It’s important to really know and understand your skin type—dry, oily, dehydrated, combination… Skin type can vary depending on several factors like stress, pollution, living environment (heating, air conditioning), weather, or even hormonal changes. So it’s important to keep an eye on your skin to understand just what it needs. Treating your skin with specialized, quality skin care ensures the best beauty results.
To help determine your skin type, simply observe how it behaves when you wake up in the morning. If your skin has a soft, smooth and even appearance, with few blemishes, you have normal skin. If your face has a shiny appearance, you probably have oily skin. This means it produces too much sebum and is prone to blemishes. You can address this problem by purifying skin regularly with a mild exfoliator (to mitigate sebum production) or appropriate mattifier.
If your skin looks thin, feels sensitive and tight after cleansing, you might have dry skin. If it appears dry on the cheeks and temples, but oily around the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), you probably have combination skin.
You may also have dehydrated skin, which is often confused with dry skin since it presents almost identical symptoms. Therefore, when the first lacks moisture, the latter lacks oil (not enough sebum is produced). Dehydrated skin is characterized by flaking and irritation and can quickly become sensitive to its environment.
In fact, if you notice redness on or around the cheeks, or notice small veins and feel that your skin reacts quickly to the slightest irritants, you probably have sensitive skin.