Thursday, June 24, 2010

Skin Type

How to determine your skin type?

Determining your skin type is the most important step in knowing how to treat your skin, what products to use, and what routine you should follow.

To determine your skin type do the following:

1. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, pat dry.
2. Wait an hour until your skin return to its natural state.
3. Dab your face with a tissue; pay some extra attention to your T-zone.
4. Determine your skin type :

- Normal skin shows neither oil nor flaking skin. It should feel supple and smooth. If you have it, consider yourself lucky =).

- Oily skin is characterized by the grease on the tissue. It is also common for a person with oily skin to have large pores and a shine.

- Dry skin may feel taut or show flakes of dead skin. It is associated with small pores. Moisturizing is important for this skin type.

- Combination skin is most common. It exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. Usually, the skin is oily in the T-zone and normal to dry elsewhere.

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