How To Know Your Skin Type At Home?

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It is extremely important to know your skin type. How else would you know the best ways to take care of it? So, in this article, we will tell you how you can know and determine your skin type at home.

Knowing your skin type is pretty much the first step in taking care of your skin. You don't know just the amount of damage that products used for the wrong skin type can do to your skin.

With a few easy steps, you too can find out what your skin type is, as all skin types seem to have a few characteristics that make it really easy for you to assess what your skin type is.

It is actually surprising how many people are not aware of their skin type and that's why they end up in taking care of the skin all wrong.

After all, dry skin demands different types of care than oily skin types. So, why would you use the same face wash that someone with oily skin uses even if you have dry skin?

Now, here's how you can know your skin type at home.

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1. Normal Skin:

If you have this skin type, you are indeed blessed. This skin type is not too oily nor too dry, and tends to need the least amount of care. It is also not prone to breakouts. This skin type looks the same throughout the day.

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2. Oily Skin:

People with oily skin tend to develop a greasy skin type, especially during the middle of the day. They are also prone to problems like whiteheads, blackheads and acne. You'd need a strict beauty routine consisting of scrubs and a face wash that has salicylic acid to deal with this skin type.

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3. Dry Skin:

How to determine a dry skin type? Well, dry skin tends to feel stretchy and in winters, it starts to even hurt while making facial movements like smiling. This skin type is prone to flakes and it starts ageing a lot sooner. For this, you would have to ensure that you keep your skin well hydrated and moisturised at all times.

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4. Combination Skin:

Combination skin is oily at some areas and dry at others. The areas most capable of getting oily are the nose and forehead, or what we know as the T zone. If your skin type changes depending on the weather, then you have combination skin.

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5. Sensitive Skin:

Sensitive skin is prone to rashes, and flushing and even redness. You might need to visit a dermatologist a lot if you have this skin type. Stick to medicated products and you could also use products that are specifically made for babies.

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Story first published: Monday, January 2, 2017, 13:00 [IST]
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