Beauty SOS: Do you know what your skin type is? Here are some tips!

I get a number of emails now and again asking me for tips on how to find out what your skin type is.  Now I'm not a skincare wiz, but I thought I would write a post with a few tips that may help. My skin has always been oily since I can remember. Growing up through my teens, I kept on having breakouts (and still do) and it was all due to the excess oil my skin was producing. As a result, it was really easy for me to work out what my skin type was. Anyway, here are some tips that may help.








1. Wash Your Face
    Use a cleanser and remove any traces of makeup.

2. Let Your Skin Dry
   Once you've washed it, just leave it to dry for up to an hour without putting any moisturiser on it. 
   At this point, your skin will return to its natural state.

3. Pat Your Face With A Tissue
   Use a tissue to pat various areas of your face with a tissue paying close attention to your T-zone.

4. Determine Your Skin Type

    Oily - If the tissue becomes transluscent, greasy and sticks to various areas of your face, then you  
    have oily skin. Oily skin tends to be shiny with enlarged pores. 

    Normal - If your skin doesn't show any signs of flaking skin or oil, and it feels soft and smooth, 
    you have normal skin! (Lucky you!)

    Dry - If your skin feels taut after cleansing, then you have dry skin. Flaky skin is also visble and  
    your makeup tends to highlight the dry areas.

    Combination - This is actually the most common skin type. You should experience similar traits 
    the skin types above. The skin is usually oily around the T-zone and dry around the cheeks with 
    enlarged pores. 

In addition to finding out what your skin type is, it may also be good to find out any problem categories your skin may fall into.

The two main categories are;
  • Sensitive skin. Your face reacts easily to regular skin products causing your face to get red and itchy with a possible rash.
  • Acne-Prone skin. This always tends to be common with oily skin. (Boo!) I have found out that spots don't care how old you are.
I hope these tips help you to determine your skin type and it makes it easier for you to find products that are better suited to your skin type.



Thanks for reading!

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6 comments:

  1. Great post! I have combination skin that is Acne prone. I thought by nearly 22 my spots would be gone but they are sadly showing no signs of going away! x

    Alavish.blogspot.com

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  2. great tips :)

    love your blog! new follower!

    come and check out mine if you'd like to :) I have just posted my august faves :)

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  3. @Chantel ~ Thank you! It's such a pain isn't it!! ;)

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  4. @Laure ~ I hear you! I thought exactly the same thing! Life! Thanks for your comment! ;)

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