Recover your Skin MalaysiaBy Sia Fung | April 27, 2019 Skin care is an art and a science. Why do I say so? It is because this is something we can all learn. The trick to care for your skin is ‘knowing your skin’ because understanding means you can find the right products that work for you and combat any issues without causing more problems. There are seven basic skin types: normal, oily, dry/dehydrated, combination, acne-prone, sensitive and mature. Learn how to identify your skin type and understand the way to care for yours.
Recover your Skin MalaysiaGeneral guidelines: Take the quick quiz and find out your skin type, here:
- Does your skin look dull or flaky?
- Does your skin have a shiny, slippery texture?
- Does your skin feel itchy and taut?
- Do you have enlarged or clogged pores, or acne?
- Does your skin react adversely to cosmetics containing alcohol, synthetics, fragrances, and artificial colors?
- Does your skin appear consistently plump, moist, and vibrant?
- Does your forehead, nose, or chin appear oily, while the skin around your cheeks, eyes, and mouth is normal or dry?
- If you answered yes to 1 or 3, you have DRY skin.
- If you answered yes to 2 or 4, you have OILY skin.
- If you answered yes to 5, you have SENSITIVE skin.
- If you answered yes to 6, you have NORMAL skin.
- If you answered yes to 7, you have COMBINATION skin.
|Normal skin type|
|Doesn’t experience many breakouts|
|Doesn’t tend to react negatively to new products or weather changes|
|No need to constantly moisturize or blot oil from your face all day long|
|Oily skin type|
|Your skin always seems to be glowing|
|No stranger to blotting sheets|
|Makeup and skin care products don’t always stay put|
|Dry/ Dehydated skin type|
|Symptoms include flakiness, sensitivity, itchiness and cracks|
|It may be caused by lifestyle and environmental factors or a chronic condition e.g. eczema|
|Dehydrated skin may be feel tight, have a papery appearance or show small, fine lines when your skin is pinched together|
|Combination skin is most easily defined by an oily T-zone (the strip across the forehead and the line down the nose) and dry or normal skin on the rest of the face.|
|If you get frequent breakouts (or ones that just never seem to go away), you likely have acne-prone skin. This means that your pores tend to clog easily, making you more susceptible to whiteheads, blackheads or pustules than other skin types. You can have oily or dry skin and be prone to acne.|
|Important Note: Blemishes on your skin might not necessarily be acne. In fact, a common skin concern called rosacea is often known as “adult acne” because it can cause acne-like symptoms. Other symptoms of this condition include flushing, prominent blood vessels, thickened skin and stinging or burning. (If this sounds more like your skin, skip down to the “Sensitive” section instead.)|
|Sensitive Skin Sensitive skin might be caused by genetics, allergies or environmental factors. Signs of this skin type include:|
|Skin that flushes easily|
|Frequent rashes and bumps|
|Stinging or burning after using a skin care product|
|Negative reaction to fragrance|
|Patches of dry, flaky, irritated skin|
|You might notice a wrinkle here and there or more dryness than in your younger years.|
|For more mature skin, you may notice sagging, dark spots, dullness and dehydration.|