With the thousands of skin care products clogging the market, choosing one that is appropriate for you can be mighty frustrating. With different ingredients and formulas, one can never know for sure what kind of product will best treat your skin.
Although one can never really know for sure unless you try the products yourself, one of the things that can narrow down the search for the perfect skin care product is the skin care type. The skin care type refers to the kind of skin that you are born with.
There are four main types; the oily skin, the dry skin, the normal skin and of course the combination skin. This is basically determined by the degree of oiliness and dryness of your skin.
As you will notice, some people are more prone to oiliness than others. Pore sizes also come into the picture. In choosing products, you need to know your type so that you can buy products that fit you.
To determine your type, wash your face first and then wait for about 30 minutes. This will give your skin enough time to become active. After the 30-minute period, get a tissue paper and dab the following areas of your face; the forehead, the nose, the chin and the cheeks. Oily areas will of course leave an oily mark on the tissue paper.
In normal skin type, there is a balance between water and oil. This is the type that is not dry but also not too oily. Often, the pore is medium in size. Lines and wrinkles are not as visible compared to people with dry skin. This is because this type of skin is more elastic and flexible.
Dry skin, on the other hand, will be course and rough. There will be no moisture on the skin. This is the type of skin that is often prone to wrinkles and lines.
Oily skin is perhaps the most easily identified as it tends to shine. This is often a result of overactive oil glands, which produces too much. The danger of oily skin is the fact that it is more prone to acne and pimple problems.
This is because the oil can clog the pores and trap dead skin cells with hair follicles. Pores of oily skin are larger.
Combination skin, as the name implies, can have oily skin in some areas and dry skin on the other parts. Often, it is the ‘T-zone’, which is often oily. The T-zone consists of across the forehead and down the bridge to the tip of the nose.
Hope this short article helps you to determine your skin type and then choose the right products for your skin.