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The Easy Trick You Should Try To Know Your *Real* Skin Type

Let's settle this once and for all.

The truth is, even if you buy the most expensive and luxurious skincare and makeup products, if they’re not the right kind for your skin type, then consider yourself screwed (and broke).

So to *finally* find out the skin type that you have, try this simple skin test:

1. Begin by washing your face with a gentle, oil-free cleanser to make sure that your skin is free of any dirt, oil, and excess makeup. Pat your skin dry with a towel.

2. Leave your skin as it is—do not apply moisturizer or serum—for at least one hour.

3. After an hour has passed, take a piece of tissue and press it against your face. Observe the tissue afterwards.

Match the results here:

Dry skin

The tissue had no oil and your skin feels tight and uncomfortable. You may also have some flaky spots.

Oily skin

Your skin looks greasy especially on the t-zone and cheeks. The tissue probably absorbed most of the oil.


Combination skin

The tissue absorbed oil from your t-zone (nose, forehead, chin) but your cheeks were dry and tight.

Normal skin

Not so much oil, but your skin feels comfortable and hydrated. Congratulations, you are officially #blessed with TDF skin. 

Now that you know your real skin type, it’s time to start buying products that actually suit you. Here’s a complete guide for that.

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