So that you can buy the right beauty products for your complexion.
Not to be confused for overall dewy skin, oily skin tends to show up on just certain areas of the face where sebum production is more active.
For most people, it’s their nose or T-zone. But for some, it appears on their cheeks as well.
Another determining factor is that whenever you wash your face, your skin doesn’t feel dry and you can sometimes go without a moisturiser because you think you don’t need it.
The truth is, oil production sometimes occurs because there is lack of surface moisture. So don’t skip that moisturiser.
Instead, deep cleanse to get rid of excess sebum and use an oil-free moisturiser.
This one’s pretty easy to determine.
Sensitive skin tends to sting a little when new products with active ingredients are applied.
For most people, their cheeks and jaw line tend to be more sensitive that other parts of the face. These areas are most susceptible to sunburn too.
Make sure to protect these parts by moisturising often and reapplying sunblock throughout the day.
Do you feel like you need moisturiser all the time? Does even the gentlest of cleansers make your face feel dry?
Then you’ve got dry skin. To avoid feeling that tight sensation on your face, be sure to keep a face mist handy and remember to tap all of it in with clean hands. It’ll help get rid of the tightness momentarily.
At night, consider sleeping with a sleeping mask. You’ll wake up with youthful looking skin the next day.
For this skin type, some parts of your face feel oilier and some parts are bone dry.
For this, we recommend spot treatment. For instance, there’s nothing wrong with cleansing your nose or T-zone with a stronger cleanser.
A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.