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What’s my skin type?

Written By SkynSin

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Ever wonder why some products work for others but don’t work on you? Well, it’s all down to using the RIGHT products for your specific skin type.

Not sure what yours is? Don’t worry. We’ve broken them down into 5 types with simple ways to tell based on common symptoms.

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Dry Skin

    To keep your skin soft, glow-y & flake free, add moisturising and hydrating sheet masks into your routine to reap the benefits of skin brightening.

    Dry skin shrivels plump skin cells, which can lead to premature fine lines on your forehead and around your eyes.

    Tips for Dry Skin:
    Use face sheet masks for dry skin to lock in the serum for deep hydration.
    Don't skip exfoliation! Dull skin tone is the result of excess dead skin that build up on the surface of the skin, which can cause you to lose it's natural luminosity
    Moisturise your face regularly to prevent dullness.

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      Normal Skin

      Congratulations! Having normal or a "well-balanced" skin type means it's not too oily nor too dry. But don't take your flawless skin for granted!

      As our skin ages, there's a higher risk of oxidative stress. This damage can present through fine lines, wrinkles, dull & uneven skin tone, as well as an increase in pigmentation spots if not well taken care of. It's important to maintain skin health and keep that radiance in check by using the suitable products.

      Tips for Normal Skin:

      Sheet mask on a regular basis to maintain well-balanced skin and preserve skin health. It's never to late to start pampering your skin! After all, prevention is better than cure 💛

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        3. Combination Skin

        Does your skin feel oily in the T-zone but dry in other areas? Do you sometimes have to use 2 sets of products?

        It's a pain, we know. But did you also know that skincare products themselves can cause combination skin? Products with irritating ingredients can encourage sebum production in areas such as the T-zone and dry out other parts of the face at the same time.

        Tips for Combination Skin:

        • Use a combination of the right face sheet masks that targets both dry and oily skin

        • Cleanse your skin with a mild, fragrance-free product (gel-based or a mild, lightly foaming cleanser). For drier skin, use mild creamy lotion. Say no to bars of soap!

        • Use toner (avoid irritating ingredients like alcohol, witch hazel, menthol or fragrance)

        • Use sunblock!

        • Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells


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        4. Sensitive Skin

        Having skin prone to inflammation, adverse reactions to chemicals, or just the wrong beauty products can be very frustrating. Plus going through skin flushes like redness, bumps and itchiness can be a nightmare, and any stress or hormones means the next breakout is just around the corner.

        We feel you!

        Tips for Sensitive Skin:

        • ONLY use sheet masks that have been tested on sensitive skin (SkynSin does that for you ;)

        • Always patch test your products on your skin before use

        • Go for mild - avoid products with fragrance and harsh ingredients like alcohol and menthol

        • Avoid harsh scrubs (like scrubbing mitts and bar soaps) and use lukewarm water

        • Use sunblock that contains titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide only


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        5. Oily/Acne-prone Skin

        Do you sometimes feel like moisturiser makes your skin feel oilier?

        Oily skin is actually the overproduction of sebum from sebaceous glands, but sebum isn't all bad! It's main function is to lubricate the skin, limit the growth of bacteria and prevent dryness and dehydration.

        However, OIL moisture and WATER moisture are 2 different things. In reality your skin could be producing more oils to make up for the lack of hydration (water moisture) in your skin.

        Tips for Oily/Acne-prone Skin:

        • Use a balanced combination of sheet masks with the proper nutrients (such as tea-tree) and hydrating properties

        • Use gel, foam or oil cleansers (oil attracts oil so an oil cleanser will help remove excess sebum and gently remove any bacteria, makeup, and dead skin cells from your face)

        • Avoid mineral oils, petroleum, paraffin & beeswax as they'll suffocate oily skin and clog pores

        • Look for oil-free moisturisers that contain hyaluronic acid (HA) which is intensely hydrating and lightweight

        • Choose oil-free sunscreens and lotions

        • Change your pillow case often!

        At the end of the day, understanding oily skin is the key to managing (not eliminating) it, and once harmony is restored, you'll have a happy, healthy complexion that looks GLOW-Y, never greasy.

        A silver lining… those with oily skin tend to have more moisture, making them less prone to premature wrinkles!