Normal skin is usually neither too oily nor too dry as it has a balanced sebum production and good blood circulation.
How Can You Identify Normal Skin?
• Smooth texture
• Fine pores
• No sensitivity
• No blemishes
• Few or no breakouts
Oily skin is usually characterized by its greasy appearance. Oily skin type is prone to acne breakouts as it’s caused due to excess sebum production.
How Can You Identify Oily Skin?
• Greasy appearance
• Open/Big pores
• Prone to breakouts
Dry skin is identified by its flaky and rough texture. Dry skin is usually prone to irritations.
How Can You Identify Dry Skin?
• Flaky and rough skin
• Uneven texture
• Skin feels tight
Combination skin is a mix of oily and dry skin. Usually in combination skin types, the T-zone is oily and the cheeks are dry.
How Can You Identify Combination Skin?
• Oily T-zone and dry cheeks
• Breakouts only on forehead, chin and nose
• Sensitive cheeks
If your skin turns red after consuming spicy food and adversely reacts to new products, you may have sensitive skin.
How to identify Sensitive skin ?
• Skin feels itchy and tight
• Parts of your body have uneven texture
• Becomes oily in summers
• Gets dry in winters
• Reacts to skincare
• Becomes red after a hot water bath
• Feels itchy while wearing tight clothes
• Flushes easily after eating spicy food
To identify your skin type you can use a Blotting Paper and gently pat it against your skin. Hold the Blotting paper against a Source of Light to examine.
If the Paper didn’t pick up a lot of oil: You likely have dry skin.
If The Paper picked up oil only around the T-zone : You have combination – normal skin.
If the Paper picked up oil from all parts of your face, you have oily skin.