There’s a very crucial aspect of skincare that a lot of people don’t pay attention to, and that is knowing your skin type.

Your skin type will determine your skincare regimen and also the products that will be suitable for you.   

So let’s get down to it!


This type of skin gets irritated very easily. It can be characterized by red patches, itchiness, dryness, burning and in some cases rashes. Products have to be selected carefully as a lot of reactions are due to but not exclusive to skincare products and regimens.

2. NORMAL:  

For this skin type, it’s not too oily and not too dry. If no product is applied after cleansing, it re-moisturizes itself after a few minutes. The skin has a good moisture-protein balance.

The pores are barely visible and skin is elastic. There is a wide range of products to choose from if you fall under this category.

3. DRY:  

There’s usually a feeling of tightness after washing, for people with dry skin. Little or no oil is produced and lines quickly begin to form and show up in the skin due to low moisture content in the skin cells.

People with dry skin tend to have almost invisible pores and experience flaking more frequently especially on the elbows and knees. The skin tends to look rough and dull.


This is simply a matter of being two-faced. While the rest of the face and skin may be dry or normal, the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) gets really oily. Two sets of products might be needed to adequately pamper this skin type.

5. OILY:  

This is characterized by large pores and very shiny skin. A few minutes after washing, the whole face begins to get really oily even without products.

Due to the presence of large pores, oily skin is usually acne-prone. White and blackheads are also a common skin problem.

Oily skin is usually thick and remains youthful for a long time because it is very elastic.  

Now you know your skin type, do well to cater properly for it!

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