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Know Your Skin Type

Understanding your skin type is an essential first step in discovering the suitable and most effective skincare product. Your skin type keeps on changing with the change in season and increasing age.

As you grow, your skin becomes drier due to decreased natural oil, sun damage, and reduced cell renewal. Due to these changes it becomes imperative to choose the right product as per your skin type to get the most out of your skincare routine and cater to its need. In this article we are going to know how to identify your skin type.

 

 

Normal Skin

Normal skin is a well-balanced skin type. The T zone (nose, chin, and forehead) may be a bit greasy, but overall, sebum and moisture are balanced and the skin is neither too oily nor too dry.

How to check?

In the blotting paper dabbing technique your tissue will have a very less amount of translucent dots on it. This will indicate that you have neither full oily nor completely dry skin.

Skinluv Skincare routine

Normal skin type’s skin concerns are minimum which gives it the freedom to use a maximum of skincare products.  You can add Skinluv Pure Skin Face Wash in your daily skin care routine. This will help you to balance ph level of your skin. Apart from this you can follow proper skincare routine for day & night. Add Organic Powders in your skin care routine. This will help you to maintain the skin texture as it is.  Avoid using chemical based products.

Dry Skin

Dry skin can feel tight throughout the day, and may experience noticeable flaking. It feels rough and dull, even after washing your face with gentle cleanser. This type of skin is prone to increased irritation and sensitivity. There are noticeable fine lines and wrinkles on your face too.

How to check?

Wash your face with gentle cleanser and leave it for an hour without applying anything on it. Dab a blotting paper on your face. If the paper doesn’t get blotchy it indicates you have dry skin. You will dry and tight all over your face during this process.

Skinluv Skincare Tip

We recommended you to add Skinluv soothing moisturizer in your skincare routine which is enriched vitamin E and goodness of aloe vera. Also you can try some home remedies or face pack made with Skinluv Orange Peel Powder which gives you rose like glow. Apart from this drink at least 2-3 liters of water daily to hydrate your skin. Add some fruits, vegetables, nuts in your diet which will help to increase water level in your body.

Oily Skin

Oily skin is a result of the overproduction of natural oil from your skins sebaceous glands. This often happens due to fluctuations in humidity, your hormones, increased stress level ect. Your skin feels greasy (particularly across your T- zones and chin). Excessive oil can leave pores congested and clogged. Also people having oily skin type faces many problems like acne, blemishes, acne marks ect.

How to check?

To check whether your skin is oily or not use dabbing method. Once you wake up in the morning, wash your face with gentle cleanser and wait for an hour without applying anything to it. Take blotting paper and dab it all over tour face. You mostly have oily skin if your paper turns blotchy and translucent at most places. Be sure to check entire face.

Skinluv skincare tip

We recommended using a cleanser like Skinluv Oil Balance And Acne Control Face Wash twice a day to maintain your skins ph balance and control the over production of oil. You can add Skinluv Swarna Rose Petal Powder to make your homemade scrub. It will help to remove dead skin cells and extra oil and gives smooth supple skin.   

Combination skin

People with combination skin experience dryness on cheeks and oiliness at T zone (nose, chin and forehead). This is the most common skin type with two or more skin texture. The sebaceous glands of nose, chin, forehead are tends to be overactive while pores on the cheek and jaw line are less active. That is why your skin looks oily at T zone and dry, flaky around your cheeks and remaining area.

How to check?

Use two different blotting papers, one on your T-zone and one on your cheeks. With the dabbing techniques help the blotting paper on your T zone become translucent and another will stay dry or normal. This indicates that you have combination skin. 

Skinluv Skincare Tip

Combination skin is a bit tricky to handles as you need to take care of your skin types differently. The simplest way is to use products that are suitable for all skin types.  We recommended you to add our Skinluv Skincare  products which are suitable to all skin types. We also introduced Organic Skincare  range which you can use for making DIY packs to brighten skin & clear skin.

Sensitive skin

Managing sensitive skin can be challenging, as it takes considerable time and effort to determine which ingredients cause inflammation and irritation.

How to check?

If your skin shows some irritations, redness immediately after applying any product on your skin it indicates you have sensitive skin.  In this skin type skin feels itchy and tight. Also it becomes oily in summers, dry in winters, reacts to skincare and becomes red after hot water bath. This indicates that you have sensitive skin.

Skinluv Skincare tip

We highly recommend you to use products that are non-irritating, soap free, paraben free. Check out ingredient list before purchase any product for your skin. You can use Skinluv Purifying Cleanser which is specially made for sensitive skin. Also do a patch test before applying any product directly on your face. This will help to avoid redness, irritation and inflammation.