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Do I Have Oily Skin, Dry Skin, or Sensitive Skin? • Identify Your Skin Type

Dec 31, 2020

What Type of Skin Do I Have? 

While each and every one of us is faces our own slew of skin issues, at FRONTMAN we live for simplicity.

There are roughly three types of skin when it comes to the fight against acne: Dry, Oily, and Sensitive skin. A quick walk through below will help you figure it out.

Types of Skin:  

Dry Skin and Acne 

How to know you have dry skin:

Do you have flakey bits by your nose or chin? Does your skin feel tight, especially in the winter? When you touch your forehead do you NOT feel any oily residue on your fingertips?

If the answer is yes, you have dry skin!

What to do for dry skin?

If you have dry skin, we recommend staying away from formulas that say "matte" or "mattifying" and no "mattifying" has nothing to do with your friend Matt. It just means it takes the shine away. If you have dry skin, this will further exacerbate the dry flakeys you have on the sides of your nose, etc.

Oily Skin and Acne

How to know you have oily skin:

Do you often have a sheen of oil visibly on your forehead and/or nose area? If you touch your forehead can you feel oil on your fingertips? Are you often breaking out on your forehead or chin?

If the answer is yes, you're oily kid.

What to do for oily skin?

If you have oily skin, this doesn't mean you're gross and don't wash your face. It means your sebum glands just overproduce oil, which means you're more naturally [moist]. Avoid formulas (this goes for skin care products as well) that have too much oil in them.

Sensitive Skin and Acne

How to know you have sensitive skin:

When you try a new product, do you get red patches, hives or other irritation on the place you applied the product? Do you often get a lot of razor burn on your face after shaving?

If the answer is yes, you might have sensitive skin!

What to do for sensitive skin?

If you have sensitive skin, we recommend going for dermatology approved formulas, ones that prioritize natural ingredients. (Quick tip: always try a product on the back of your ear or the less visible part of your cheek so you can see if you react to it). 

How To Use Your Skin-Identity

Knowing how your skin reacts to products helps you choose the right tools to enhance your skincare arsenal. We’re all fighting our own battle with skin, but having that knowledge is power.

While you are more likely one skin type than another, sometimes you have moment of all three. If you think you’re never one of these three, you’re either lucky or lying. We’ll let you decide. 

Any questions? You know where to reach us.