To determine your skin type try this method;
Wash with a gentle cleanser and pat dry, being sure to remove all make-up residue. This cleans away oils and dirt that may have accumulated during your day, giving your skin a fresh start. Do not over wash though. Leave your skin product free for around an hour, trying not to touch your face. During this time, your skin should return to its natural state, the characteristics of which will determine your skin type.
Dab your face with a tissue, paying attention to the 'T-zone' (the area of your forehead and nose)
- Normal skin shows neither oil nor flaking skin. It should feel supple and smooth.
- Oily skin is characterized by the grease on the tissue. It is also common for a person with oily skin to have large pores and a shine.
- Dry skin may feel taut or show flakes of dead skin. It is associated with small pores. Moisturizing is important for this skin type.
- Combination skin is most common. It exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. Usually, the skin is oily in the T-zone and normal to dry elsewhere.
Know what problems your skin might have
There are usually two 'problem' categories that your skin may fall under, as well as your skin type. These two categories are:
- Sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, your face reacts easily to regular skin products. This means that when you use regular skin products, your face will get red, itchy, or a rash could form.
- Acne-Prone skin. Even if you're not a teenager, you may still get pimples/acne, especially if you have an oily skin type