Skin & Hair

How To Determine Your Skin Type-Dry, Oily, Sensitive etc

How To Determine Your Skin Type-Dry, Oily, Sensitive etc

There are basically 5 different types of skin types which are listed below with how this skin looks like. And I am sure by reading this small section you can easily find your skin type.


If your skin type is normal then the tissue gonna not reveal any traces of oil. So, this is the perfect type of skin which every girl desires.

Characteristics Of Normal Skin:
Very less or no imperfections
No sensitivity
Few or no visible pores
Radiant or flawless complexion


If your skin type is dry then the paper remains clean, but your face skin gonna feel dry & tight after you have wiped it.

Characteristics Of Dry Skin:
Invisible pores
Dull & rough complexion
Red patches
Skin feels less elastic (or skin feels tight)
More visible fine lines

Reason For Dry Skin: It is very common skin condition which caused by lack of the appropriate amount of water in the upper layer of the skin which is normally called epidermis. There are many reasons which can cause dry skin condition like winter weather, steamy showers, Rub down etc. Read more about- Dry skin problems & solutions


If you have oily skin type then tissue paper or blotting paper can easily detect it and you can notice some spots of facial oil on the paper. Oils appear more on the areas like your cheeks, nose, and forehead. This type of skin looks more tired as compared to all others skin type.

Characteristics Of Oily Skin:
Large pores
Dull & shiny complexion
Blackheads or pimples and other skin blemishes

Reason For Oily Skin: When excess oil accumulated on the outer layer of the skin then it leads to the development of an oily skin. There are many reasons which can cause an oily skin like Genetics, Overuse use of skin care products, Seasonal changes, Hormonal changes, Sun tanning, Stress etc. Read more about- Oily skin problems & solutions


If your skin type is combination then tissue or paper gonna have traces of oil coming from your nose & forehead and other areas like your cheeks, jawline etc will be clean.

Characteristics Of Combination Skin:
Pores looks larger than normal
Shiny skin on T-zone area

Reason For Combination Skin: Generally nose, chin, and forehead of combination skin which have more active oil glands that’s why these areas may be prone to clogged pores. The cheeks, on the other hand, have less active oil glands that’s why they may appear dry and clean. There are many reasons which can cause a combination skin like using the wrong products, Genetics etc. Read more about- Combination skin problems & solutions


If your skin is sensitive skin then it feels very dry, you can also feel your skin as less elastic or tight and this types of skin are easily get inflamed and irritated. The sensitive skin develops reddish areas & can be itchy and is prone to breaking into spots. It is the most problematic type of skin which requires a very special type of care

Characteristics Of Sensitive Skin:

Reason For Sensitive Skin: We all can experience sometimes a sensitive skin occasion like slight red patches, itchiness, stinging sensation etc on your skin. After all, our skin has to tolerate a lot of things– the weather, air conditioning, stress, pollution, hormonal change etc. Read more about- Sensitive skin problems & solutions


If you are still not sure about your skin type then below are some videos listed from where I am sure you can find your skin type easily.