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How to Determine Your Skin Type

Learn how to determine your skin type from licensed esthetician Joanna Vargas in this Howcast video.


A lot of people get confused by this, but they always ask the same question. What type of skin do I have? Well, the first thing to do is look at your skin in the mirror. You need to look at your pores. If your pores look sort of like an orange peel that means you have oily skin. Your pores are a little bit bigger. Your skin is producing more oil. That means you need to exfoliate more. You need to be a little bit more mindful about what you're putting on your skin so that you don't break out. If you don't see pores at all. If it kind of looks clean without anything there, that means you have very dry skin. You want to buy products that have lots of moisture.

Honey is a moisturizer, avocado oil, and shea butter are very key ingredients for you. And if you have skin that you see pores on your nose but nowhere else that means your skin is normal and its not oily so you need to look for things that perhaps you can use as a scrub for your Tzone but maybe that you hydrate more in the cheek area. You want to kind of treat your skin in the middle. You don't want to use glycolics or harsh things that would be appropriate for skin that breaks out because it will dry you out too much and then you'll just look older and that's kind of horrible. So you really want to be honest with yourself when you're looking. I know women love to criticize their skin and I'm no exception but you have to take an honest look at your skin, and take a look at pore size and that will give you your answer.

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