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How to Determine Your Skin Type

It's easier than you think

There is nothing more important for skincare than understanding what your skin type is. This is incredibly essential as it affects the products you choose and ways in which you interact with your skin. Without this crucial knowledge, you’d be prone to unnecessary breakouts, irritation, flakiness, and a number of other situations you could have easily avoided if you took a moment to get to know your skin. We get it. It can be confusing to figure what your skin type is which is why we’ve broken it down in this easy guide.

Here's how:

STEP ONE:

Cleanse your skin with a gentle pH-balanced cleanser

Cleanse your skin with a gentle pH-balanced cleanser

STEP TWO:

After rinsing, do not apply anything else to the skin including moisturizer! I know it may sound counterintuitive but trust the process. Leave your skin alone for at least 30 mins to an hour so you can properly examine it.

After rinsing, do not apply anything else to the skin including moisturizer! I know it may sound counterintuitive but trust the process. Leave your skin alone for at least 30 mins to an hour so you can properly examine it.

STEP THREE:

Let’s get to know your skin.

Let’s get to know your skin.

Is it feeling tight and dry like it lacks hydration?

Is it feeling tight and dry like it lacks hydration?

Your skin type is likely dry. You’re prone to flakiness, peeling skin, tightness after cleansing, and a lack of oil or shine to your complexion. Dry skin essentially lacks sebum/oil and needs a proper regime in place to restore that balance and revive it to be the glowing complexion that it can be.

Does your skin have a noticeable shine in areas like your forehead, nose, and/or chin?

You’ve got oily skin. You’re prone to excess oil production which can occur for a number of reasons but the most common being genetic and hormonal changes. This increase in oil can lead to a number of issues including breakouts and enlarged pores. You need a healthy oil-regulating routine to restore your skin’s balance and mattify excess shine.

Not noticing any noticeable dryness or oiliness?

Lucky you! Your skin is normal. This means you have a healthy balance of hydration and oil. While many claim that those with normal skin can use anything on their skin this simply isn’t true. Normal skin just means you don’t have any particular concerns when it comes to the hydration of your skin but you can still damage it by using the wrong products. How can you tell? If you experience any redness, inflammation, or excess dryness or oiliness when using a product — it isn’t for you.

Are you noticing your skin is feeling tight and dry in some areas and oilier in others?

You’ve got combination skin. Think of it this way: you essentially have two different skin types coexisting at the same time. The best way to deal with this is to treat each area differently. We know it sounds annoying but it’s the best way to truly combat your skin issues while maintaining the health of it.

LONG STORY SHORT

Keep in mind that while these tips will help you to determine your skin type right now there is a possibility that it will change over time. You can always return here to get some quick tips to understand your skin type and re-create your routine based around any changes you have been experiencing. You’ve got this! Plus, we’re always here to answer any further questions you may have. Feel free to email us at info@byroe.com!