As women, we are constantly looking for ways to have glowing and youthful skin. We are willing to pay a fortune from our hard-earned money for skincare products.
The hunt for the best skincare product starts to become a hobby. The problem is that we start to waste A LOT of our time doing so.
Before finding out what my problem was, I looked for advice from bloggers, online tips, homemade remedies, and chemical products — a process every woman goes through. I completely ignored what my skin really needed and what my body was trying to tell me!
After a long journey, I realized that I have damaged and exhausted skin.
That perfect skin advertisement you just saw a second ago is a marketing scam and an illusion. Have you looked out of the windows today? We are surrounded by so much dust, dirt, and pollution that perfection is not really an option.
But hey, the good news is that we can still have healthy skin!
In this article, I’m going to share with you the most important step towards having healthy skin. You can find out what skin type you have by doing these simple steps:
- Remove any makeup
- Wash your face with warm water. Don’t overdo it.
- Wait an hour without applying any products to your face.
- Tap on your face with a tissue. *T-zone and Cheeks*
- Look into the mirror and notice the below symptoms.
If only the T-zone (your forehead and nose) looks shiny and greasy, and your tissue is oily, but the rest of your face is dry, it means you have combined skin.
If your whole face starts to look greasy, feel elastic, and wherever you tap with the tissue you find oils, this means you have oily skin.*Note: Do you know that oily skin could cause acne at any age? *
If you feel that your face is dry and tight, this means you have dry skin.
If your skin becomes red or itchy, this means you have sensitive skin.
If none of the above applies to your skin, this means that you have normal skin. Congratulations! Less maintenance, I envy you!
- Still hard to determine what your skin type is? Consult your dermatologist.
After finding out what your skin type is, you can start taking care of your skin properly. Unless you have a severe skin condition.
By that, I mean pigmentation, skin rash, facial warts, etc… If that’s the case then you should schedule an appointment with your dermatologist.
You might not have a severe skin condition, but still, you don’t know what’s going on with your skin. For example, you might have unstoppable breakouts, acne in certain places (like your neck, weird right?), blind pimples, noticeable wide pores.
If that’s the case, you should get a blood test because your inner body could be crying out for help. And yes, if you have a certain disease this could impact your skin.*Note: Do you know that blind pimples could be a symptom for glandular issues?*.
Want to know more about your skin type? Stay tuned!