How To Know Your Skin Type- Normal, Dry, Combination or Oily?

How To Know Your Skin Type- Normal, Dry, Combination or Oily?

I have noticed that so many of you are still confused about your skin type. Firstly, you end up assuming other skin type and then you choose products according to that skin type! And in the end, you doubt your entire skin care regime! Due to these reasons, I am forced to write this post for you all. In order to help you out to identify your skin type and to share with you which skin type changes to which, as the season progress! Learn how to know your skin type properly.

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How To Know Your Skin Type- Test

To determine your correct skin type, you will need to perform a test. The test is quite simple! At night, wash your face with your current face wash and pat dry as you usually would. After this, do not apply anything on your face, that is, no toner or moisturizer, nothing! The following day when you wake up, stand in front of the mirror and observe your skin. (Without washing your face, of course!)

Different Skin Types

There are different skin types which we will discuss in brief below. Your observation will help you to know your skin type.

Normal Skin Type

Your skin will look supple and soft. When you touch your face, you will not find any oil or shine on your fingertips. And when you pull your cheeks slightly you will not feel stretchy or irritated either. Your skin may or may not be prone to sweating. May or may not be prone to breakouts especially during ‘that’ time of the month. Normal skin type turns dry in winter. (People with normal skin type are quite lucky as they don’t have to face breakouts often!)

Dry Skin Type

You will feel the need to apply a moisturizer. And when you pull your cheeks you will feel stretchy and irritated. Dry skin turns extremely dry and is prone to flaking during winters. You may or may not face comedones (blackheads/whiteheads) issues. (Just get a good moisturizer in hand and stay away from oil-free products!)

Combination Skin Type

Your nose appears oily and when you touch it, the oil is visible on your fingertips. Your forehead may appear shiny too. The rest of the areas feel normal. Combination skin type turns normal to dry during winters. You may or may not experience flaky skin during winters. You may experience blackheads on your nose. (You should follow a multi-treatment routine!)

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Oily Skin Type

Your entire face looks shiny and oily. And you instantly feel the need to wash it ASAP! It is observed that people with oily skin most often face acne issues. You may or may not face acne issues but you do tend to sweat easily. That is because you have large and open pores as compared to other skin types! Oily skin turns combination during winters. (Look out for oil-free products and products which are nourishing at the same time.)

Skin Conditions- Sensitive, Acne Prone Skin, Etc.

Now that you know your skin type, let’s talk about some common skin conditions. Some common skin conditions people tend to have is sensitivity and acne. You can not get rid of both these conditions, only you can keep it under control by choosing the right skin care products. There are other common skin conditions too like psoriasis, eczema etc. (Thanks to pollution, stress and our family history!)

There are a wide variety of products available for your skin type. You just have to read the label. For example, they do mention if it is for dry, combination or oily skin type. But when it comes to skin conditions like what we discussed above, check with your Derm to get the right treatment product!

My Skin Type

My skin is sensitive, oily and acne prone. My skin turns from oily to combination during winters, where most of the time only my T-zone gets oily. (This is why I love winter!) But I do get regular visits from my pimples!

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25 thoughts on “How To Know Your Skin Type- Normal, Dry, Combination or Oily?

  1. Preeti tiwari says:

    Wow… This are some amazing tips to identify skin types. I am always confused before buying any skin care product as I really didnt know what’s my skin type. Thanks for sharing this detailed information.

  2. Amrit kaur says:

    This guide is easy abd complete for a person to check skin type. I know mine is combination but i will still check again

  3. Deepa Shri Rajan says:

    Very very useful writeup to know the skin types. I have always had a confusion about my skin type after reading this it’s so helpful

  4. Jhilmil D Saha says:

    This is a complete guide to identify each skin type with a few tests at home. I know a lot of people still confused about their skin type. I will definitely share this article with them. Thanks for writing.

  5. Nisha says:

    Skin is a complex organ and it’s tricky to figure out the real concerns. Your tips are great. One must use products according to their skin type.

  6. Jhilmil says:

    That’s quite a comprehensive guide to know the skin type. So from this I feel my skin is normal. Now next I would like to know which products should I use in summers.

  7. Shub says:

    Useful guide to know your skin type. My skin is sometimes combination and sometimes dry…Knowing your skin types helps in choosing right products.

  8. Seema Wadhwa says:

    I have an extremely sensitive skin, it’s combination through the year, oily during summer, super dry during winter. An analysis like this is so important

  9. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    My skin type is super oily! In the winters it is only slightly less oily than usual. I also have sensitive and acne-prone skin.

  10. Elicitfolio says:

    Love this post! The weather in NC is changing at the moment, so it’s a great reminder for me to review my skincare routine again! Thanks for the great reminders!

  11. KeshiaRichmond says:

    This is a great post for those who don’t already know their skin type and how it may be affected by seasons.

  12. Daniela Furtado says:

    This was a neat trick! I didn’t realize the test was so simple, a it’s perfect I’m reading this in the morning. I have normal skin. What should I do to take care of it?

    • Snehal says:

      Lucky you! You have normal skin. Follow a simple C-T-M routine to maintain your skin and stay away from chemical laden products. 🙂

  13. CherishingFlo says:

    I’m not going to lie, I’ve never even attempted to figure out what my skin type is. But after reading this I think I have normal type skin! This is a great article! Very informational!

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