How to Determine Your Skin Type – Skin Laundry MENA
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Understanding your skin ultimately leads towards attaining healthy skin, but how do you determine what your skin type is? The average person has more than one concern, therefore it is essential to understand what it is that your skin needs and the best solution for you.
Factors such as hormonal shifts, diet and mental health contribute to your skin type and the changes that can occur. This can affect self-confidence and we always want you to feel your best!
Skin Laundry recommends the following 3 steps to assist you in the process of determining your skin type:

Step 1: LOOK



Place yourself in front of a mirror, what is that you see? Get acquainted with the perfect imperfections and analyze the details. What do you notice?
  • Feeling Thirsty?
    If the skin is red in areas with dry patches, you most likely have dry and/or sensitive skin.

  • Shine Bright Like A Diamond?
    If you notice shine accumulating in particular areas such as your T-Zone then you most likely have oily skin.

  • A Little Bit Of This & That?
    If you have a combination of both of the above, you have combination skin.

  • All Good?
    If your skin is not reactive and does not display any of the above, you have normal skin.



Step 2: FEEL 



There’s nothing better than getting up close and personal! Before doing this step be sure to wash your hands!
  • All The Feels!
    How does your skin feel? Is it itchy, sensitive and red? Does it feel tight after washing? If yes, you most likely have sensitive skin.

  • Pores For Days!
    Are your pores visually noticeable? Does your skin feel greasy upon touch with pimples/acne? If yes, you most likely have oily skin.

  • Double Trouble!
    Does your skin have multiple size pores? Feels dry but accumulates oil in certain places? If yes, you most likely have combination skin.

  • A-OK!
    Are you blessed with none of the above? Congratulations you fall into the lucky percentage of the population who have normal skin.



Step 3: EXAMINE 



The best way of determining what skin type you have is to wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Wait for up to 30 minutes. How does it feel? What natural characteristics is your skin displaying?
  • DRY 
    Skin feels tight and dehydrated, is begging for hydration and is flaking in areas. 
    Solution: CLICK HERE 

  • OILY 
    Skin looks shiny with breakouts, when dabbing with a blotting paper, oil is collected. 
    Solution: CLICK HERE 

    Skin is relatively normal with oily areas such as the T-Zone- forehead, nose and chin, pores are enlarged. 
    Solution: CLICK HERE

    Skin feels smooth with no signs of build-up of oil or flaking.
    Solution: CLICK HERE 


Still Unsure On Your Skin Type? Skin Laundry is here to help!


If you’re still confused on what your skin type is, please reach out to us!
Our dedicated team of highly qualified, trained and registered laser technicians have you set!


Schedule a consultation and signature facial with us where you will meet your dedicated laser technician who will review your skin concerns in details, medical history & skincare goals you are hoping to achieve. By the end of your consultation you will know and understand your skin type better, alongside a personalized treatment plan with our in-house skin product recommendations.


For beginners we recommend our Signature Laser Facial which uses safe energy-based technology to boost collagen production, minimized pores, tighter skin and improve discoloration. This treatment is completely safe on all skin tones and types and will leave your skin glowing and deeply cleansed!


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