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KE Tips to Find Your Skin Type

Fall is upon us! It’s a time for warm spiced drinks, scarves, a touch of flannel and beauty enthusiasts rejoice, a new skin care routine. While the thought of running to the store or heading over to your favorite website and filling your cart to capacity with product may be appealing, you’re just spinning your wheels and losing your cash if you are buying the wrong…everything. Before you click ship or check out of that line make sure you read our tips on knowing your skin type! 

  1. Stay hydrated- We know…you know! But just a friendly reminder. If you’re not getting enough water you’ll never know the true nature of your skin.
  2. Know What You’re Looking For- There are three skin types and you should be aware of them: Oily (prone to acne, clogged pores and high shine), Dry (prone to flaking and feeling tight) and Normal/Combination (when not cared for prone to dryness and break outs in the cheek area).
  3. Try The Bare Faced Method - Clean your face with a gentle product Do not add anything additional, including toners, oils or moisturizers. Wait 30 minutes. Then go ahead and give us a smile, then try other facial expressions.  If your skin feels tight or inflexible you more than likely have dry skin. If there is a slight sheen on your nose and forehead, your skin is mostly likely normal/combination (and healthy!) If there is a noticeable shine on your cheeks in addition to your forehead and nose, you most likely have oily skin.
  4. Try The Blotting Sheet Method- On a clean face gently press a blotting paper to your, forehead and nose.  Examine the sheet under a light. If the sheet picked up little or no oil, you most likely have dry skin. If the blotting sheet reveals a moderate amount of oil you probably have normal/combination skin. However, if the paper seems saturated with oil then you probably have oily skin. If you feel your skin is oily, we suggest taking another blotting sheet and pressing it to your cheeks and chin just to be sure. 

Now that you know your skin type, we’re sure you’re ready to shop! However, remember sensitive skin can be present with any skin type. If you have sensitive skin, please be ingredient conscious. You should be looking for products that say “gentle,” “non-irritating,” and “fragrance free.” Okay, now you’re ready to shop. Enjoy! 

Written By: Jacqueline Scott | IG: @so_pretty_in_the_face