What is your skin type?

What is your skin type?

What’s your skin type? How much do you really know about your skin type? And the most important question, do you know how to manage your skin?

Skin types can change over the time. It’s likely because of the normal aging process. Different skin type has different water content which affects its comfort and elasticity, skin’s oiliness which affects the softness as well as skin’s sensitivity.

Let’s move on to the journey of knowing your skin types.

Normal skin

Your skin have balance water content and oiliness. You may have minimal to no imperfections. Your skin will also has radiant complexion compared to other skin types. Not only that, your pores are barely seen with minimal sensitivity.

Tips: Normal, consistent skincare routine will be great for you.

Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin will show up in response to particular skincare products or ingredients. It’s tricky to find out what your triggers are so that you can avoid sensitizing your skin.

If your skin is sensitized, it will look angrier than usual with redness, itchiness, dryness, as well as burning sensation.

Tips: Patch test is highly recommended before using the product as a whole.

Dry skin

If you have dry skin, you’ll feel tightness especially after cleansing. Your skin may crack, itchy, and inflamed. If it’s very dry, it will feel rough and scaly as well.

You may have almost invisible pores (maybe a yeay for some?) however the downside of dry skin is, your complexion is dull and rough. Red patches will be here and there especially on very dry areas. Your skin will appear less elastic with more visible lines. Yes, your skin is saying that you’re a few years older than your age.

Dry skin is caused by genetics, aging process or hormonal changes, extreme weather, prolonged exposure to UV rays, and also the usage of drying skincare products.

Tips: Use hydrating toner followed by cream-based products. Please include sunscreen in your daily skincare routine to combat the aging process!

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Oily skin

Do you have shiny face? Do you know that oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather? Your may have enlarged pores with dull or shiny complexion. Oily skin is known as a magnet to skin blemishes such as blackheads, pimples, and many more!

Puberty or hormonal imbalances may be the cause of oily skin. Exposure to heat and too much humidity can also affect your skin.

Tips: Cleanse only twice a day using gentle cleanser. Double cleanse during your PM routine. Oh, yes! Do not pop or squeeze your pimples as they’ll take longer time to heal. You may also find that gentle cleanser and non-comedogenic products suit your skin better.

Combination skin

It’s the mixture of dry, normal, and oily skin. Usually it can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). This is the most common skin type especially in high humidity countries such as Malaysia and Singapore.

Your skin will look shiny over the T zone area. Pores will be more visible as if they’re more open. The most annoying skin concern would be blackheads and sometimes acne.

Tips: It may need slightly different care in different areas according to the skin condition.


In summary,

No matter what type of skin you have, these basic tips will help you to manage your skin better.

1. Use broadspectrum sunscreen at least SPF 30 or 35,

2. Avoid direct sunlight by staying under the shades or by using protective clothes,

3. Avoid smoking as it might fasten the aging process

4. Wash your skin thoroughly but gently. Our Alluskin Purifying Cleanser is formulated for dry and sensitive skin however made to fit all skin types. 60 seconds method is the best,

5. Do not wear makeup to bed as it may worsen your skin condition or cause skin breakouts,

6. Moisturize twice daily even if you have oily skin.

Disclaimer: You know your skin better. If you’re experiencing problematic skin, kindly consult your dermatologists instead of self-treating.