Knowing what skin type you have is essential to getting healthy skin and keeping it in good health! It is also very important to know what type of skin you have, so that you know exactly which skin care products you should get at home.
This way you can create a routine that is best for your skin! In this article we will talk about the different skin types, how you can determine your skin type and which products suit your skin best!
Which skin types are there?
Everyone has their own skin type. You can therefore place your skin under one or more types. We have explained which skin types there are for you below:
Do you experience a pulling or even itchy skin after showering ? Does your face feel dry and flaky and you can hardly see your pores? Then your skin falls under the chapped type. Dry skin can be caused by the skin's inability to produce enough oil and therefore not be able to maintain the moisture balance (sufficiently).
As a result , dry skin can also become more easily irritated and look red. Wrinkles and lines due to dryness also become visible faster in dehydrated skin.
You can recognize dry skin by the following symptoms:
- Rough, dull skin
- Red spots
- Skimpy or tight feeling
Is your skin shiny, does it feel greasy and do you ever suffer frompimples ? Then there is a good chance that you have too oily skin . This is caused by the glands in your skin producing too much oil, which could be due to a certain diet, hormonal fluctuations or even genetics. The excess sebum blocks your pores, so your skin also tends to develop blackheads.
You can recognize oily skin by the following symptoms:
- Shiny and oily skin
- Large pores
- Pale skin color
- Suffer from acne, blackheads and / or pimples
Combination skin often means that your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) is oilier than your cheeks, but it can also be the other way around. You also have parts on your face that can be normal or a little on the dry side. So a combination.
You can recognize combination skin by the following symptoms:
- Shiny, oily T-zone
- Large pores in this area
- Sometimes suffer from blackheads and / or pimples
Sensitive skin will quickly become irritated with too much sun exposure or with the use of the wrong skin care products. Sensitive skin also often looks restless and red spots are visible. Sensitive skin can be dry and is therefore very sensitive to weather changes.
You can recognize sensitive skin by the following symptoms:
- Easily irritated skin
- Burning and tight feeling
- Dry and chapped spots
- Skin reacts quickly to skin care products
- Redness after showering
Aging skin is caused by the effects of aging. As you get older, your skin will become drier and thinner, causing wrinkles. There is no exact age at which you can label the skin as an aged skin type. The aging process of the skin also strongly depends on your skin condition, your lifestyle and skin care routines. In general, skin aging occurs between the ages of 35 and 40.
You can recognize aging skin by the following symptoms:
- Fragile, flabby and thin skin
- Large pores
- Wrinkles and lines
- Pale and dull
- Pigment spots
- Bags and dark circles
If you read this article and think to yourself, I don't recognize my skin in this at all, then you're lucky! Your skin then falls under the normal skin type. You don't suffer from dryness and your face never really feels very greasy. And while you may get a spot here and there, you've never suffered fromacne . Lucky!
You can recognize normal skin by the following symptoms:
- Fresh and smooth skin
- Fine pores
- No or few imperfections
- Not sensitive
- Soft and smooth texture
How do I determine my skin type?
It often happens that people have to place their skin not under one, but under different skin types. Their skin is simply a combination of several types. But how do you actually determine your skin type?
1. The Bare Face Method
This way works very quickly to find out which skin type you have. First wash your face with a mild facial cleanser and then pat your face dry. Now all you have to do is wait half an hour and then look in the mirror.
- Has your skin started to shine around your forehead, nose and cheeks? Then chances are you have oily skin.
- Does your skin feel tight and have spots or flakes appeared? Chances are your skin is dry.
- If your skin has different characteristics such as dry and oily areas, chances are you have combination skin.
- Has your skin turned red after using the cleanser and does it feel burning? Or is your skin generally a bit red and blotchy? Then you probably have sensitive skin.
- Does your skin look fresh and healthy, and are you not bothered by anything? Congratulations! You are blessed with normal skin.
2. The Blotting Paper method
Cleanse your face and grab a paper towel or tissue. Press it firmly on your face half an hour after cleansing and wait a while before removing it from your face.
- Has the cloth become very greasy? Then there is a good chance that you have oily skin.
- Is there hardly any oiliness to be seen? Then you can label your skin type as dry.
- If you have normal or combination skin, you will see a normal amount of oiliness on the wipe.
3. Ask a dermatologist
If the above tips do not fully convince you, you can always consult a dermatologist to be sure. This specialist will then work with you to see which type your skin falls under.
Tip: check out our skincare routine . It will certainly help you on your way!
How do I take care of my skin type?
To offer your skin a good care routine, The Alpha Men have put together special Skincare Routine Kits for you!
Here we go.
Dry Skin Skincare Routine Kit
This routine kit contains a strong and very complete combination of products that is specifically aimed at the right care for men with dry skin. With this skincare kit you get absolute top products that go well together and are suitable for dry skin types. The set is put together by ourselves with the help of our beautician.
Oily Skin Skincare Routine Kit
This routine kit contains a strong and very complete combination of products that are specifically aimed at the right care for men with oily skin. With this skincare kit you get absolute top products that go well together and are suitable for oily skin types. The set is put together by ourselves with the help of our beautician.
Combination Skin / Normal Skin Skincare Routine Kit
This advanced routine kit contains a strong and very complete combination of products for the ultimate facial care for men. With this skincare kit you get absolute top products that fit together perfectly and are suitable for normal, combination skin and skin that is "maturing" a bit more. This set is of course also composed by our Alpha men themselves. The best skin care products. Completely natural and packed with active ingredients that really make the difference for your skin.
Sensitive Skin Skincare Routine Kit
This routine kit contains a strong and very complete combination of products that is specifically aimed at the right care for men with sensitive skin. With this skincare kit you get absolute top products that fit together sublimely and are suitable for sensitive skin types. The set is put together by ourselves with the help of our beautician.