Updated: Mar 30
Why you should know your skin type?
First you should understand that your skin type is determined by your genetics.
The condition of our skin can, however, vary greatly according to the various internal and external factors it is subjected to.
Second, knowing your skin type is important to ensure that you choose the right skin care products. If the product isn’t right for your skin type it won’t be as effective and could aggravate existing conditions, or even cause new ones.
This is why whether purchasing a moisturizer, cleanser or anything else for your skin, it’s essential you know your skin type.
How to determine your skin type?
The best way to get a precise determination of your skin type is to consult your Dermatologist, who will not only help you find your skin type, but can also guide you to the proper skin regimen to address any skin concerns and keep your skin it's healthiest.
But, it is possible to figure out your skin type by your own, and here is how:
Here's a small test that will help you find out your skin type:
Still not sure?
here is a detailed explanation about each skin type:
Now that you know your skin type, you can choose your skin care products based on that.
Also, don't forget to tackle your skin conditions that might change due to hormones, climate, wrong skincare products, diet, smoking, stress, medication, and unprotected sun exposure, etc.
Of course, it's always better to create your skin care routine with a skin expert, for better results! Your skin care routine should be created according to your skin type, skin conditions and lifestyle!
Did you determine your skin type? Share it in the comments below.