What is your skin type?
Acne is known to be the most common skin condition in the world. Usually it disappears on its own, but there are people who struggle with acne even in adulthood.
Most people think acne-prone is a skin condition, yet, it is also a skin type. Due to different causes, acne-prone types break out more easily than the rest, for instance, hormonal acne for teens.
Usually, this skin type is a combination of oily skin and sensitive skin, but it is also possible to be a mix of combination skin type and sensitive skin.
- Easily breakout
- Sensitive to irritation
- Oily or combination skin
If your skin feels tight in the morning or after cleansing, then theres a chance you might have dry skin. One easy test is to apply a piece of clear tape to the forehead, rub gently, and remove. If the tape is embedded with tiny pieces of flakes, your skin is dry.
- Dry and flaky look
- Tight with small pores
- Dull appearance
- Easily wrinkle and line
If you wake up with a whole shiny skin, then your skin is likely the only true oily skin type (oily mostly in t-zone is not the real oily skin).
The daily greasy products from oily skin type are never friendly toward the face, and they can be the cause of breakouts.
- Shiny and oily look
- Enlarged and congested pores
- Prone to blemish
- Breakouts happen easily
Combination skin can be considered as the most common skin type. Many people have excessive oil produced on their foreheads, nose areas and chins, but with dryness around eyes, hair and jaw lines. The easiest way to test is to use a tissue and gently rub on one area of the face, check if there is oil residue on it. If the oil residues appeared mainly on the T-zone, then you are likely to have combination skin type.
- Oily T-zone
- Dry eyes, hair and jaw lines areas
- Large pores
Sensitive skin is the most complicated and annoyed one of all skin types, because it usually comes to the genetic side. Apart from the genetic part, this skin type has skyrocketed about 60 percent in the past decades. More and more people are having a “sensitised” skin caused by the wrong use of aggressive products containing ingredients like retinols, alpha hydroxyl acids.
If your skin is prone to irritation and redness, or you have the burning sensation, then you are recommended to book a meeting with your dermatologist.
- Sensitive to irritation and rashes
- Rather thin skin
- Itching or burning sensation happen occasionally
- Redness around the face