Knowing your skin type will help you to choose the right product for your skincare routine. Below are several ways you can do to determine your skin type.
1. Mirror test
Cleanse your skin before you go to sleep, then press your face onto the mirror after you wake up. Look carefully what area caused sebum trace on the mirror.
Oily skin will leave big oily trace on the mirror. If there is no oily trace, it could be that you have dry or sensitive skin. Combination skin will leave oil around T-area (forehead-nose) on the mirror.
2. Pore test
Look at your pores carefully, if they are big and very visible, you probably have oily skin. Fine pores or invisible pores are sign of dry or sensitive skin. If they are only visible around T-zone, it means you probably have combination skin.
3. Finger test
Cleanse your face in the morning, then touch your face in the afternoon. If it feels oily or dewy, you probably have oily skin. If it feels rough, you probably have dry skin. Combination skin will feel oily around T-zone and dry around cheek area. Sensitive skin can feel rough or you can see redness or irritation reaction.
4. Bloating paper test
Cleanse your face before you go to sleep, then touch your face with bloating paper when you wake. Bloating paper will absorb oil from all around face if you have oily skin. Dry skin will produce no oil stain on the bloating paper. Combination skin will produce oil stain around T-zone, while sensitive skin will probably produce no oil stain like dry skin.
The next step after knowing your skin type is cleansing your face with appropriate skincare.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanse is not only suitable for sensitive skin but also for dry, combination, oily and acne-prone skin. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is only suitable for oily skin type.
After you cleanse your face, you need to moisturize and protect your face. Choose products that work well on your skin type. Or you can click here to know what Cetaphil product that is suitable for your skin type.