Do you know your skin type?!

Knowing what type of skin you have, and being able to determine it on others, is something that I’ve always thought was “obvious.” It’s so second nature to me, but it recently occurred to me, not everyone knows what type of skin they have. It’s along the same lines as beauty bloggers talking about undertones.. it’s completely second nature to those of us who were perfecting make up before youtube days, but doesn’t seem so obvious to those just learning.

As part of my basic beauty category, I’m going to tell you all how to find out what type of skin you have, so that buying skin care products will be a little easier.

The first step! Wash your face. With any gentle cleanser. Don’t add any additional products, just wash it clean.

2. Hang out for about an hour. Watch two episodes of sex and the city, check out some beauty blogs, read a magazine, almost anything that doesn’t involve touching your face for any reason! If you feel the need to use the phone, put that baby on speaker.

3. During this time, your skin is returning to how it is naturally, when there isn’t any product on it. When the hour is up, grab a tissue and gently wipe your face around the t-zone and check for dry patches.

If there is no oil on your tissue, and no dry patches, you have normal skin! Normal skin is such a blessing, and don’t forget it. So keep taking care of that skin and drink your water!!

If there is some oil on the tissue, your skin is more the oily side. You’re going to want to use powder products and light moisturizers. Don’t skip moisturizer all together though, if you never moisturize your skin, then your body will make more natural oils to compensate.. you don’t want that.

If your skin is feeling tight, or you see some flaky patches, you have dry skin. You’re going to want to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated so that your make up doesn’t stick to the dry patches.

And if you see flaky patches or feel tight skin and some oily patches? you’ve got combination skin. This is actually quite common as well as it frustrating. Apply less face lotion to those oily areas, and apply a power to them before you put on your foundation.

I hope this was helpful! As always if anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me. I’m here to answer anything 🙂

Thanks for reading, have a great weekend 🙂

xox Lo

5 Comments

  • daisy March 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Superlike . thanks a lot for the post

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    • beauty90 March 29, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Thanks for reading! I’m glad you enjoyed it

      Reply
  • tom west March 30, 2015 at 7:53 am

    After i shower i get dry skin on my face..mostly forehead and around nose area. I try use coconut oil . Is this the wisest options as i love to eat it also and it seems to work great on hair/beard..acutally i could swim in it!

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    • beauty90 March 30, 2015 at 7:59 am

      Yes, I also use a body oil as a moisturizer after the shower. It’s a fantastic moisturizer. Not only is it easily digested and sent to the liver, it will also help you fight viruses, while it’s moisturizing your skin natrually. Some people (like me) can’t put oil in their hair, but if it works for you that’s awesome!! 🙂
      Also, you may be getting dry skin because your water is too hot, I know everyone loves a hot shower but it really dries out your skin.

      Thanks so much for reading 🙂
      xox Lo

      Reply
  • Basic beginners make up kit April 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

    […] Side-note* I’ve recently noticed that a LOT of people think that they have normal skin. Most don’t, if you do, you’re lucky! but a lot of people who think they have normal skin, actually have combination skin. If you’re not sure, check my post on determining your skin type HERE […]

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