5 Types of Skin

Have you ever wonder why certain products works in others but not to you?

We have different type of skin and the secret to find a product that will work on you is to determine your skin type.

By knowing what type of skin you have, you can choose what is right regimen to bring out your best complexion.


As you get up in the morning, examine your face before washing it because your skin releases oils overnight. Gently run your fingers across your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. If your skin shines all over with enlarged porses especially on your nose, chin and across checkbones and the blemishes appear every now and then, you have an OILY SKIN.

If you feel a slight tightness on your cheeks and the complexion is quite dull and you notice some fine lines when look closely then you have a DRY SKIN.

You have a COMBINATION type of skin if your face feels comfortable and moisturized, except for the areas of forehead, nose, and chin, which is likely slicker and shinier than the cheeks.

SENSITIVE type of skin gets irritated easily and its most likely dry as well. Also it tends to react by reddening, breaking out or feeling tender.

If you’re none of the above then your skin type is NORMAL, not too dry neither too oily and no imperfections. Your skin is smooth and soft with barely visible porse.

Now that you already know what your skin type is, you should also know the proper regimen for it.

OILY – Stick to water-based and oil-free lotions and use a refreshing toner at night.

DRY – Go for creamy cleansers instead of clear soapy washes.

COMBINATION – Use blotting sheets to absorb extra oil and avoid strong cleansers that can overdry your skin.

SENSITIVE – Steer clear of products containing alcohol and fragrance.

NORMAL – You only need cleanser, antioxidant serum and sunscreen because your skin exfoliates and moisturizes on its own.


SKIN TONE is important when you want to know what is right makeup for you.


  1. LOOK AT YOUR WRIST VEINS. If they look greenish, chances are your skin is on the yellow side. If they’re bluish, your skin is more likely to be pinkish in understone.
  2. LOOK AT YOUR SKIN BY THE WINDOW. If your skin looks like it has a yellow understone, then your skin is warm-toned. If you have olive skin tones, then you’re still on the warm side. If you have pink tones, your skin is cool.


Figuring out your tone equates to having an easy time with foundation, powder, and the rest of your makeup.


If your tone is WARM, watch out for words like golden, warm, and tawny when browsing shades. Go for bronzy, olive and terracotta colors for eyeshadow, blush and lipstick. Avoid too pink bases and purplish eyeshadows. Be on the lookout for shade names like rose beige, almond and neutral if you have a COOL tone. Go for mauves, pinks, berry, and aquatic tints for eyes, cheeks and lips. Avoid orange or coral makeup at all costs.

Sham Villaflores

She's an artist at heart. A Filipino author who writes tagalog romance novelette. Also a graphic artist and web designer. She loves to sing from the heart and also knows how to draw. Her skills, knowledge and wisdom comes from being independent, experiences, and the eagerness to learn something useful to her life's journey and interest.


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