Do You Know What’s Your Skin Type?

Do You Know What’s Your Skin Type? Let’s Find Out

When it comes to developing a skincare routine to take better care of your skin, there are a couple of things you have to keep in mind first. This includes determining what skin type you have. There are five main skin types, and sometimes, you may actually have more than one type. In this guide, we’ll explore the basic skin types and give you some details on how to determine what type you have. 


What Are The 5 Main Basic Skin Types?

Before we talk about the methods you can use to determine what skin type you have, we’re first going to take a look at the five main types. Dermatologists generally use this list to help them determine your skin type and make the right suggestions for your skincare routine. 

1) Oily Skin:

Oily skin is relatively common and characterized by excessive sebum production. Sebum is a natural oil that your sebaceous glands make. While the oil helps to keep your skin hydrated and serves as a protector, too much sebum can cause your follicles and pores to become clogged. This increases your risk of developing acne, and your skin may have a greasy appearance. 

2) Sensitive Skin:

Sensitive skin is a skin type that experiences reactions to certain things. For example, you may find that using a regular face wash causes your skin to become irritated, itchy, and red. Your skin may also be sensitive to things that come into contact with it. For sensitive skin, you’ll need to shop carefully to prepare a skincare routine that doesn’t include harsh ingredients. 

3) Normal Skin:

Normal skin is generally characterized by not being too dry or too oily. You can use most products on your skin without having to worry about experiencing sensitivity. 

4) Dry Skin:

If you have dry skin, then it’s quite the opposite of an oily skin type. Your skin will feel dry and sometimes even patchy. You may notice scaling and flaking as you go through your day-to-day activities. It’s also not uncommon to have sensitive and dry skin at the same time. 

5) Combination Skin:

Combination skin usually means parts of your skin are dry, while others are usually oily. In many cases, the oily part will be your T-zone. This includes the area above your eyes, and in the middle, it goes down to your nose, forming the letter T. There are some cases where your skin may change during the seasons with combination skin, according to scientific studies

Ways to Exam Your Skin Type

Before you decide to get yourself a couple of products to include in your skincare routine, it’s important to first determine what skin type you have. There are a couple of techniques you can use, but we’ll discuss the most common ones:

  • The Blotting Sheet Method: This method involves using blotting paper. Some people use wrapping tissue instead. The idea is to hold the paper against your skin for a few seconds. Once you remove it from your face, place the sheet in front of a light source and look at how much oil it absorbs. If there is a lot of oil, then you likely have oily skin. However, if you see no oil on the paper, then it’s likely that you have dry skin. 

  • The Bare-Faced Method: To use this method, you’ll need to get a gentle cleanser. The idea is to cleanse your face, pat it dry, and then leave it for about half an hour. Take a closer look at your skin in the mirror. Look for dry patches or spots that seem shiny. 

How to Take Care of Your Skin Types

It’s important to understand how you can care for your skin type. Every skin type is different, but there are some cases where one product may be suitable regardless of your skin type. For example, SilkiMed’s Hydrating Serum with Polypeptides offers a unique formula that’s great for normal, oily, combination, dry, and sensitive skin. 

If you have Oily Skin

Oily skin needs ingredients that can help to clear up some of the excess oil. At the same time, you don’t want to strip your skin of too much natural oils. This can cause a reaction where your skin produces even more sebum to make up for this stripping effect, which worsens the oiliness of your skin. 

If you have Dry Skin

Dry skin needs moisture and hydration. The ingredients in your skincare products should not be harsh or be made for oily skin, as this can cause the dryness to become worse. Consider a product like the SilkiMED Brightening Hydration Booster, which uses simple, gentle ingredients to repair and protect. 

If you have Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin needs special care. This means thoroughly analyzing any skincare product you buy. You have to ensure that the ingredients are selected to make the formula appropriate for sensitive skin. At the same time, you still want to focus on elements like moisturization and preventing your skin from becoming too dry. 

If you have Combination Skin

With combination skin, you need to make sure you don’t cause further dryness in the areas that are already dry. However, the oily areas on your face also need to be kept in check. There are products out there that have been formulated for this specific skin type. 

If you have a Combination Normal Skin

Combination normal skin still needs special precaution, as you have to make sure your skincare products don’t cause excessive dryness or increase sebum production. 

About SilkiMED

With medical-grade ingredients and researched ingredients, SilkiMED sets itself aside from other skincare brands with its mission to deliver high-class skincare to the average person. The products you’ll find at SilkiMed have been carefully formulated and created to work for different kinds of skin types. These formulas won’t dry out your skin but, at the same time, won’t leave a greasy residue that clogs your pores. There’s also a wide variety of product types, including masks, serums, and more, that you can choose from to perfectly fit your needs.