Friday, April 20, 2007

Ways to Identify Your Skin Type

The reason of many women have bad skin is they do not understand their skin types and use the wrong skincare products. Somebody think they have dry skin but actually have combination. Therefore, the skincare product they use may make their skins even drier.

There are four types of skin: oily, dry, combination and sensitive. Recently, I read an article from the Allure magazine, and it offers an easy way to test what skincare one has is to use lakewarm water.

1. When you are not wearing makeup and have an hour to spare, pull hair back. Splash the face ten times with lakewarm water. Pat skin with a towel until it is damp but not dripping. Allow skin to air-dirt, and wait for 30 minutes without applying any moisturizer or makeup.

2. Stand in front of a well-lit mirror. Squint, furrow your frow and smile widely. If your face feels tight and itchy or appears flaky or ashy, you have dry skin. If you also frequently break out from skin-care products, you have sensitive skin. If neither, wait for another 30 minutes.

3. Press one ply of tissue over your entire face, and then examine the residue on it. If there are greasy patches from your forehead, nose, chins and cheeks, you have oily skin. If it is only oily down t-zone, you have combination skin.

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