How to determine skin type

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How to determine skin type

Today, almost every student is familiar with one of the most important tenets of the Hippocratic oath – “do no harm”. Beautiful skin – an invaluable gift of nature, and if we treat it with care, our goal is to keep it in good condition for as long as possible. A wrong skin care can lead to a significant deterioration in its condition. That is why the importance of knowing your skin type is difficult to overestimate.

How to determine skin type

Methods to determine skin type:

  1. Consult the beautician for a professional diagnosis. A good and reliable way, but, unfortunately, not available to everyone.
  2. Using a text questionnaire to determine skin type.
  3. Express-test with a cloth. There are wipes made specifically for the determination of skin type, but you can do quite normal. It is important that it be thin, single layer.The test is very simple: just wet face cloth, and then carefully consider the “fingerprints” on it. Important! For 3-4 hours before the test should be removed from the face makeup and wash.

    Oily skin will leave a lot of traces of fat almost the entire surface of the napkin. Normal leave small footprints in the nose and forehead. Dry skin does not leave almost no trace. Combined type of leave grease stains in the area T.

  4. Observation. This – in more detail.

A.) Normal. Smooth, smooth, matte, without noticeable defects, do not cause the owner to virtually any problem. There are no spots, no peeling. Quite rare.
B.) Fatty. At a young age it is characterized by the frequent occurrence of trouble in the form of blackheads, pimples, etc., That with age often go away, but often they leave ugly scars. It is peculiar to the formation of blackheads, clogged and enlarged pores anywhere on the face. The skin of this type shines and has a greasy appearance even after a short time after washing. It is believed that oily skin is well maintained, but it is misleading.

C.) Drying. At a young age it looks good, “aristocratic”. Acne is not available, but there is a noticeable desquamation after exposure to the sun or the wind, feeling of tightness after washing. Unfortunately, with age, this type of skin quickly loses the necessary moisture, becomes thinner.
D.) Combined – require special care, the most common type. The combination of oily and dry or oily and normal skin. Oily usual Te-zone (forehead and nose). Dry or normal – all other areas.


  1. Mature.
  2. Sensitive.
  3. Problem.

Types and subtypes can be combined. For example, teens often encountered combination of oily and problem skin. In people older than 40 – a combination of dry and mature. Sensitivity is related to the different factors that do not depend on age or skin type. For example, the allergy can cause hypersensitivity.

The characteristics of the skin may change several times in a lifetime. So do diagnose and correct skin care program (alone or with the help of experts) should be not less than 1 time in 2 years.

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