Have you ever noticed how every beauty blogger continuously focuses on your skin? Well, more than just revealing beauty and our health, the skin is our primary barrier to external environment. Hence, it’s important you pay careful attention in maintaining it.
The problem begins when most people still choose to not pay much attention towards knowing their skin type and as a result, have to face problems. These can range from makeup trouble or rashes, to acne outbreaks and even allergies. So, next time you decide to go on a shopping spree, you should be aware of the effects the products could have on your skin. And the only way you can know which products to choose is by first understanding your skin type. This is a lifehack that will save you time, money and beauty!
Knowing your skin
Understanding your skin is one of the most important tasks at hand. While it might sound like a difficult job, knowing how to find your skin type is actually quite simple. Here are a few methods you can try:
Bare faced method
This method is quite easy. It basically concentrates on your observation.
Instead of simply observing your skin, use a mild cleanser to wash your face and then gently pat dry.
Do not apply anything on the face (leave it bare) and wait for at least 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, notice your skin. You can even make facial expressions if you want to be absolutely certain.
If it seems tight and parched especially through facial expressions then you have dry skin but if you notice a shine on your forehead as well as the cheeks and nose then you have oily skin. A normal skin will usually be shiny only on the nose and forehead.
Blotting Sheet Method
This is a much better way to know your skin.
Tap a blotting paper on your face.
Make sure there’s sufficient light; hold the sheet up towards it and notice the patterns.
Of course, a dry sheet would usually indicate dry skin. However, if the sheet is saturated with oil, you’re likely to have oily skin. Normal skin would indicate oil only when the sheet is patted on the forehead and nose.
Buying suitable products
Now that you’ve determined your skin type, you can take better care of it. Here are some products which will help you maintain a healthy skin.
Try to avoid products directed towards acne-prone skin and focus on using natural cleansing products. Also, focus on getting moisturizers for oily/normal skin since the one for dry skin is usually very harsh. Don’t forget to use moisturizers and sun block regularly.
Recommended products usually focus on light or gel-textured fluids which wouldn’t clogs pores. If your skin is acne prone then use toner for that type of skin instead of one for an oily skin type. Apart from that, make sure your moisturizer is also light and not too oily.
Not much to do look out for in case of a normal skin.
Just make sure you have a good intake of water and consult a dermatologist on how to better take care of your skin.