Try this. Take a piece of tissue paper, and wipe your face.
What do you see on the tissue paper?
No trace of oil at all on the tissue paper?
You have normal or dry skin.
Normal skin is a result of good circulation as your pores are tiny and practically invisible. Skin also looks smoother, cleaner and healthier than other skin types. Although less prone to problems, you should still treat normal skin with care. Diligent skin care now, may prevent skin problems in the future!
Dry skin is usually due to water loss and does not retain oil easily. Your pores are tiny and practically invisible. You would tend to feel tightness in the face, and your skin can look a little dull due to the lack of water. Skin can feel rough and may also be more sensitive to irritation. So what causes dry skin? Well, it could be hereditary or aging but extreme weather, unsuitable beauty products and long, hot showers can dry out your skin too.
Normal or dry skin leaves no trace on the tissue paper.
Blots of oil on the tissue paper?
You have oily, sensitive or combination skin.
If you see large blots on the tissue paper, chances are, you have oily skin. If your skin is oily, your pores tend to be quite large. Because of this, it’s easy for dirt in the air to get inside the pores of the skin, causing plugged pores that can lead to acne and dullness on the skin’s surface.
How do you know you have sensitive skin? One of the tell-tale signs is the reddish colour on your skin. Because sensitive skin is so prone to irritation and itching, it’s all the more important to find the right beauty products for your skin type.
If your skin changes from oily to normal to dry, then you have combination skin. Skin is typically normal or dry on the cheeks, eyes and mouth area, and oily around the T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin).
Oily, sensitive and combination skin may leave blots on the tissue paper.
The appearance of your skin can change with your lifestyles and skin treatments.