture are the first signs of again skin.
How to care for your skin type
Photo by Bogdan Kurylo
DRY SKIN Care
Treat your dry skin kindly, use gentle soaps and cleansers and avoid astringent toners (especially ones that contain alcohol). To dry your skin, gently pat it with a clean towel. Make sure to limit baths and showers to 5-10 minutes, once a day, and do not scrub your skin while bathing. Moisturize twice daily with a rich serum.
SENSITIVE SKIN care
New products should always be patch tested on sensitive skin. Wash and moisturize your face twice daily; apply moisturizer right after washing, while your skin is still moist, then pat it dry. Avoid steaming hot baths and showers, limit exposure to extreme temperatures, and take the time to remove all makeup before bed. Stay clear of the sun when you can and always use high quality sunscreen.
OILY SKIN care
It is especially important that you cleanse your skin twice daily. Show your skin some love by keeping a spray bottle of astringent toner on you to spritz on your face during the day. And don’t forget: oily skin needs moisturizing too! Just make sure you pick a light moisturizing serum over thicker ones.
Be nice to your skin
WE GET IT: it’s tempting to bully your skin into submission using synthetic, mass-produced creams, scrubs and soaps. In the long run, though, that approach is bound to cause more harm than good. Instead, start by getting to know your skin: get in touch with its natural rhythm; be kind to it. And make sure you support it with healthy habits, such as: GET LOTS OF SLEEP | REDUCE STRESS & ANXIETY | DO NOT SMOKE | LIMIT CAFFEIN & ALCOHOL INTAKE | EAT ORGANIC WHOLE FOODS AND AVOID REFINED SUGAR | LIMIT SUN EXPOSURE & USE HIGH QUALITY SUNSCREEN