Dermatologists say that the type of skin is sometimes best determined at home. This is especially convenient in times of pandemics, economic crisis when many lose their jobs and the services of beauty salons are unfeasible.
- A quick test — can be determined by an elimination procedure. Wash or clean your face without the use of cosmetics. Wait 30 minutes to an hour. Look at the face and pores on the face in the mirror. Oily skin is when you see enlarged pores and noticeable skin glow. Dry skin is when the skin peels and the pores are barely visible to the eye. Combination skin is a combination of these skin reactions.
- Pinching the face — gently pinch the face. Release your fingers. Look at skin reactions. When the skin returns to its place immediately, it means that it is optimally hydrated. If the skin needs a moment to return to its place, it means that the skin cells need water, ie the skin is dry / dehydrated.
- Thorough test-cleanse the skin. After 30 minutes, gently dab a sheet of absorbent cosmetic paper or tissue paper. Try it on several different parts of the face. Study the paper in the light. If the paper is a little greasy and the skin feels comfortable it means you have a normal skin type. If you notice a significant amount of oil on the paper, it means that the skin is oily. If the paper is dry and you have an uncomfortable feeling of skin tightness it means the skin is dry. For dry skin, the worst areas are the corners of the nose and lips and the vicinity of the eyebrows.
- Dehydrated skin – if the skin (especially after bathing / showering) feels uncomfortable, tight and quickly absorbs the cream, it means that it is dehydrated. Winter conditions further dry the skin, which is conducive to space heating, regular showering and bathing. This affects the protective hydrolipid envelope, causing the appearance of various skin manifestations (itching, flaking, roughness, redness and increased irritability and sensitivity). Symptoms are more pronounced if the skin is dry and dehydrated. A sign of dehydration can be skin tone without shine, grayish and pale, increased sebum secretion and the appearance of lines on the skin surface. So if the skin shows signs of aging (thin lines, wrinkles, dark circles) it means that it is dehydrated.