Determine Your Skin Type

Hello everyone. I wasn't able to manage my blog posts since I don't know when. My work's schedule is killing me softy! Uurrgghh! :(

This is my last off and I will be in a 4 by 11 schedule. Sounds pretty good right, but not for me. I live two hours far from the office and double it up plus add the time to rest and to prepare. It's almost impossible to have a better sleep in that matter. However, I'm still looking forward on the positive side of it. Lesser days, more off plus it saves money for my fare. A little sacrifice will go a long way. Let's see. :)

Anyway, I am currently searching for the best skincare I can get from the beauty market but I don't think I encountered it yet. To get the best results on what skincare is good for me, I should know my skin type first. I bumped into wiki's article on ow to determine skin type's. I am re-posting it here to give you a background on it too! All photos are from Wiki.

1. Wash Your Face
Wash with a gentle cleanser and pat dry. Remove make-up. This cleans away oils and dirt that may have accumulated during your day, giving your skin a fresh start. Do not over wash though.

2. Wait an hour
During this time, your skin should return to its natural state, the characteristics of which will determine your skin type. Act normally and, please, don't touch your face.

3. Dab your face with a tissue
Pay attention to the 'T-zone'--the area of your forehead and nose.

4. Determine your skin type
Skin falls into four types--normal, oily, dry and combination.
  • Normal skin shows neither oil nor flaking skin. It should feel supple and smooth. If you have it, consider yourself lucky :) 
  • Oily skin is characterized by the grease on the tissue. It is also common for a person with oily skin to have large pores and a shine.
  • Dry skin may feel taut or show flakes of dead skin. It is associated with small pores. Moisturizing is important for this skin type.
  • Combination skin is most common. It exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. Usually, the skin is oily in the T-zone and normal to dry elsewhere.

 5. Know what problems your skin might have
There are usually two 'problem' categories that your skin may fall under, as well as your skin type. These two categories are:
  • Sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, your face reacts easily to regular skin products. This means that when you use regular skin products, your face will get red, itchy, or a rash could form. 
  • Acne-Prone skin. Even if you're not a teenager, you may still get pimples/acne, especially if you have an oily skin type. If you have acne-prone skin, look around for a good acne products.

Always remember to take good care of your skin. Avoid exposing your bare skin under the sun. Eat fruits and veggies for healthier skin. Drink lots of water. Treat your skin well. Give your skin some rest too. If you take care of it, it will paid-off soon. ^_^

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