UG: Heyyo! Find Out What Skin Type You Have And What It Could Mean For You!

Your skin type could mean a lot more than you think. It could mean that you need to stop using some creams or maybe stop using your pillowcase or even certain foods.

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As coloured people, most of the time, our skin comes last. First, figuring out your skin type is an important first step in creating a skincare routine.  To determine your skin type, wash your face, and then let it be without applying moisturizer or any other products for two hours before checking your skin in the mirror. This will reveal your skin’s natural appearance and whether it’s dry or oily. When the two hours are up, look for these signs.

Smooth Sailing: Normal Skin

You people with this skin type are lucky af.

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If your skin still looks good with no major problem areas after two hours, congrats! Having normal skin, however, doesn’t mean you get a free pass in taking care of your skin; it just means you should focus on maintaining your skin’s health and balance instead of correcting a specific skincare problem.

Dry Skin

If you’re noticing rough, flaky patches on your skin, or a feeling of tightness, itchiness, or overall dryness, you’re going to want to look for products targeted towards dry skin. Get a moisturizer and oil. you’ll be fine.

Oily Skin

If your face is tacky to the touch, and you’re looking or feeling shiny or sweaty (without having exposed yourself to heat/humidity or strenuous exercise during that two-hour wait), you have oily skin. This means you’re going to have to avoid oil-based products. Adding more oil to your face will cause an excess of oil and can clog your skin pores and lead to breakouts and you’ll end up like this.

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Combination of all the above.

These people if your skin type was a relationship status it would be complicated.

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Maybe you’ve noticed that parts of your face, like the cheeks, are dry and rough, while other parts generate more oil. In this case, you need to find products that work best for combination skin, striking a balance between moisturizing without going overboard. This balance means that you might find mild formulas for cleansers and moisturizers designed to balance out the different areas of your skin.

Figuring out your skin type is an easy enough process, and once you know the basics, you can narrow down your search for the skincare products that will work best for you. I guess you know what to do now.


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