4 basic types of facial skin and appropriate care.


 Determining your skin type is very important. When you know exactly what type of skin you have, it will be easier for you to choose the right cosmetics, or it will be easier to find the causes and remedies when your skin has problems. A beautiful facial skin is always the desire of many people, but before owning it, you must really understand it.

* How to distinguish my skin type?

A simple way is to use a tissue (or blotting paper) to wipe your face in the morning after you wake up. Use 6 blotting papers to examine skin tissue on the following areas: chin, outer cheeks, forehead, and outer nose. And let’s see what kind of skin I have.

1. Normal skin.

If you don’t notice any signs of oiliness or dryness after wiping with a tissue, your skin is normal. This is a relatively healthy skin type, if you know how to take care of it, you will have the skin you desire.

* Signs of normal skin recognition.

– No sign of grease after wiping with paper.
– No severe redness.
– Skin looks healthy.

* How to take care of normal skin:

For people with normal skin, facial skin care, choosing cosmetics becomes a lot easier. Although possessing an ideal skin, but if you neglect to take care of your skin… you will regret it! Skin problems such as: Acne, aging, lack of moisture … will easily appear when neglected.

Remember to do all the work: wash your face regularly, moisturize to provide nutrients to the skin, exfoliate, etc.

2. Oily skin.

This is a fairly recognizable skin type. If after wiping your face with paper, you see oil stains on the paper, it means you have an oily skin. Pay close attention to areas like the nose, forehead, cheeks and you will definitely get this

* Signs of oily skin:

– Pores are quite large.
– Dull or shiny and thick skin.
– Or have blackheads, whiteheads or other blemishes.

* How to care for oily skin:

Avoid washing your face too much: Although washing your face will help clean your skin, you should not overwash. For those with oily skin, if you wash your face too much, it will stimulate the skin to produce oil and sebum, which is extremely bad for the skin. So you should only wash your face 2-3 times a day and use facial cleansers for the skin.

Avoid touching your face with your hands: your hands are constantly in contact with oil, dirt, and bacteria. So keep your hands away from your face, so your facial skin will be healthier.

Moisturizing: many people mistakenly believe that oily skin is excess moisture. But that’s not it, oil and moisture are two completely different things. You should moisturize the skin by drinking lots of filtered water, keeping the skin balanced. If the skin is dehydrated, more oil will appear.

Purify the body with fresh foods, good for the face: such as fruits, aloe vera, cucumber, egg white, ..

Use oil-absorbing paper: Oil-absorbing paper is an indispensable item for girls with oily skin. Making sure your skin is always clean and dry will increase your sense of confidence.

Use facial cleanser: choose the right cleanser for oily skin. Facial cleansers have a balanced pH, and note that hot water should not be used to wash your face because hot water only makes more oil and the skin is more susceptible to bacterial infections.

3. Dry skin.

If your skin is dry skin, after wiping your face with the paper you will find the paper clean but you will feel dry and flaky skin.

* Characteristics of dry skin:

– Pores are barely visible.
– Dull, dry skin.
– Or have red patches.
– Poor elasticity.
– There are ridges on the skin.

* How to care for dry skin:

Dry skin is formed due to lack of liquid to provide moisture to the skin. Dry skin will easily appear wrinkles, aging and allergies. Dry skin can be smooth at a young age, but as you age, the skin will appear more problems so you need to be careful.

Girls with dry skin should focus on moisturizing products, providing moisture to the skin. Skin should not use products with strong bleaching and reducing properties. Only neutral products should be used, with a pH of about 5.5.

Using a cream-based cream, apply a thick layer on the face 1 to 2 hours before sleeping to provide nutrients to the skin. If you have a heavy feeling on your face, you can use a towel to wipe off the nutrients before going to sleep.

Use appropriate masks to provide moisture to the skin, avoid using clay masks because this product will make your skin drier.

And one thing that is very easy to do but equally important is to drink water. Drink plenty of filtered water to hydrate your skin.

4. Combination skin.

If your T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) appears oily and other areas do not, it is a sign that you have a combination skin.

* Features of combination skin:

– Excessively dilated pores.
– Blackhead.
– Shiny skin.

* How to take care of combination skin:

Combination skin is the most difficult skin to care for because it is both oily in the T-zone, dry and easy to age in the U-zone. Therefore, the way to care for your face in this case is to pay attention to both cleansing steps. , reduce oil and moisturize when taking care of combination skin:

Clean, absorb oil, prevent skin acne: Wash your face with gel cleanser or water to dry your skin, use AHA/BHA serum daily to detox pores and prevent acne.

Moisturizing and anti-aging: your dry skin will have problems with dryness, which can easily lead to aging, so you must use moisturizers, serums that provide moisture to the skin. Or drink lots of water for healthier skin.

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