Let’s Talk In Skin Type Not Skin Color
Are you unsure about your skin type? You’re not on your own. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Skin is a complicated element that can change as we age, as the seasons change, and hormones fluctuate. Your skin will fall into one of five groups in general. So let’s get started with some skin type 101.
Step 1: Let’s begin with a clean and fresh face. Cleanse your face well and let it air dry naturally. After cleansing, leave your face alone for about an hour to allow your skin to return to its natural state.
Step 2: Gently dab your skin with a clean tissue, concentrating on your ‘T’ zone (aka from the middle of your forehead vertically down to your chin, and from the left side of your cheek- over your nose, to the right side of your cheek).
Take a look at the tissue paper and see whether it has any oil on it. Read on to find out more.
There should be no flaking and very little oil. Your skin should feel soft and smooth when you run your fingertips over it, with little to no congestion. Normal skin isn’t usually extremely sensitive.
It will leave a substantial amount of oil on your tissue. The skin will typically have large pores and a shiny appearance. Oilier skin types have thicker skin and are more likely to develop blackheads and congestion. What’s the benefit of having oilier skin? You’ll age slower!
It’s possible that it’ll feel stretched or that it’ll flake in places. Pores are often small. Dry skin needs more moisture than other skin types, and it may have more visible lines. Your tissue will be completely dry, and it will simply slide across your face.
It is the most prevalent type of skin. It will usually have characteristics of all three skin types. The skin in the ‘T’ zone tends to be oilier, and there may be breakouts; the tissue will pick up oil from the ‘T’ zone.
It has a tendency to be dry, and it can easily get inflamed and irritated. Sensitive skin is prone to redness and itching, and it flushes readily.
Why Does It Matter?
It’s a good idea to know your skin type and other factors that affect the appearance and feel of your skin, before you buy any skin care products.
- Your skin’s appearance: Do you have sensitive skin that burns often, infrequently, or never?
- Your skin care objectives: Are you attempting to delay the onset of ageing? Do you suffer from a skin condition like acne or rosacea, or do you have other problems like dark circles under your eyes or appearance of wrinkles?
- Your individual habits: Do you smoke? Do you spend a significant amount of time in the sun? Do you take vitamins every day? Do you follow a healthy, well-balanced diet? All of these things could have an impact on how you should care for your skin.
This information can assist you in finding skin care products that are right for you. If you need advice, consult a doctor or an aesthetician at a skin care shop.
More and more people are becoming conscious and appreciative of their skin in today’s world, thanks to the calling out of unattainable beauty standards and the body positivity movement! The focus has changed away from the never-ending quest for a fairer complexion and toward appreciating medium skin tones in all their splendor, and we couldn’t be happier!