Knowing your skin type is the first step in developing a skincare routine that will work best for you. Skin types are categorized based on some characteristics such as: how much water your skin contains, how much oil your skin produces and how frequently your skin reacts to the environment and substances it comes in contact with.
Let's help you find out exactly what skin type you are.
To identify your skin type, follow these simple steps for a skin type test.
1. Wash your face with a gentle moisturizer. Pat your skin dry. Do not rub your skin dry nor use oil-based cleanser as doing so will affect test result.
2. Wait for 1 hour. While waiting, do not touch your face nor apply any skincare product. Just be cool and stay away from doing anything that will make your face sweat.
3. Dab your face with a tissue. Use fresh, clean and unruffled tissue so that you can see any oil stain on it.
4. Determine your skin type by checking the tissue for oil stain and getting to know how your facial skin feels 1 hour after cleansing.