How to determine your skin type

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You don’t always need a specialist, and if you want to know how to identify your skin type by yourself, I’ve prepared some tips to help you.

It’s important to know very well what type of skin you have, because that is the only way to create a proper care routine, investing only in the products that will really help you. So, you risk making less unpleasant experiments, and you also save and protect your skin.

How to identify your skin type
It’s important to know that there is no “normal” skin and when this term is used, dermatologists refer simply to a skin that is not very dry, oily, prone to acne or sensitive skin.

If you notice that your skin has changed its look since your last visit to the dermatologist, the easiest way to identify your skin type is to pay attention to the visible signs. There is no test to do, but you can analyze it using a magnifying glass.

It’s best to thoroughly clean your skin using a gentle gel and then gently wipe your skin. Leave it for 60 minutes and then look at your skin. Do you feel your skin cracks when you smile? Then you probably have dry skin. If the nose and forehead shine while the cheeks are drier, you have a mixed face. Do you have shiny cheeks? That means you may have an oily skin. If you have a gentle glow and your skin feels great, then you have normal skin.

How the skin type is changing
It’s good to know that your skin type will change over time, influenced by a variety of factors. These include pregnancy, treatments, various medical problems, menopause or climate change, but most of the main cause is hormonal disorder. At the same time, even an inappropriate care routine can affect the type of skin, a dry skin can turn into an oily one and vice versa, by using inappropriate products.

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