Almost every skincare article and product recommendation mentions your skin type. It can be confusing to figure out exactly what your skin needs when you don’t know your skin type. There are three main skin types: dry, oily, and normal\/combination skin. Your skincare products will only work if they are made for your specific skin type. \nYou might be wondering, “What is my skin type?” Skin type charts are available online, but they don’t provide a lot of information. If you want to learn exactly how to figure out your skin type, follow this in-depth guide. \n \nNormal Skin\nNormal skin describes the lucky people without any dryness, excess oil, or blemishes on their faces. Many mainstream beauty products are marketed toward people with normal skin. If you have normal skin, it tends to stay in a perfect balance between dry and oily. You likely don’t demonstrate sensitivity towards most products. \nHow to Know If You Have Normal Skin \nSo how exactly do you figure out if your skin is the normal type? If you don’t struggle with skin concerns, you may not realize you have normal skin. Here are some indicators that you fall into the normal skin category. \nYou have normal skin if:\n\nYour pores are small\nYour skin is blemish-free\nYou don’t get dry patches\nYou don’t have sensitivity or redness\nYou can use almost any product with no problems\nYour skin tone stays even and radiant\n\nIf these descriptors match your skin, you have a normal skin type. This doesn’t mean you never have slight blemishes or oily seasons, but in general, your skin is pretty easygoing. \nWhat to Do for Normal Skin\nNormal skin is the most agreeable skin type to build a routine for. You can decide to wash your face either once or twice per day. If you want to create a full daily skincare routine, you will have a morning routine and a nighttime routine. \nIn the morning, start with a cleanser, like our Revitalizing Cleansing Oil with Bakuchiol. This cleanser contains an all-natural retinol replacement that defies aging. Starting with this cleanser will wash away any products from the night before and prepare your skin for the day. Follow with a daytime moisturizer, like our Moisture Replenishing Day Cream. This will help hydrate your skin after washing it. \n\nIn the evening, use your cleansing oil again to remove makeup, dirt, and debris from your pores. You can follow this step with our Recovering Night Cream with Bakuchiol. This nighttime moisturizer works to renew your skin cells and fights against aging with antioxidants. You can enjoy smoother, more radiant skin in the morning. \n \nDry Skin\nDry skin can give your face an aged appearance and feel rough in texture. People with dry skin may find themselves sensitive to harsh exfoliants and chemicals. Redness, rough patches, and a dull skin tone are hallmark signs of dry skin. \nHow to Know If You Have Dry Skin\nMost people with dry skin know their skin type because it feels uncomfortable. However, dry skin can be confused with sensitive skin, or you may experience both skin types. Here are some signs that your skin is dry. \nYou have dry skin if:\n\nExfoliation dries out your skin\nYour skin feels tight after cleansing\nYou have a rough texture and dry patches\nThe sun makes your skin uncomfortable\nYour skin tone is dull and uneven\nCold weather cracks and peels your skin\nYou have a lot of fine lines and wrinkles \nHeavy skin products do not break you out\n\nThese are all signs that you have a dry skin type. Dry skin can be unpleasant and even painful if you don’t get enough moisture from your skincare products. With our hydrating natural skincare products, you can experience smooth, soft skin again.\nWhat to Do for Dry Skin\nIf your skin is dry, you should avoid washing your face with a cleanser in the morning. Instead, rinse your face with cool water. Follow this step with our Replenishing Day Cream. For added moisture, apply our Restoring Face Oil after the day cream. This oil is lightweight and hydrating. \n\nAt night, use our gentle cleansing oil that cleans while it moisturizes your skin. You can also use our Rice Milk Crème Cleanser, as it’s gentle on the skin and creamy in texture. Follow with our face oil, or for ultra-intense hydration, our Super Cream with Bakuchiol. This cream delivers high-intensity moisturization while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. \nOur Rose Hip and Lotus Nourishing Dew Mask is another hydrating product to moisturize and soothe your skin. Use morning or night on clean, dry skin. You can leave this gentle mask