Know Your Skin Type
Here are two easy ways to determine your skin type at home;
The Bare-Faced Method
Cleanse your face thoroughly with a mild cleanser and gently pat dry. Hey! Not with a tissue.
Leave skin bare – do not apply any additional moisturizers, serums or treatments for half an hour.
Afterwards, examine your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead for any shine.
If your skin feels parched or tight, especially if you smile or make any other facial expressions, your skin is likely dry
If there is noticeable shine on your nose and forehead, your skin is mostly likely normal/combination.
If there is shine on your cheeks in addition to your forehead and nose, you most likely have oily skin.
The Blotting Sheet Method
This method is much faster and often an excellent differentiator between oily and dry skin types.
Gently pat a blotting paper on different areas of your face. Hold the sheet up to the light to determine how much oil is visible.
If the sheet picked up little to no oil, you most likely have dry skin.
If the blotting paper reveals oil from the forehead and nose areas, your skin is normal/combination.
Finally, if the blotting paper is saturated with oil, it is extremely likely that you have oily skin.
Voila! You may now shop as your skin has revealed unto you.