Dermatology can be used to rejuvenate your skin and correct all kinds of imperfections. We can do this through laser treatments, the Stem Cell Facelift, or even Botox in Beverly Hills. Optimally, however, you won’t ever need more intensive dermatological care. Before or after a treatment with us, we want your skin to look and feel its best. To help you do that, we’re going to help you find your skin type:
There are four different types of skin: normal, oily, dry, and combination. Those in the first category are extremely lucky; you can use pretty much any skincare routine you’d like, and your skin will still look and feel fantastic. Those with oily skin are more prone to blemishes. Dry skin, on the other hand, tends to flake, feel tight, or even itch. Finally, those with combination skin have something of the worst of both worlds – some parts of their skin are oily, while other parts are dry. Note that when we’re talking about skin type, we’re mostly talking about the face. You can read more about skin types here.
Okay, now that you know what the various skin types are – how do you find yours? We’re going to present you with two different techniques you can use:
The Cleanser Method
This method is incredibly straightforward. Apply a gentle cleanser to your face as you would normally – you can do this in the shower. Don’t apply any additional moisturizers or other treatments. After about 30 minutes, check to see if any sections of your face are shiny. After another 30 minutes, see if your skin feels tight or parched – this can be especially noticeable if you move your facial muscles around. Those of you who have shiny areas may have oily skin. Those with tightness probably have dry skin. Those with shiny and tight skin – well, you’ve probably got combination skin. Finally, the lucky ones who have little to no noticeable shine or tightness have normal skin. We have different cleansers in office to suit all needs, acne, moisturizing, anti-aging and more!
The Blotting Method
The second method is simple as can be: Take a blotting paper and dab it on a section of your skin. See how much oil the paper picks up. If it’s a lot, you probably have oily skin! If it’s a little, you probably have normal skin! Hardly any at all? You probably have dry skin. Have some sections showing up oily while others are dry as a bone? We’re in combination land.
When you know what skin type you have, you can tailor your skincare routine to match it. Without knowing what your skin type is, you might use the wrong products, which can actually end up damaging your skin.
It’s worth mentioning that skin type doesn’t mean skin condition – you can have sensitive skin that’s dry or oily, for example. We may dive into the various skin conditions one can have, in a later blog post – stay tuned!