Knowing your skin type | Why is it important?

Hi lovelies,

Hope you’re well?

I’ve finally come up with a routine as to how many posts I will try and share weekly, this will most likely be two times a week *fingers crossed* baring in mind that alongside this I also work full time. But the days I will most likely upload a blog would be Wednesday & Sunday. Let’s hope it works out!

But without any delay let’s get straight into the post!

Have you ever tried a new product on your skin only to find out that the product is unhelpful or even yet your skin gets worse? This is probably because the product wasn’t the best product skin type.

It’s possibly likely that you’ve heard somewhere that when it comes to skincare products it’s best to use products which are suited for your skin type.

Unfortunately, skin care products are not one product for everybody (although this would make my life a lot more easier, if only).

So you can get the most and the best of a product and also for creating an effective skin care regime, it is very key to know your skin type. It is very important to find out where you may fall on the spectrum as many skin care products are designed to work for certain skin types.

For quick reference:

Oily

  • Shiny, Slick and often thick skin.
  • Fairly large pores more on the T-zone.
  • Blackheads, pimples or other blemishes.

Combination

  • Blackheads
  • Shiny Skin
  • Pores that look larger than normal, as they are more open

Dry

  • Almost invisible pores
  • Dull, rough complexion
  • Skin is less elastic

Normal

  • Barely visible pores
  • No severe sensitivity
  • No or very few imperfections

There are a number of ways to find out what your skin type is if you’re unsure or need some more clarity.

The reference above may not be completely reliable, instead you may want to check out this online quiz.

Another way could be to do what I did and walk into any Clinique concession stand (or any other skincare line that offers this) and book a 15-30 minute consultation to discuss with a skincare specialist. They will ask you questions about your skin and diet.

It is vital to know your skin type to find out what works for your skin, also to ensure your skin is getting the key vitamins and nutrients that it needs.

Have you had your skin type checked out?

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