Figuring Out Which of the Four Basic Skin Types You Have

There are so many wonderful and useful tips and tricks out there when it comes to doing your makeup flawlessly and beautifully and if you’ve been reading up on these, you may have noticed that most of these tips and tricks usually revolve around one thing: your skin type. You always read about choosing the right products for your skin type, reading the labels to see if the product suits your skin type, opting for products made especially for your skin type and so many more but do you know exactly what your skin type is? Knowing what skin type you have can make choosing beauty products a breeze. It will also help you take care of your skin better. Read your way on to figuring out which of the four basic skin types you have.

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  • Normal skin – this is the ‘dream’ skin type most of us wish for. Normal skin tone isn’t that difficult to care for. In fact, the normal skin type is the least problematic out of all the four skin types as long as you take proper care of it. Most of the time, skin and beauty lines include products for normal skin in their range so finding products to use isn’t that difficult either. You have normal skin if you, after blotting your skin in the morning after waking up, find very little to no traces of oil on your skin. In general, your skin should look and feel vibrant, supple and elastic.

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  • Dry skin – dry skin can be a problem, especially on days when the weather is either extremely hot or extremely cold. You can suffer from skin issues that are as simple as chapped skin to something more severe like painful cracked skin. Luckily, for you, it’s quite easy to deal with dry skin. If you have dry skin, I have one word for you: moisturize. All the time, day and night, upon waking up, in the shower, after your bath, before you go to bed and any time you get the chance to do so. Just like normal skin, you can expect to see no traces of oil from your face after blotting in the morning but your skin will feel dry, flaky and tight.

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  • Oily Skin – oily skin is perhaps one of the most problematic among all the four skin types. It can be pretty difficult to achieve flawless results with makeup, too, since women with oily skin almost always tend to have larger pores. Don’t fret just yet, though. As with anything, there is some good to be recognized in the oily skin type. If you have oily skin, you are less prone to wrinkling and aging. Also, luckily, there are a ton of products out there that are especially made to control oily skin so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem for your if you have it. How do you know if you have oily skin? Take a sheet of blotting paper and dab it onto your face in the morning, upon waking up. If you see traces of oil in the areas that correspond to your T-zone (forehead, nose, cheeks) and your skin feels greasy, thick and coarse then you definitely have oily skin.

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  • Combination skin – one of the more difficult skin types to deal with is combination skin. Having combination skin simply means you have both dry and oily areas on your face and those areas require separate or special skin care products to address their issues. To know whether you have combination skin, you can do the same blotting paper test and check out where the traces of oil are. If they’re on the areas that touched your forehead and your nose but not on those that touched your cheeks, you have combination skin.

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