How To Determine Your Skin Type

December 06, 2021

How To Determine Your Skin Type

If you feel lost when it comes to knowing your skin type, you’re not alone. Many guys start out thinking that skincare is for girlfriends and grandmas, but we’re here to tell you that your skin needs help, too. Yep, everyone needs a good skincare routine, and men also deserve products that make their skin better. 

If you’ve started to take care of your face but draw a blank when it comes to knowing what your skin type is, don’t fret. We’re breaking this bad boy down step by step, so you know how to get the most out of your skincare regimen. Using products best suited for your skin type is key to getting balanced, vibrant skin. If you’re using the wrong products for your skin, you won’t get the results that you’re looking for. Let’s take a look at two simple steps that will help you determine your skin type and which products are best for your unique needs.

It’s All About Balance + Hydration

Genetics contribute to your skin type, as do health and lifestyle factors, such as diet, health conditions, and stress. 

All skin type refers to is the level of hydration and oil in your skin. People with oily skin produce excess oil, while folks with dry skin need more hydration. Combination skin means that you’ve got dry and oily patches of skin, so you need targeted products to address both concerns. 

If you have normal skin, consider yourself blessed by the skin type gods––you’ve got a healthy balance of hydration in your skin without overactive oil production. And oily skin can still need hydration, FYI, which is where good skincare comes in. Premium skincare products help address your skin type concerns while offering more of what your skin needs to achieve balanced hydration, oil production, and overall health. 

How To Discover Your Skin Type

You don’t need an advanced science degree to figure out your skin type. All you need to do is wash your face and wait. Here’s how to determine your skin type in two simple steps. 

  1. Wash your face with a mild face wash and pat your skin dry.
  2. Wait one hour after washing without applying any skin products.

If your face feels tight and dry after about a half-hour to an hour after washing, you most likely have dry skin. Alternatively, if you notice shiny patches popping up all over your face, that’s oily skin. Combination skin will feel dry in some areas while oily in other parts of the face, while normal skin won’t feel either oily or dry after washing your face––it’ll just feel balanced, plump, and hydrated (hello, skincare goals). 

Use Products Made For Your Skin 

Once you’ve determined your skin type, you’re ready to shop for skincare. Using the right products for your skin is essential to getting optimal results while getting the most for your time and money. Our skincare quiz can also help you find the right products for you.

Dry Skin Tips

If you have dry skin, sealing in moisture throughout the day is a must. We recommend our super hydrating Moisturizing Balm in the morning and evening after washing with our Charcoal Cleanser. Use our Intensive Reconditioning Face Mask once a week to remove impurities while locking in deep hydration. 

Oily Skin Tips

Oily skin needs hydration with products that balance out excess oil production while clearing clogged pores. Our Classic Maintenance Set offers an easy balance of cleansing, hydration, and exfoliation that keeps oily skin clear without over-drying your skin. Use the Charcoal Cleanser and Moisturizing Balm every morning and before bed to keep your skin clean and hydrated. 

Also, we recommend using our Exfoliating Rub once or twice a week after cleansing and before your moisturizer to remove dead skin cells and keep your pores squeaky clean.  

Combo Skin Tips

Caring for combination skin can be tricky, but it’s totally doable. Cleanse each morning and night with a gentle yet purifying face wash, apply moisture, and exfoliate every week. Our Skin-Purifying Toner is great for combination skin as it helps clear out dirt and oil while balancing your skin’s pH. Apply morning and night after cleansing and before your moisturizer.  

Normal Skin Tips

You’ve got the best of all worlds when it comes to skin types, so keep things balanced with a regular regimen that cleanses, moisturizes, and protects your skin from premature aging. Our Fundamental Duo offers a simple two-step routine that will keep your skin in tip-top shape without a lot of fuss. Add our Exfoliating Rub and Anti-Wrinkle Serum to the mix when you’re ready to up your game for even more stellar results. 

Also, all skin types need year-round sun protection. Apply our UV-Defense Moisturizing Balm every morning after cleansing whenever you’re heading outside. 

Getting healthy skin doesn’t have to be complicated. Using the right products for your skin type will bring out the best in your skin in just a few minutes a day with consistent use. Once you know your skin type and get the hang of your new men’s skincare routine, you’ll start seeing how great your skin can look and feel––and the results will keep getting better. 






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