Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Do You Know the Proper Way to Test and Determine Your Skin Type?

Knowing with certainty the type of skin you have is definitely helpful when buying beauty products.  Otherwise, you might be neglecting or over using ingredients that could spoil your complexion from too heavy a formulation for oily skin, not heavy enough for dry, or left wondering what is the best, if you fall in between with combination skin.  After all, you need those products to work for you and not against.  

Though you probably have a good idea as to where your skin fits in when it comes to determining type, there is a simple test to take the guesswork out of figuring skin type.  This is with the tissue test.

The proper way to perform the test is to wash your face and then wait 15 minutes before pressing the tissue over your skin.  Hold the tissue in place for about 10 seconds.

After that allotted time goes by, you need to check the tissue and examine it.  If you see a lot of dark spots, your complexion is oily. 

On the other hand, if you see just a few dark spots, then you have combination skin.  In fact, you probably found those dark spots in your T-zone (chin, forehead, and chin area).

However, you might find your tissue has light spots in places.  This result means you have normal skin.

Those that have a clean tissue after doing this test have dry skin.

Once you have made a determination, the better your chances are for keeping your complexion as beautiful as possible.  In addition, you'll be saving money on accumulating products that you will need to buy again since they were wrong for you in the first place.