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Taking care of your skin is important for more than simply looks. And knowing your skin type will help you care for your skin more effectively. Understanding your skin allows you to identify solutions that are suited for you and address potential difficulties without generating extra skin problems.

If you wonder about what kind of skin you have, this article is for you! We will go over the different skin types and provide simple guidelines on how to figure out what your skin type is.

What’s My Skin Type?

Every person’s skin is unique and special. However, any skin type can be classified into one of the major categories.


Oily skin produces too much sebum, which makes the skin look greasy, especially around the forehead, nose, and chin. These areas are also known as the T-zone. You may experience:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne blemishes
  • Blackheads and acne outbreaks
  • Shiny and thick complexion


Dry skin is usually dull and might become rough and even scaly. It tends to feel tight or less elastic, and it can display more obvious lines. You could also experience red and itchy skin because dry skin can easily be irritated.


Some areas of your skin may be dry or normal, while others, such as the T-zone, may be oily. It may need slightly different treatment in various places.


Sensitive skin type can have the following:

  • Skin that quickly flushes
  • Rashes and bumps
  • Stinging or burning sensation after using skincare products
  • Dry, flaky, itchy skin patches

Genetics, allergies, or environmental elements could lead to sensitive skin


Normal skin is well-balanced and does not have a dry nor an oily feel. It doesn’t cause breakouts, flakiness, or a slick or tight feeling. Pores are normally small, the skin has a smooth texture, and it is less prone to irritation and blemishes.

How to Tell What Skin Type You Have

You don’t have to meet a dermatologist and see how to figure out your skin type. Here are two common effective methods you can do at home.

The Bare-Face Method

This at-home test allows you to determine your skin type simply by watching how your skin reacts after cleansing.

  1. Use a gentle cleanser to completely cleanse your face.
  2. Let it dry.
  3. Leave it bare for 30 minutes.
  4. Examine for signs and symptoms from a major skin type on our list.

Blotting Sheets

Pressing a clean blotting sheet on different parts of your face is an easy technique to identify your skin type, especially for oily or dry skin. Using blotting paper, gently pat the various parts of your face and evaluate how much oil is visible. You can now tell what type of skin you have by judging how much oil you have on your blotting sheet.


Every skin type requires a unique treatment and care regimen. Many skincare products are designed for each skin type to provide the best results. That’s why it is important to understand your skin type so you can use the appropriate skincare products and perform the proper technique for treating your skin based on your skin type. If you have any questions about your skin type, or would like to speak with an expert, sign up for a free consultation today!