New Year, New (Skincare) Routine. Do You Know Your Skin Type?

I hope 2020 has been off to a good start for everyone and with a new year, there's always a new something. What's yours? 

Personally, I am on to a new me. For starters, I have been off my personal account on Instagram since 1 Jan and focus on real time conversations rather than looking at people's posts and stories. It has freed up more time for reading. I have also started yoga to get more active and fit as I did absolutely zilch! 

Being a skincare brand owner, I naturally have a new skincare routine as well. I have started facial guasha and it has been a really relaxing addition to my skincare ritual. I will share more about this new ritual in another post. 

WANT Skincare - Facial Guasha

If you are embarking on a new skincare routine, knowing your skin is the first step to finding a routine that is right for you. 

Skin can be classified into 3 types : Oily, Dry and Combination. Normal could be on this lists but no one's skin is really normal. 

OILY : Over production of sebum. You are constantly in a struggle to eliminate shine on your face, especially the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin). Bright side, you have skin that wrinkle less! Not all is bad in the game of skin.

DRY : Opposite of oily, the skin suffers from lack of oil. You battle with tightness and dehydration. Bright side, your pores are almost invisible and aesthetically pleasing. 

COMBINATION : T-zone can be oily, while cheeks are dry. This is the most common skin type and lucky you, there are many solutions. 

Here is the simplest way to discover your skin type :

1. Wash your face as you do normally

2. Do not apply any product after cleansing

3. Wait about an hour and look at your face in the mirror. What do you see?

Complexion appears greasy and shiny, you probably have oily skin. Greasy only in the T-zone, combination skin. Skin feels tight and no greasiness, you have dry skin. 

And with this information, you are now on your way to a skincare routine that suits you! 



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