We all think we have a normal skin, but we often group people into some skin categories, in order to care of diverse skin types. Its very important to know your skin type to make sure which products to use and the right treatment of skin. Here is how you can know your skin type in just 5 minutes.
You need to have a dirt free face to know your skin type. This process will work best after an hour of washing your face with mild cleanser. Dab a tissue on your T-Zone, the area of your nose and forehead.
If your skin is normal then the tissue paper will show neither oil nor flaking skin. It will feel supple and smooth. This is considered as the best type of skin.
If you have an oily skin then the tissue paper will be characterized by the grease. It is very common for a person with oily skin to have large pores and a shine.
If your skin is dry then the tissue paper will feel taut or show flakes of dead skin. It is associated with small pores. Moisturizing is important for this skin type.
The final type of skin is combination skin and it is most common. It has the traits of all three of the above skin types, that is why it is known as combination skin. Usually, the skin is oily in the T-zone and normal to dry elsewhere.