Finding the right skin care product for your face is one thing, but having the right product, in the right shade, for your skin type can be the difference between avoiding break outs and having a break out.
For the best outcome, read this guide by 23MD before purchasing an over the counter skin care product for your face.
What is my skin type?
This is the primary step. Understanding your skin, whether oily, dry, normal, or a combination will allow you to pick s suitable face skincare product and customize a skincare routine that is most beneficial to your face. Below are some simple tips on how you can determine your skin type
Ensure that you wash makeup off your face before sleeping, and use a makeup remover before rinsing with warm water. Do not apply any other products, including a moisturizer, and go to bed.
In the morning, before you wash your face, pat your skin gently with a piece of dry cloth.
If the cloth has collected excessive amounts of oil from most areas on your face, then you have oily skin.
If the cloth does not collect a lot of oil from most areas of your face, but you notice excessive oil from the T area, then you have combination skin.
If you realize that the oil collected from each area of your face is not too much, you have normal skin.
If there is barely any oil collected on your face, you have dry skin.