Quick Skin Type Guide
Knowing and Understanding Your Skin Type
Knowing and understanding your skin type helps you choose the right skincare products for a healthy and radiant skin. Let’s get started.
Your skin looks healthy, and smooth, without blemishes, spots, or acne. It is generally problem-free.
Choose a light facial cleanser for daily wash, and a scrub to remove impurities once or twice a week. Remember to use a toner to clarify your skin and close your pores. Follow with a daily light moisturizer that re-hydrates your skin.
Recommended Products for Normal Skin
Your skin is greasy and shiny, especially on the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). There are visible open pores, blackheads, pimples, and spots, making your skin look patchy.
Choose a oil-control facial cleanser for a daily wash, twice a day, and a scrub to remove impurities twice or thrice a week. Remember to use a toner to clarify your skin and close your pores. Follow with an oil-free daily moisturizer to re-hydrate your skin while keep your skin matt.
Recommended Products for Oily Skin
Your skin feels tight and uncomfortable, even more so after cleansing or shaving. It looks dull and has a rough texture as it often peels or flakes.
Choose a gentle facial cleanser that re-hydrates the skin daily, and a gentle scrub to remove impurities and dead cells. Remember to use a toner to brighten your skin and lock the moisture within your pores. Follow with a deep hydrating daily moisturizer to retain moisture in your skin.
Recommended Products for Dry Skin
Your skin reacts to most skincare and shaving products, even fragrances, resulting in redness, blotches, itchiness and even rashes. It turns red and burnt easily when exposed to heat or the sun.
First test any new products on your wrist for allergies before using on your face. Choose a gentle facial cleanser designed for sensitive skin, free from harsh chemicals. Remember to use a gentle toner to clarify your skin and close your pores. Follow with a daily moisturizer to hydrate your skin.
Your skin has the characteristics of two or more of the above skin types.
Choose a gentle oil-free facial cleanser to hydrate your skin. Remember to use a toner to clarify your skin and close your pores. Follow with a daily oil-free moisturizer to rehydrate the dry areas of your skin, without exacerbating the oiliness. You might want to use products designed for combination skin.
Recommended Products for Combination Skin
Published on Sunday, April 8th, 2012 under Grooming Guides