What Skin Type Are You?? Let's Help You Find Out

Some Helpful Characteristics of Skin Types

Oily skin produces an excess of sebum that causes the skin to appear shiny and feel greasy—especially throughout the T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin). If you have oily skin, you may be more likely to have enlarged pores, develop acne blemishes and be more prone to acne breakouts.

Dry skin is typically dull and may become rough, flaky or even scaly. It often feels tight or less elastic and may be prone to showing more visible lines. In addition, it may become itchy or irritated.

Normal skin is balanced—feeling neither dry nor oily. It is not prone to breakouts, flakiness, feeling slick or tight. Pores are generally small, the skin's texture is smooth, and it is less likely to be prone to sensitivity or blemishes.

Combination skin includes areas that are dry as well as oily—with the T-Zone commonly being oily, and the cheeks being either dry or normal.

Sensitive skin is often referred to as a skin type, but you can have oily and sensitive skin, dry and sensitive skin or normal and sensitive skin. Regardless of which type of skin you have, if you have sensitive skin, it may be red, feel like it's burning, itching or dry. These symptoms may be related to having skin that is more vulnerable to external irritants and may be triggered by certain ingredients, like dyes or fragrance, as well as environmental factors. If your skin is sensitive, you may be able to determine what triggers your sensitivity and avoid products containing those specific ingredients or alter your environment to reduce your exposure to triggering agents.

If these descriptions of the various skin types didn't help you come to a conclusion, there are at-home tests you can do to assist in determining the type of skin you just may have.

Watch and Wait

You can try this test at home and it allows you to understand what kind of skin you have by observing how your skin reacts after cleansing. To start, wash your face with a soft cleanser then gently pat it dry. If your skin appears shiny throughout after 30 minutes, you likely have oily skin. If it feels tight and is flaky or scaly, you likely have dry skin. If the shine is only in your T-Zone (bridge of your nose and forehead), you likely have combination skin. Lastly, if your skin feels hydrated and comfortable, but not oily, you probably have normal skin.

With the right facial cleansing brush head from TreatMe100, you can care for your skin wisely while addressing your skin type concern. Hope this helps!