Skin Type Test

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The word “Normal” is referred to a well-balanced skin. The scientific term for well-balanced skin is eudermic. There’s no excessive oil in T-zone (forehead, chin and nose). Overall sebum and moisture is balanced and the skin is neither too oily nor too dry.

Normal skin has:

  • Fine pores
  • Good blood circulation
  • A velvety, soft and smooth texture
  • No blemishes
  • No dry or tight feeling
  • No severe sensitivity

But with aging, normal skin can become dryer.

Dry skin isn’t usually serious and can be treated easily. It is caused by factors like hot or cold weather, low moisture in the air, and soaking in hot water and Vata dominant constitution.

Dry skin is characterized by;

  • Thin & dull skin
  • Skin that feels and looks rough
  • Tight uncomfortable feeling especially after showering, bathing or swimming
  • Almost invisible pores
  • Less elasticity
  • Itching (pruritus)
  • Slight to severe flaking, scaling or peeling
  • Fine lines or cracks
  • Gray, ashy skin
  • Redness
  • Deep cracks that may bleed

Anyone can develop dry skin. But some are more prone to get dry skin. The risk increases with age. More than 50% of adults experience dry skin. If you are in your 40s or older, you have a risk to get dry skin. If you are working or living in dry, cold or low-humid area and if your job requires you to immerse your skin in water like in nursing, hairstyling and cleaning etc., if you wim frequently in chlorinated pools, you are at risk.


You can use home remedies and some lifestyle changes to address this issue including using moisturizers and avoiding harsh, drying soaps. If you experience dry skin very often or more severe, you may need help from a doctor who specializes in Ayurveda Beauty care.

See your doctor if: Your skin doesn’t improve even after your best efforts Your skin is accompanied by redness Dryness and itching interfere with sleeping You have open sores or infections from scratching You have large areas of scaling or peeling skin

Combination skin is a mix of oily and dry / normal areas on different parts of your face. Specially oily skin in T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and dry or normal skin in cheeks and eye are. This is the most common skin type.

Your genetics, skin care products and cosmetics with harsh properties, oil based moisturizers, stressful lifestyle, frequent unprotected exposure to sun are some of the reasons to have this type of skin.


  • Treating oily areas and dry areas accordingly and separately will help to overcome this problem. But you might accidentally overlap them. If this happens, you might block your pores and cause another acne breakout.
  • Practicing yoga or doing exercises regularly will help you to make your skin healthy as it helps cells to receive more oxygen and nutrients and also helps expel debris from the cells.
  • Massage your face with bee honey for around 10-20 minutes and wash off with normal water.
  • See your doctor if any of above does not solve your problem

“Oily” is used to describe a skin type with overproduction of sebum. A number of issues like genetics, hormonal changes and imbalances, some medications, stress and comedogenic cosmetics (make-up products that cause irritation) trigger the overproduction of sebum. Too much sebum may lead to oily skin, which can lead to clogged pores, acne and blemishes. Oily skin is characterized by enlarged pores, shiny appearance, blackheads and tendency to feel greasy to touch within an hour of cleansing.

Oily skin and acne are challenging to manage. Still, home remedies often reduce symptoms without the use of prescription drugs or expensive skin care regimens. You can practice these tips to address this issue.

  • Wash your face twice a day using gentle soap — but don’t overdo it. Avoid harsh soaps or detergents.
  • Apply a thin layer of bee honey on your face; let it dry for about 10 minutes, and rinse with luke warm water.
  • Apply a thin layer of aloe vera on your face; leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with water
  • Mix tomato juice with bee honey; apply on your face; leave it for 20 min and wash off.
  • Avoid unhealthy food, oily food, fried food and processed food.
  • Choose water based cosmetics instead of oil-based.

See your doctor if;

  • The home remedy is allergic to your skin.
  • A home remedy worsens symptoms.
  • Skin symptoms such as acne are severe, since they may lead to infection or scarring.