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Nidhi Maheshwari

Do you know your skin-type?

Glowing skin with no flaws at all is every girl’s dream. Skin is at its best version until we hit puberty. And then comes a phase when change in hormones takes a toll on our skin. Acne, acne-marks, pigmentations, black-heads, whiteheads, etc. can be very daunting and stressful.  Often, we succumb to advertisement gimmicks and switch from one product to another leading to undesirable results. For any product to work on your skin it is imperative to know your skin and then choose the formulations meant for your skin type.

This article is a guide for you to identify your skin type and do’s and don’ts related to the same. Skin is not only the largest organ of our body, but also a reflection to all that is happening inside our body. A healthy skin is a sign of healthy you.

So, let’s quickly get into identifying your skin type. The table below has the 5 different skin types and their indicators.

Now that you’ve identified your skin-type, here is a list of dos and don’ts based on your skin type:

Other than above mentioned skin types there could be other skin conditions like acne-prone, pigmented, matured skin. Hence, you should pick a product that works not only for your skin type but also addresses your skin concern.  Look for following terms on the label based on your skin concern:

  1.  Hypoallergenic: This means that the product has very little chances of causing any allergy to your skin. People with sensitive and acne-prone skin should look for this on the label.
  2. Non-comedogenic: This means the product will not lead to clogging of pores. People with oily, combination and acne-prone skin should look for this to avoid black heads, white heads and acne.
  3. Fragrance-free: This means that the manufacture has not included an ingredient in the product to emit the aroma. People with sensitive-skin should look for this on the label.
  4. Parabens-free: It is a preservative used in skin-care products which may cause allergy on the skin.

Well, I hope this article has acquainted you to your skin a little more than usual and helps you to make thoughtful choices.

For any further queries or doubts related to the content of this article, please leave a comment on section below.

Disclamer: The information provided in this article is based on my personal research and I would recommend readers to consult a dermatologist for any skin related issues

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