on overnight if you wish. Rinse off the mask after use. \n \nOily Skin\nOily skin tends to be acne prone. If you struggle with frequent breakouts, blackheads, and blemishes, you probably have oily skin. Some areas of your face may be oilier than others, making your skin more of a combination type. \nSkin type charts often group combination skin with normal skin, but any oil concerns fit better into the oily skin category. Either way, you will need products that control oil while nourishing your skin cells. \nHow to Know If You Have Oily Skin\nPeople with acne know the struggle of trying to clear out oil and sweat from their pores. This can be difficult if your skin overproduces oils. Whether you have combination or fully oily skin, there are some common signs to be aware of. \nYou have oily skin if:\n\nYour skin always breaks out\nYou have large, painful acne\nYour face naturally looks shiny or greasy\nYou get breakouts if you skip a face wash\nYou have lots of blackheads\nYour phone seems greasy after it’s against your face\nYour pillowcase gets dirty easily\nGentle cleansers don’t clear your pores\nYou have enlarged pores\n\nThese are all signs that it’s time for some serious oil control. You don’t have to use harsh chemicals to cleanse your oily skin. Here are some natural products for acne control.\nWhat to Do for Oily Skin\nIn the morning, you should cleanse with your favorite Whish cleanser. This will wipe away any oil, sweat, and debris that has collected on your skin overnight. Follow with our lightweight day cream for a layer of moisture. If you don’t add any moisturizing products to your oily skin, it can start to produce even more oils, furthering the problem.\n\nAt night, use our Renewing Mud Mask with Bakuchiol to rejuvenate your complexion and clear away dead skin. This will detox your skin and draw out any excess oils that are clogging your pores. Follow a cleansing and moisturizing routine afterward. We recommend avoiding heavy oils or creams overnight, as they can clog your pores. A light layer of moisturizer is sufficient for oily skin. \n \nSensitive Skin\nIf you have sensitive skin, you may often wonder how to figure out your skin type because your skin seems delicate and reactive. If you often wonder, “What is my skin type?” you may be using the wrong products. \nThis can be confusing and lead to the overuse of irritating products. Acne breakouts are different from sensitive skin reactions, but it can be hard to tell the difference. \nPeople with any other skin type can have sensitive skin. This is an additional skin concern that needs attention in your skincare routine. You may have to double up on products that address sensitivity with your other skin concerns. \nHow to Know If You Have Sensitive Skin\nSensitive skin can be very hard to care for because of reactions like hives, rashes, and dry patches. You have likely noticed that mainstream beauty products won’t work for you if you have sensitive skin. Here are some ways to tell if you fit into this category. \nYou have sensitive skin if:\n\nMost products are too harsh \nYour skin gets red easily\nYou have extremely dry patches after using products\n\nYou can only use natural, plant-based skincare \n\nYou experience itching, dryness, and discomfort often\nYou feel a burning sensation after using products\nYou experience inflammation often\nYou can’t use exfoliants \nYour face gets sunburned easily \n\nThese are all indicators that you need a specialized routine for your sensitive skin. Our gentle skincare products are perfect for delicate skin types. \nWhat to Do for Sensitive Skin\nIn the morning, use a gentle cleanser. You can also just rinse with cool water if cleansing twice a day is too harsh for your skin. Apply our day cream for added moisture and soothing. This cream contains anti-inflammatory botanical ingredients that combat sensitivity and redness. \nAt night, use a gentle cleanser and follow with moisturizer. Use our face oil if it provides the added hydration you need. \n\nOur Nourishing Dew Mask is anti-inflammatory and gently soothes and moisturizes your skin. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend leaving this mask on overnight. In the morning, your skin will feel soft and rejuvenated. \n \nCaring for Your Skin Type\nAt Whish, we use gentle, plant-based ingredients so you can experience clean beauty without harsh chemicals. No matter what skin type you are, you can enjoy our hydrating, renewing products. Experience total skin rejuvenation with soothing, natural ingredients at Whish Beauty!