Know Your Skin Type!

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Do find it confusing to decide which beauty products will suit your skin best? If you often find yourself wondering which product will go well with your skin type, then it is very simple to learn this.

You need to know how to identify your skin type. After this, it is a cakewalk to buy beauty products for you as the specific skin types are mentioned on them.

Let us now know what the different types of skin are and how to identify yours.

Broadly the skin can be clubbed under 5 types-

  1. Dry
  2. Oily
  3. Normal
  4. Combination
  5. Sensitive

Let us know the traits of 5 basic skin types-

Dry Skin: 

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If your skin feels stretched, flaky and rough then it can be slated as dry skin type. Dry skin once moisturized may feel dry again after a few hours.

A person with dry skin is more likely to get wrinkles and show signs of ageing than other skin types. It may also feel irritated and show redness.

What to do?

-Moisturize your skin after a few hours regularly.

-Avoid drying skin conditions like sitting in AC or a heater.

-Avoid skin care products based on sulphate and alcohol.

Oily Skin:

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Wash your face with a mild face wash and pate your skin dry with a soft towel. Leave your skin as it is till noontime. If your skin turns greasy and shines a lot during the daytime, then you have oily skin.

Oily skin tends to break out into acne and is prone to blackheads and whiteheads.

What to do?

-Use water or gel-based makeup, moisturizer, and cleanser.

-Avoid alcohol-based skin care products as they make your skin go dry that causes it to secrete more oil.

Normal Skin:

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If you have smooth and clear skin which is neither too oily nor too dry then, it can be termed as normal skin.

If your skin feels soft and smooth hours after washing your face with a mild face wash then you have normal skin.

Normal skin is free from acne eruption, whiteheads and blackheads. Normal skin does not get affected too much due to change in weather or pollution.

What to do?

-Keep up the good condition of your skin by cleaning and hydrating it regularly.

-Avoid direct exposure to sun and pollution.

Combination Skin:

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If the T-zone, that is, your forehead, nose and chin area are oily while your cheeks and jaw area are normal or dry then you have combination skin.

T-zone is more likely to have acne and pimple breakouts as it has more oil secretion than the rest of the face.

What to do?

-Balance is the key to managing combination skin.

-Use specific products suited for T-zone and rest of the face separately.

Sensitive Skin:

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If your skin feels easily irritated, has redness or inflammation then you have sensitive skin. Sensitive is more prone to getting tanned, sun burned or skin conditions like eczema.

General skin care products do not suit the sensitive skin too well and may even cause allergy in some cases.

What to do?

-Avoid hard chemical based products on your skin.

-Go natural. Use herbal skin care products.

-Avoid direct exposure to heat, cold and pollution.

With these tips identify your skin type and take better care of it!

 

-Shalini Attre

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