Skincare 101

Understanding Your Skin Type

The Roadmap to Understand Your Skin Type


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Moisturization is the key component of a successful skincare routine. Regardless of your skin type, it is essential to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. This helps make sure your skin stays healthy and looks its best. By recognizing your skin type, you can effectively address your own skin’s needs. This understanding will allow you to choose the most appropriate skincare methods, resulting in a clearer, healthier, and more radiant complexion.

Determining your skin type is an important step in developing an effective skincare routine. Here's how you can find out your skin type:


  • My skin tends to feel tight and uncomfortable after washing my face.
  • I am often flaky and rough, especially on my cheeks, forehead, or nose.
  • My makeup doesn’t seem to last as long as it used to and my skin appears dull and lack luster.
  • I often experience itching, especially in colder weather, and my skin appears red or flaky on my cheeks, nose, and forehead.
  • I also find that my skin is sensitive to certain skincare products and becomes irritated or inflamed easily.



  • I feel like my skin is constantly shiny and greasy, especially on my T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin).
  • My pores are large and often clogged, leading to blackheads and breakouts.
  • My skin appears thick and heavy, and I often experience frequent blemishes.
  • Despite washing my face, I still have a greasy or oily feeling.
  • My complexion is dull, despite excessive oil production.


  • I tend to have an oily T-zone, which includes my forehead, nose, and chin.
  • My cheeks and jawline often feel dry or tight.
  • I may experience shiny skin in my T-zone and a dull complexion in other areas.
  • I may have visible pores and blackheads in my T-zone, but dry or flaky patches in other areas.
  • Sometime, my skin can be sensitive and easily irritated, leading to breakouts.

For those with a majority of "A" answers: Your skin type is classified as Dry Skin.

Dry skin happens when your skin doesn’t have enough oils and moisture. This can happen because your skin is making less of a natural oil called sebum, and also because the skin’s natural moisture factor is lower. When it’s dry outside, your skin can become even drier. This can make your skin feel rough and irritated, and it can also make it easier for things like pollution and UV rays to hurt your skin. People with dry skin are more likely to have skin problems during the change of seasons.

For those with a majority of "B" answers: Your skin type is classified as Oily Skin.

Oily skin is when your skin makes too much oil, making it feel slimy or greasy. Some people just naturally have oily skin because of their genes, while others might get it because of hormonal fluctuations, such as puberty, menstrual cycles, and pregnancy. The sun can also make the oil turn bad, making your skin look dark and dull, and causing problems like big pores, blackheads, and spots.

For those with a majority of "C" answers: Your skin type is classified as Combination Skin.

Combination skin is due to an overproduction of oil in certain areas of the face, while the other areas are dry or normal. Typically the T-zone, which includes the forehead, nose, and chin, is more oily, while the cheeks may be dry. A change in weather or diet can also have an impact on skin and contribute to combination skin. This might happen because as you grow older, your hormones and skin change, causing a difference in oil and moisture levels on your face.

How to keep your skin looking at its best

Keeping your skin healthy is important to help it look good. Here are some simple things you can do to keep your skin looking at its best.

6 Basic tips for effective skincare


Easy Steps to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Beautiful

Cleanse Your Face

Washing your face with a gentle cleanser helps to remove dirt, oil, and other impurities that can build up on your skin throughout the day.

Moisturize your skin

After cleansing your skin, apply a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from drying out.

Protect your skin from the sun

Sun damage is a leading cause of premature aging and skin cancer. To protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, apply a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30, and wear protective clothing such as hats and long-sleeved shirts.

Drink water

Drinking plenty of water helps to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.

Avoid smoking

Smoking can damage your skin and lead to premature aging, wrinkles, and other skin problems.

Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is essential for overall health, including the health of your skin. Lack of sleep can cause dark circles under your eyes, dull skin, and breakouts.

Proper skincare is essentials

Proper skincare is essential to maintain healthy and youthful-looking skin. Basic steps include cleansing the face to remove dirt and impurities, moisturizing to prevent dryness, and protecting the skin from sun damage with sunscreen and protective clothing. Drinking plenty of water keeps the skin hydrated from the inside out, while smoking should be avoided as it can cause premature aging, wrinkles, and other skin problems. Sufficient sleep is also important to avoid dark circles under the eyes, dull skin, and breakouts. By following these basic skincare steps, one can achieve healthy and beautiful skin that lasts.

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