Figure Out Your Skin Type

At one point in my life, I thought I wanted to be an esthetician. I thought I would love it because I am so into skincare and makeup, plus I have this sick obsession with popping zits! Yeah, it’s weird, but don’t knock it until you try it!

After completing my 260 hours for my license, I got my first esthetician job at a spa and well…it wasn’t for me. I did the same thing every hour on the hour. My hands hurt, no one wanted extractions (me popping their zits), and I couldn’t take being quiet all day in a dark room with someone napping in front of me.

In my short time working as an esthetician, I gave a lot of facials with really good products, but what I noticed about my clients (and people in general) they were unable to take care of their skin because they didn’t know their skin type.

Need help figuring out your skin type? Start by washing your face and getting rid of all the makeup, oil, and buildup from the day so your skin is fresh.

How to figure out your skin type?

  1. Start by washing your face and getting rid of all the makeup, oil, and buildup from the day so your skin is fresh.
  2. Don’t apply any products and wait a couple of hours. This allows your skin to return to its natural form.
  3. Figure out your skin type based on these traits below and tell me what do you see?

Sensitive skin

The most problematic, fragile, and irritated (no we aren’t talking about the YOU when your special friend is in town) type of skin.

  • Inflamed
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Dryness

Dry skin

You’re #blessed in the department of never getting blemishes, but your skin is like the Arizona heat leaving you with a dull and rough complexion.

  • Almost invisible pores
  • Red patches
  • Visible lines

Oily skin

You don’t leave home without powder because if you did, people could see their reflection on your forehead. Good news, oily skin is less prone to aging and wrinkles!

  • Enlarged pores
  • Shiny, greasy, and thick complexion
  • Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes

Combination skin

Skin is dry or normal in some areas and oily in others like your T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Combo skin requires a lot of different attention, much like me in a relationship. Make up your mind skin!

  • Large pores
  • Blackheads
  • Shiny

Normal skin

Not too dry, not too oily; in other words, you’re perfect and the rest us with the other skin types hate you for your healthy complexion.

  • None or few imperfections
  • No severe sensitivity
  • Barely visible pores

Now that you’ve figured out your skin type, it’s time to keep your skin looking it’s very best. Use the right products based on your skin needs and you’ll improve the texture and overall appearance daily. I’m not saying you won’t have any more imperfections, but with paying more attention to your skin you’ll be able to reduce and control some problems you face. Hooray for skin care!

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