skin types

A lot of times, we randomly buy expensive skin care products that do not suit us at all and end up ruining our skin condition or even worse, developing new skin related problems. There is one mantra you need to keep in mind every time you are out shopping.

‘All Skin care products are aimed at different skin types and picking up random tubes will cause more harm than good!’

We have made things easier for you. This article will talk about the different skin types in existence and the ways to identify your skin type.

The next time you shop on ClickOnCare, you can read through the product description and choose the right product with confidence.

What are the basic skin types?

skin types

For majority of you out there, your skin will fall under 4 broad categories.

  1. Normal skin
  2. Oily skin
  3. Dry skin
  4. Combination skin

Normal Skin

You skin is neither oily nor too dry. It is almost perfect that you don’t spend a lot of time worrying about it. You have very less or no imperfections, have no problems with climate change, barely show out open pores and are very lucky!

A lot of times, most skin care products do not cause great harm to your skin and even if a couple of pimples pop up, they disappear soon and your skin looks as good as new.

All products that mention that it can be used by people of all skin types work for this skin tone.

Oily Skin

The most visible identification for an oily skin is enlarged, big open pores. Your face gets greasy/shiny in just an hour of cleansing it and is sticky to touch. Acne, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads are so common that you have learnt to ignore them.

skin types

Oily skin can be fought effectively with cleansers like Cetaphil Oil Control Facewash, Avene Cleanance Gel and Ahaglow Foaming Facewash that are top sellers in our website.

Dry Skin

Though you do not have visible pores, your skin is rough and dull to touch and look. It is not elastic and can easily crack, peel or get itchy. Dry skin is also prone to infections, inflammations and redness. It pains when the skin gets too dry and can end up causing wrinkles very early.

skin types

You hate winters as your skin gets unmanageable, causing cracks and pain every day.

Beat dry skin with effective products including SkinFay Oral Moisturizer Capsules which is great for extreme cases of dryness. You can also try moisturizers from Remoist and Aquasoft Max for everyday usage.

Combination Skin

You skin can be a mix of two different skin types. For a lot of people, the T-Zone (nose, forehead and chin) gets oily while the rest of the face is clear. This skin type is also associated with enlarged pores, blackheads and a shiny T-zone.

skin types

All skin products that mention ‘for normal to oily skin’ works great for combination skin.

How to identify your skin type?

  1. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser/your regular facewash before bed time
  2. Do not use makeup or any other cosmetic or skin related products on face
  3. Have a good night’s sleep
  4. Wake up the next day morning and dab your face with a clean tissue very gently

What do you see?

  • Too much grease on the tissue means you have an oily skin
  • Pain/irritation when you rub your face, rigidity in the skin or dry flakes on the tissue means your skin type is definitely dry
  • If your skin feels smooth and normal and the tissue is as good as new, then you have a normal skin type
  • If only the T-Zone is greasy and the rest of the skin feels fine, then it is combination for sure

Hope this helps! Be beautiful, take care.


Janani Balasubramanian is a Senior Blogger at with a passion and flare to write. She loves experimenting on topics ranging from health to beauty tips and general lifestyle and will review newer beauty and healthcare products in the market! Do keep in touch with her new work here!

One Comment

  1. leema said:

    feels good to know healthy stuffs!!!

    July 11, 2016

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