1. Start with a clean face Begin with a freshly cleansed face to ensure accurate observations.
2. Observe your skin after 1 hour After cleansing, let your skin rest for about an hour. During this time, avoid applying any skincare products.
3. Check for shine Examine your forehead, nose, & chin, known as the T-zone. If it appears shiny or oily, you likely have oily or combination skin.
4. Assess your cheeks Gently feel your cheeks. If they feel comfortable and not too dry or oily, you probably have normal or combination skin.
5. Look for tightness Notice if your skin feels tight or appears flaky. If so, you likely have dry or sensitive skin.
6. Check for pores Examine your pores on the nose & cheeks. Enlarged pores may indicate oily or combination skin.
7. Note any sensitivity If your skin frequently reacts to new products with redness, itching, or burning, you likely have sensitive skin.
8. Consider breakouts If you experience frequent acne or blemishes, you may have acne-prone or combination skin.
9. Evaluate age Keep in mind that skin type can change with age. Younger individuals might have oilier skin, while mature skin tends to be drier.
10. Consult a dermatologist If you’re still uncertain about your skin type or have specific concerns, consult a dermatologist for a professional assessment.