Determining Your Skin Type…For Real

Trying to find a skincare regimen is quite possibly the most difficult thing to do. First of all, everyone can probably pick at least two or more different concerns that they have when it comes to their skin. On top of that, how do you exactly know what kind of skin type you actually have? Sure, I have oily skin, but it becomes easily dehydrated without the proper care. So would I be oily, dry, combination?! It can become so overwhelming.

Step one is to determine your skin type–not by what you feel like it might be, but by knowing the characteristics that it has. Take a close look at the photos below and compare them to your own skin. Next, narrow down what your top concerns are: acne, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, etc. Once you’ve narrowed down what your concerns are, choose the concern that is most important to you; this is how you can choose an appropriate treatment option to add into your routine. Once you’ve corrected that concern, continue to move down the list until you’re happy with your skin.

Enjoy my lovely photos created in Paint!

Combination/Dry: Noticeable pores down center of face--a bit larger in size and larger in number than Dry Skin Type. Cheeks are prone to dryness, and any breakouts are generally in the T-Zone.

Combination/Dry Skin: Noticeable pores down center of face–a bit larger in size and larger in number than Dry Skin Type. Cheeks are prone to dryness, and any breakouts are generally in the T-Zone.

Combination/Oily: Larger pore size and larger in number, visible pores throughout entire face, experiences "extremes" (extremely oily to extremely dry to extreme breakouts), and is prone to regular breakouts.

Combination/Oily Skin: Larger pore size and larger in number than Combo/Dry, visible pores throughout entire face, experiences “extremes” (extremely oily to extremely dry to extreme breakouts), and is prone to regular breakouts.

Dry Skin: Small to invisible pores, pores are small in number but would be noticeable down center of face, thin skin especially on cheeks, flaky, dehydrated, sallow, and lack of color.

Dry Skin: Small to invisible pores, pores are small in number but would be noticeable down center of face, thin skin especially on cheeks, flaky, dehydrated, sallow, and lack of color.

Oily Skin: Large pores and the largest number of visible pores, oily and acneic, pores extend throughout the entire face, problematic skin that can feel "thick" or appear more orange in color.

Oily Skin: Large pores and the largest number of visible pores, oily and acneic, pores extend throughout the entire face, problematic skin that can feel “thick” or appear more orange in color.

Sensitive Skin: Lots of redness, typically hot to touch, tends to be very reactive to touch, pressure, and certain products, and needs to use caution when working with skincare/cosmetics.

Sensitive Skin: Lots of redness, typically hot to touch, tends to be very reactive to touch, pressure, and certain products, and needs to use caution when working with skincare/cosmetics.

Were you surprised by what your skin type was, or were you spot on? Knowing our skin can help us keep it healthy. Thank you for reading! XOXO

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