Understanding your skin type is most important before you start using any skincare product. To know whether a product can be applied on your skin, its crucial to know what are the problems/conditions your skin has. Once you understand this you would be able to choose your skin care products wisely.
Below table gives you 4 common skin types, the skin conditions with which you can identify which type you belong to & the most suitable product type that you can choose.
|Skin Type||Skin Conditions||Most Suitable Product|
|Dry||You might have condtions like flaking, scaling and peeling, Cracking, Itching, and Redness. Skin appears and feels rough.|
Feeling of tightness after coming in contact with water.
|Use a rich moisturizer like cream or serums.|
|Oily||Enlarged pores, Skin appears shiny or dull. Shows an oily residue if blotted with tissue.||Use liquids such as light gels/serums, thin lotions as opposed to thick products that can clog pores|
Avoid using products that contain harsh ingredients such as alcohol as they can trigger more sebum (oil) production
|Sensitive||Stinging sensation when using products. Skin likely to be dry or hyper-reactive.|
Inflamed or irritated.
Show skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea or allergies
|Avoid products that use|
fragrance, alcohol and any other harsh ingredients
|Combination||Oily T-zone (face, nose, chin & forehead)|
Parts of face dry and flaky
|Light weight formulas e.g. gels/liquids/oil absorbing products|
Lotions, creams & serums for dry areas