Identifying Your Skin Type

Identifying Your Skin Type

Much like our bodies, our skin is all different and unique to who we are and really just how we were created.  From different skin colors and tones, to actual skin types – there are many differences in our skin from person to person.  But…that’s what’s so great about the human race, isn’t it?  That we’re all created uniquely.  When it comes to taking care of our skin, one of the most important factors to consider is your skin type – this helps to ensure that you’re using the right products and doing the things YOUR skin needs most.  However, if you’re not sure what your skin type is it can be difficult to accomplish those things effectively.  We’re sharing tips on identifying your skin type to make sure that you’re clear on your personal skin type and can work WITH your skin, rather than against it.

To start identifying your skin type you’re going to need to do some examining of your skin.  You probably spend quite a bit of time on your skin care routine on a daily basis – but do you REALLY look at your skin?  It can often be one of those things we don’t stop and really analyze.  But make some time to really look at your skin, do you see dry patches?  How about oily spots?  Notice where on your skin you experience either (or both, or none) of these in your skin.  Looking at your skin for a few minutes is one thing, but many experts also suggest paying attention to how your skin looks throughout the day.  Do you tend to get oily midday?  Sooner?  Or how about dryness?  Once you make a conscious decision to really look at how your skin changes or reacts throughout the day you’re going to have a much easier time being able to actually identify what your skin type is.

Just like with our bodies, we often get hung up in the frustrations we feel around our skin.  But, that’s not always the indicator that tells you exactly what your skin type is.  Which is why it’s so important to really pay attention to how your skin is throughout the day and just in general.  From there, you’re going to want to consider the different skin types to give you something to base your discoveries on.  The skin types that are most commonly references are: normal, dry, oily, or combination.  With normal skin, you typically don’t have a lot of dryness or oiliness in the skin and you’ll likely notice your skin looks the same in the afternoon/evening as it does in the morning.  With dry, you’ll typically notice that your skin is overall pretty dry on a regular basis.  With oily skin, you’ll likely end up pretty shiny throughout the day and find that your skin is overall on the oily side.  Finally, with combination you may notice that you experience oiliness and shininess in the t-zone area but tend to not be oily anywhere else.

So, what’s your skin type?

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