How to Determine the Skin Type you Have

When it comes to your skin, it is crucial to ensure you create a personalised skincare routine that would suit your skin. There is no one-size-fits-all skincare. Whether you’re trying to build a skincare regime or curate a makeup stash, knowing your skin type would do a lot of good, especially when choosing products and ingredients best suited for your skin needs.

In this post, we explore the different skin types and share simple methods for discovering your unique skin type from the comfort of your home.

Beauty Blogs image

Picture Source – Pexels

Understanding the Different Skin Types

There are five basic skin types: Dry, Oily, normal, combination and sensitive. It is important to note that skin types are primarily determined by genetics and are not the same as skin conditions. Let’s do a quick rundown of each of these skin types;

1.   Dry Skin

Dry skin describes a skin type characterised by a dull and flaky appearance. Although pores are unnoticeable, people with dry skin typically notice fine lines and a feeling of tightness on their face, mainly because dry skin produces less oil compared to normal skin.

2.   Oily Skin

Oily skin is characterised by excessive sebum production, usually resulting in the skin looking shiny and greasy throughout the Tzone area with enlarged pores.

3.   Normal Skin

A normal skin type is one that is not too dry nor too oily. It can best be described as a well-balanced skin. People with normal skin typically have a radiant appearance and a smooth and even texture without visible pores.

4.   Combination Skin

A combination skin type is one with parts ( the T-zone area) that are oily and other parts that are dry(cheeks).

5.   Sensitive Skin

Also, sensitive skin is usually referred to as a skin type; it is possible to have sensitive, dry skin and also sensitive oily skin. This skin type is usually prone to external irritants and may appear reddish, itchy or dry when irritated.

Beauty Blogger Image

Picture source: here

How to Identify Your Skin Type

Discover the skin type you have through any of these methods;

1.   The Wash Test

This method involves watching how your skin looks and feels after a wash.

  • Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser and pat your face dry with a clean towel.
  • Wait for 20 minutes without applying any skincare product.
  • If your skin looks dry and feels tight, you have a dry skin
  • If your face has a shiny appearance throughout, you have oily skin
  • If only your t-zone area appears shiny, you have combination skin
  • If your skin is hydrated and comfortable, you have normal skin.
2.   The Blotting Sheet Method

Alternatively, you can discover your skin type by pressing a blotting paper onto your skin.

  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, pat dry, and wait 30 minutes.
  • Press the blotting paper onto various areas of your face and hold to see the oil marking
  • If the blotting paper is soaked with oil from all areas of your face, you have oily skin
  • If you see little to no oil, you have dry skin
  • If the blotting paper absorbed oil from your t-zone area, you probably would have a combination skin
  • If there’s minimal oil from every area of your face, you have normal skin.

Discovering the skin type you have is not rocket science. With any of these simple methods, you can find out your skin type and learn how to better care for it

How to make your perfume last longer

As a perfume lover, the last thing I want is to spend a small fortune on the latest fragrance, only for it to not be long lasting. Over the years, I have used different types of perfumes from a variety of brands, and I have been blown away by amazing scents that stay on pretty much all day. I have also had my own fair share of dealing with fragrances that lasted only a few hours, and I have come to realise that a lot can be done to make your perfume last longer. If you have been struggling with fragrances that only seem to last a few minutes, you may find this article very insightful. Keep reading!

Beauty blog UK Image

How to make your perfume last longer

Here are some tips to have in mind to help your perfume stay on for much longer –

Buy quality perfumes

Like with most things, when it comes to perfumes, you pretty much get what you pay for. The easiest way to make your perfumes last longer is to go for quality fragrances. There are many reputable perfume shops where you could get quality perfumes. One website to check out is parfumdreams, as it is the one-stop online store for all things beauty.

Spray your hair

I know most perfume experts recommend spraying perfume directly on the skin. I did this in the past but for many reasons, I no longer spray perfume directly on my skin, but I spray a bit directly on my beautiful wigs. I have found my perfume stays on even longer when I spray some on my hair, and I highly recommend you try this tip if you don’t do so already. For some reason, a light spray on the hair keeps the fragrance on throughout the day.

Store your perfumes correctly

To preserve your fragrances, it is best to store the bottles in a cool and dark place. I keep mine in a dark and cool storage cabinet, and it helps preserve the perfumes. If you want your perfumes lasting longer and smelling as they should, you can invest in the right storage cabinet. There are loads of budget friendly options, so finding the right storage for your budget and your needs should not be a problem.

Get rid of old perfumes

Contrary to popular belief, perfumes don’t last forever! Fragrances like most products do have an expiry date. You may not see an expiry date on the bottle but if you have had a fragrance for years, it may be best to toss it. The longer you have a fragrance, the weaker it naturally becomes. This is why it is always a good idea to finish a perfume within a year of opening it. That way, the scent is still potent and you can get the best out of the fragrance.

Product review image

Are you a perfume lover? How many perfume bottles are you currently using? Please share your answers in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by and have a good one.

Beauty Muse: Rosamund Pike

Hey beauty lovers! The lovely Rosamund Pike is the Beauty Muse of the month! I think she is an amazing natural beauty. I am a huge fan of The Wheel of Time, an Amazon Original series, and Rosamund Pike plays a leading role in the series. It is quite an interesting fantasy series, and the new season 2 is now on with new weekly episodes, for those interested. I find Pike’s character – Moiraine_Damodred, very intriguing. It is definitely a fascinating series to watch if you are into supernatural and fantasy sort of storylines. I enjoy watching it so much that  I look forward to the weekly episodes. What are you currently watching?

Lifestyle Blgger image

Beauty Muse: Rosamund Pike

For those who are not familiar with this Beauty Muse, Rosamund Mary Ellen Pike is a British actress famous for her role as Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day. This 44 year-old actress is a bundle of beauty and brains. She is super talented and natural on screen. I really enjoy watching her; she is such a natural, and she always looks so good.

Rosamund Pike is a natural Beauty Muse with a flawless skin and stunning facial features. While looking out for the secret to her flawless skin, I came across a number of interviews she has had with various publications, and it is clear to see that this woman takes her skincare routine very seriously. Her radiant skin is definitely thanking for all the extra TLC it is getting, which is good. This Beauty Muse can easily pass for a woman in her 30s! I would so love to have a sneak peek into her skincare products. It would lovely to know how she keeps her skin looking so gorgeous!

What do you think of Rosamund Pike as a Beauty Muse of the month? Are you a fan of The Wheel of Time? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good one.

error: Content is protected !!