To get the best results from your skincare products and routine, it really pays to learn how to know your skin type.
This can help you understand more about the unique aspects of your skin – and you can make more empowered choices about the best way to care for it.
But where do you start?
How to know what type of face skin you have
To learn how to know your face skin type, you need to learn what to look out for. Different skin types behave in noticeably different ways. Each also has unique skincare needs.
There are four main skin types – normal, dry, oily, combination. Most people mistakenly add a fifth one “sensitive skin”, which is classified as a skin condition, not a skin type.
Normal skin is the easiest to care for – it is well balanced.
If you have normal skin, your skin tone is probably even. You’ll rarely experience irritations or breakouts, and you won’t have dry or oily patches. Because you don’t have excess oil on your skin, your face won’t be shiny.
If your normal skin does break out or get irritated, it will respond quickly to treatment.
Despite this, it’s still very important to maintain a good skincare regime so that you can protect your fabulous skin and avoid skin issues from developing. A light moisturiser is perfect for the spring and summer months.
If you have a dry skin type, this means you produce less oil than your skin needs to stay hydrated.
Your skin will feel tight and may even flake if it gets too dry. When you touch it, your skin texture will feel uneven and rough.
Dry skin can make you look older more quickly than other skin types do. This is because dry skin accentuates the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness.
It’s important for you to use nourishing and hydrating ingredients to prevent further water loss and dehydration. Take extra care of your dry skin with The Derm Team Halt – Facial Elixir, a decadent blend of luxurious oils to keep your skin looking youthful.
If you have an oily skin type, you’ll notice that your skin produces excess sebum (otherwise known as oil). You may also have enlarged pores.
Excess oil on your skin can clog your pores, causing congestion and break-outs. Dealing with pimples is very frustrating, embarrassing and painful. To avoid this, choosing the right skincare products is vital.
Look out for skincare products that can help you balance sebum production. Also, make sure to exfoliate once or twice a week to remove debris from your pores.
Combination skin can be tricky to spot. You may be bothered by one aspect of your skin, causing you to overlook other factors.
People with combination skin often ask, ‘How can I know my skin type?’, feeling frustrated by skin areas that seem at odds.
Your skin may have a combination of oily and dry patches – usually an oily T-zone and dry cheeks. Breakouts may pop up in your oily areas. You might also find that your skin is sensitive, which makes finding the right products even trickier!
When choosing skincare products, you should look for options that will balance your skin and control sebum production.
We recommend using The Derm Team Cleanse Me Away twice a day as an ideal face wash for combination skin types.
If you have sensitive skin, you’re probably frustrated by how challenging it is to find skincare products that don’t cause irritation.
Your skin is probably quite thin. It could also be red or inflamed. You’ll notice this reaction gets worse when you try a skincare product that doesn’t agree with your skin.
To show your skin some love, choose products that help strengthen your skin barrier. Look for the words, ‘soothing’ or ‘calming’.
While this skin type can be challenging to manage, the good news is that sensitive skin usually responds well to natural skincare.
The Derm Team range is ideal for protecting sensitive skin.
Choosing the right products for your skin type
Now that you know what skin type you have, you’ll be able to start designing a skincare routine that works for you. This is exciting because the right products can have a massive impact on how your skin looks. And how your skin looks can have a huge impact on your self-esteem.
You’re incredible! You deserve to feel that way!
So, here’s what we recommend. Based on what you’ve learnt about your skin type, choose a cleanser and moisturiser that will bring out the best in your skin.
And finally, treat your skin to a twice-weekly face mask. The Derm Team has an absolutely gorgeous Australian Pink Clay face mask for all skin types. This skin treat draws out impurities while clarifying and hydrating to leave your skin feeling soothed, soft and glowing with health.
A final word on how to know what skin type you are
When you’re first learning about skincare, you may not know how to identify your face skin type. There are lots of clues though, so once you know what to look out for, you’ll never wonder how to determine your face skin type again.
Although your skin type can change over time, you’ll know what to look for. Now you have the tools to help you notice when things are changing and adjust your skincare routine to take great care of your skin, regardless of its type.
Finally, if you feel like you need a little extra help figuring out your skin type or choosing the best products for you, book your free Skin Consultation with The Derm Team today.
Remember, whatever skin type you have, there are solutions to help you look and feel beautiful!