Remember all the times you had a blocked nose and realized how you took your nose for granted?
And then you go to the doctor, he gives you the right medicine, and you go back to again doing absolutely nothing with your life.
Well, the only way the doctor could treat you is because he knows the infection to prescribe the right medicine, that works.
Same way, unless you don't know what your skin type is until you don't understand and listen to your skin you will never be able to treat it properly.
So if you have ever wondered what is my skin type?
I know exactly how you can find it out and also I have some tips to choose the right products for your skin type.
THE BARE FACED METHODWash your face with a mild cleanser aka any skin cleansers that contain silicone surfactant or sodium lauryl isethionate and without a strong fragrance and dye. After you are done cleansing, do not moisturize, put any kind of serum or treatment on your face
Just pat dry your face and wait for an hour. After an hour observe if your skin, if your skin feels tight you most likely have dry skin. if you have a shiny forehead and nose, but the other parts of your face feel tight, you have combination skin, but if you have a shiny forehead and nose along with your cheeks you have oily skin.
And if you do not observe any significant changes aka neither too oily or dry you are blessed with the best skin type ever, aka normal skin.
For more accuracy, you can also gently press blotting paper or tissue against your skin, hold it up to the light and observe the oil content If you see little to no oil, you have dry skin, if you observe oil patches by patting on the T-zone of your face, you have combination skin, and if the paper is drenched with oil, you probably have oily skin.
Now that we have determined the kind of skin that we have, it is very important to understand, what kind of product our skin needs
Normal skin: this type of skin can adjust with any kind of product, as they already have a good balance of oil and moisture, so the only thing you need to be careful about is to not disturb the balance, aka do not go for very moisturizing or drying products.
Oily skin: oily skin beauties, need to look for products with salicylic acid, tea tree oil, glycolic acid, and benzoyl peroxide
Dry skin: People with dry skin should prefer Glycerin, Propylene glycol. Sorbitol Hyaluronic acid, Allantoin, Urea are the ingredients you should be looking for at the back of your products
Combination skin: avoid toners with fragrances, Natural oils, and skin irritating ingredients like alcohol menthol or witch hazel.
Look for antioxidants like vitamin c, and humectants like hydraulic acid Since some areas of your skin will be more problematic than the others, your strategy should be spot treatment, do not smother your face with a drying or moisturizing product, use it in the areas where it is needed
The hard part is actually differentiating between what you want and what your skin needs.
But the good news is, that you can literally do it at home and once you ace this step Everything else falls into place with a little trial and error.
Make sure that you give these techniques a try and alter your routine accordingly.
Remember that imperfections are attractive when the owners are happy with them