Oily, dry or both? What skin are you carrying?
| Updated: Aug 08, 2017 21:09 IST
London [UK], August 8 (ANI):In a world where each face is different from the other, the skin type differs too. Not only can your skin be dry or oily, but it can also be a combination of both. But how do you understand which type of skin you carry? Knowing your skin type goes a long way, it can be a savior from all the skin problems that you have to deal with. Here are three easy signs, as reported by the Independent, to help you figure out what category your complexion falls into. How does your skin feel? Its all about the feels ,the texture of your skin can reveal a lot about its condition and the products that you need to look after it. If your skin feels tight, it is likely to be dry while oily skin will feel greasy and shiny all over. Alternatively, combination skin will feel dry everywhere other than the T-zone which includes the forehead, nose and chin and normal skin will feel balanced - not too dry or too oily. Examine your pores Visible, not visible,small or big that's how the pores can be described. We all have pores no matter our skin type but the size and how often they get clogged can tell you a lot. Typically, large clogged pores around the nose are an indicator of oily skin while people with dry skin will have small pores that feel tight. On combination skin, pores tend to be large around the nose and smaller in other areas while those who have normal skin have less noticeable pores. How often do you need to moisturise? The miracle product called moisturizer can be of help in your search. It is used to keep our skin feeling healthy and hydrated but how often you need to apply it could be seriously revealing when it comes to determining your skin type.For people with oily complexions, certain moisturisers can leave their skin feeling greasy while those with dry skin demand a more hardworking product - especially after cleansing and first thing in the morning. If you have combination skin it's likely that you need to apply moisturiser to some areas of your face but not others, while normal skin tends to stay fairly hydrated throughout the day. How to care for your skin Now that you know your skin type, it is equally important to know how to pamper it with the best care and products. - Oily: The good thing about oily skin is that even when you forget applying moisturiser you won't be in trouble,hydration is rarely the issue when it comes to oily skin so it's best to avoid heavy creams, instead opt for products that are light and cleanse on a regular basis. Don't be afraid to use oil-based products, but do be wary of anything that contains alcohol as you don't want to completely strip your skin of its natural oils. - Dry: This skin type is like barren land asking for water,it can be sore, tight and uncomfortable so you really need to knuckle down that hydration to stop your skin from getting flaky. Opt for a cream specifically designed to prevent moisture loss and make sure to look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid which is known for its extra hydrating properties. - Combination:What happens when you get stuck in the middle of nowhere, this skin type is neither oily nor dry so here the key is to correct imbalance. Jojoba oil is one of the best normalisers. One must keep an eye out for products that include this wonder ingredient. You might also want to use a mild cleanser and moisturiser on your cheeks with a more rigorous product on your T-zone to cut through oil. -Normal: Lucky are the people who are blessed with normal skin, they don't need much heavy product to keep your skin in check, so opt for lighter solutions and avoid anything too abrasive. (ANI)