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Beauty Tip Of The Day How to know your skintype in fast steps

Though skin types are usually genetically determined, it's best to know what skintype one to know what product etc work best.

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A lot of people still get confused about their skintypes whereas that's one very important thing to note especially when shopping for products.

Though skin types are usually genetically determined, it's best to know what skintype one has to be able to tailor whatever products, regimen etc that best suits the type of skin one is in.

Moisturizers play

Use moisturizers specially formulated for your skintype



For instance a good water based moisturizer will work well on an oily skin as against using on dry skin that needs intense moisture and so on.

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Skintype/Skintones play

It's best to know one's skintype to know products that best suit it

(Mirabella Beauty)


A smooth and soft skin requires dedicating time to actually tend to the skin, this could be in form of exfoliating, deep cleansing and doing more skincare processes often to constantly replenish the skin.

Check out fast pointers for knowing skintypes at a glance!

1. Normal Skin:

Neither Oily nor dry

Few discolourations

Blemish free

Appears smooth

2. Combination Skin:

Oily areas

Dry areas

Prone to blackheads

Large pores

Do you know your skin type? play

Do you know your skin type?

(Clear Essence)


3. Oily Skin:

Shiny appearance

Enlarged pores

Acne prone

Blackheads prone

4. Dry Skin:

Flaky or dry  patches

Tight appearance

Dull and lacklustre

Fines lines

5. Sensitive Skin:

Blotchy patches


Broken Capillaries


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