Finding the right skincare product often becomes overcomplicated if you aren’t looking for the product that’s best for your skin type. Knowing your skin type is key to finding the right product, and here at Mankind, we want you to stop wasting time with products that aren’t right for you. We’ve devised a quick guide to help you determine your skin type and the products you should be using.
Types of Skin
To put it simply, your skin type should be the first thing you think of when selecting skincare products. Your skin will fall into one of four types:
What Skin Type Am I?
If you have an oily skin type, aside from feeling excessively oily, you may also be prone to having large, visible pores, as well as noticeable spots year-round. When looking for cleansers, it’s important that you pick a product which is gentle, and won’t exacerbate clogged pores. With an oily skin type, it’s recommended you avoid washing more than twice a day, but more may be needed if you’ve sweated from heat or exercise. If you’re a regular gym-goer with this skin type, it’s crucial to wash immediately after a workout to keep your skin clear.
At Mankind, we recommend oil-balancing face scrubs. If your skin is prone to shine, a matte face-cream can help to counteract this, while consistent use of face masks will prevent clogged pores. Oil-control products will also help you manage oil secretion throughout the day. When blemishes do flare up, concealer is always an option to minimise the impact. Make sure you match the product to your skin tone, and if shine is an issue, we recommend a concealer with a matte effect.
Take a look at our Editor’s picks for oily skin below.