Identifying your unique skin type

Welcome to Infinite's first blog post. There are various products in the market today and we want you to be equipped with the basics before you waste money on unnecessary skin care items! Many people think that they have an oily skin. In fact, our face turn oily only because it is too dry - our skin produces the natural oils to save us from dryness! Today, we will introduce a method to self-diagnose your unique skin type at home, and briefly talk about the characteristics of the 4 major skin types.

So, how can we self-diagnose?

1. Wash your face

Use a gentle cleanser to clean your skin of all oil and makeup traces. Be careful not to over wash and pat your face dry with a clean towel when finished.

2. Wait for some time

Spend an hour watching TV or on Facebook to give your skin a chance to dry and return to its natural state. During this time, take extra care not to touch your face.

3. Check for oil

Dab your face with a white tissue. Make sure to pay attention to the T-zone (Nose and Forehead)

DRY, NORMAL, OILY & COMBINATION

NORMAL:

•No or few imperfections

• Barely visible pores

•No severe sensitivity

COMBINATION:

•Dry or normal in some areas and oily in others (usually oily at the T-zone)

•Dull or shiny, thick complexion

•No severe sensitivity

DRY:

•Dull, rough complexion

•Almost invisible pores

• Red patches

• Less elasticity

• More visible lines

OILY:

• Enlarged pores

•Overly dilated pores

• Shiny skin

•Dull or shiny, thick complexion

• Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes

Hope this helps a little, especially for the beginners. Till then, xo!

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