Know your Skin to get the right Skincare

Knowing your skin becomes important when it comes to skincare. To choose best skincare, you should be aware of your skin tone, complexion, milanin and skin type. Our skin type is the most important factor which decides how we should treat our skin. Some people think that skin type can't be changed but the truth is that apart from our genes there are a number of other factors which decide our skin type, such as climate, hormones (they fluctuate a lot during a lifetime), medications (yes ! side-effects), diet and our allergies. While choosing a skincare product you should consider your present skin type and take your time in reading the description on the box to check if it is meant for your skin type.

Most people think that skin complexion is same as skin tone, while the truth is that skin tone (also known as undertone) resides under your skin and can't be judged just by your complexion. Skin tone is either warm, cool or neutral. To know your skin complexion, you may look at the color chart given on right. Milanin present in our skin plays an important role in deciding our complexion, as its presence make our skin complexion darker.

You may know your skin better by answering some easy questions.

Check your Skin Type

Question : How do you feel after washing your face and leaving it intact for an hour ?
Answer :
Feel itchy and tight with some patches
Shiny and greasy, especially T-zone (forehead, nose and chin)
Oily on T-zone but normal cheeks and jawline
Feels good, neither too oily nor too dry
Sometimes gets red or itchy or inflamed

Check your Skintone / Undertone

Question : What is the colour of veins inside your wrist ?
Answer :
Blue / Purple
Green / Blue

Check your Skin Melanin

Question : How does your skin reacts when exposed to sun ?
Answer :
tan easily and rarely burn
skin burns and doesn't tan

After answering the above questions, you might have got an idea about your skin. It can help you in finding the right skincare products for you, but we will suggest you to also take advise from some expert as sometimes self interpretation can go wrong.

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