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
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.
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