Prior to adopting any skin care routine, it’s important to know what type of skin you have. According to extensive research, skin types have been grouped into;
🔆NORMAL SKIN – usually not sensitive and observed to be balanced compared to other skin types
🔆DRY SKIN – observed to be flaky, scaly or rough
🔆OILY SKIN – observed to be shiny, greasy and sometimes with big pores
🔆COMBINATION SKIN – observed to be oily most notably; the forehead, nose and chin, and dry in other areas
🔆SENSITIVE SKIN – observed to easily react to products normally adapted to other skin types.
Once you have successfully identified your skin type, it’ll be easier to get the perfect skin care product or better medical advice because come rain or shine your skin type always remains the same.
Some factors might influence and sometimes trigger reactions for the various skin types, most notably;
1)Environment/Weather conditions: Take the harmattan season for instance, this will trigger dry skin.
2)Hereditary: Genetic inheritance from our parents, etc.
3)Hormones: Pregnancy has been known to trigger skin reactions.
4) Allergies/Diet: Food and other allergies and dietary factors will require professional advice.
THE DIY skin assessment test;
1)Wash you face to remove oil and dirt.
2)Pat it dry with a towel and apply no moisturizer.
3)Wait for about an hour without touching the face at all.
4)If your skin feels itchy and tight with a little flakes you have a dry skin
5)If it’s shiny and feels greasy around the nose and forehead, you have an oily skin
6)If it’s oily around the nose but your cheeks and jaws are just ok then, you have a combination skin
7)If your face sometimes get red, irritated, itchy or inflamed, that’s a sensitive skin
Knowing your skin type will go a long way in determining product selection and will come in very handy during consultation.