know your skin type

Skincare for Oily / Dry / Sensitive Skin type

Before jumping into what skincare you need as per your skin type it’s first important to know which category you fall into. Identifying your skin type can be a little tricky sometimes when you are beginning to learn about it. If you already know what your skin type is then you can directly jump to your skin section below where I have mentioned skincare for each skin type. But if you don’t then don’t worry! Follow these easy steps and you will come to know in no time.

How to identify your skin type?

Wash your face with a cleanser and gently pat dry. Leave your skin bare for about an hour and do not apply any products on it. After an hour feel your skin and see how it looks.

If your skin becomes shiny and oily on your T-zone area (forehead, nose and chin) and on the cheeks as well, then you are….Oily Skin Type
If your skin becomes shiny and oily on your T-zone area (forehead, nose and chin) but your cheeks are normal then you haveCombination Skin Type
If your skin lacks moisture, feels tight and dry then you have….Dry Skin Type
If your skin starts to get red and irritated or maybe itchy sometimes then you have…Sensitive Skin Type
If your skin has no change and looks hydrated without any above problems mentioned then you haveNormal Skin Type
Identify your skin type

Now that you know your skin type let’s get into each one of it and find out what you can do to take care of it.

Skincare for Oily skin

Representation of Oily skin

Keeping the right balance of moisture and hydration is very important for your oily skin

Morning routine for Oily skin:

  • Cleansing: Any cleanser or face wash which is suitable for oily skin type
  • Toning: Pick a gentle toner
  • Moisturising: Using a gel based moisturiser is preferable.
  • SPF: A sunscreen which light weight and gel based with minimum 30-40 SPF

Evening/Night skincare routine for oily skin:

  • Cleansing: Removing all the dirt and makeup in the night is important. Do double cleansing if you have makeup on
  • Toning: Pick a gentle toner
  • Treatment: Using creams or serums if you have any skin problem going on like acne, pimples etc.
  • Moisturising: Moisturise to lock everything into your skin

Skincare for Dry Skin

Representation of dry skin

Avoid using heavy products and don’t not wash your face with face wash for more than twice a day.

Morning routine for Dry skin:

  • Cleansing: Any cleanser or face wash which is suitable for normal to dry skin type
  • Toning: Pick a gentle toner avoid those which have alcohol content
  • Moisturising: Using a cream based moisturiser is preferable to give a lot of hydration
  • SPF: A sunscreen with minimum 30-40 SPF

Evening/Night skincare routine for Dry skin:

  • Cleansing: Removing all the dirt and makeup in the night is important. 
  • Toning: Pick a gentle toner with no alcohol content
  • Treatment: Using creams or serums if you have any skin problem going on like acne, pimples etc.
  • Moisturise: Moisturise to lock everything into your skin

Skincare for Sensitive Acne Prone Skin

Representation of Sensitive Acne Prone skin

Treating acne prone skin is not that difficult. Some changes are to be made in your skincare routine and lifestyle. Eating healthy and avoiding junk may be a good start. Apart from that try not to use a lot of products. Putting a lot products doesn’t speed up the process. Using the right products in the right amount is good to go. 

Its best to follow the below tips:

  • Keep yourself hydrated always. Drink water regularly
  • Avoid using to much products
  • Don’t touch or pop any of your pimples
  • Do a patch test before trying out any product directly on your face
  • Don’t use harsh products 
  • Exfoliate only when necessary
  • Lastly, consult a dermatologist

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