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How to Identify Your Skin Type

Understanding your skin type is the first step towards achieving a radiant and healthy complexion. Just as each person is unique, so is their skin. Different skin types have distinct characteristics and needs, which is why choosing the right facial treatment is essential for optimal results. 

The 5 Types of Skin

Before diving into the world of facial treatments, it is crucial to identify your skin type. The five common skin types are oily, dry, combination, sensitive, and normal. 

Oily Skin: Oily skin tends to produce an excess amount of sebum,which is the skin’s natural oil. This can lead to a shiny appearance, enlarged pores, and a propensity for acne and blackheads.

Dry Skin: Dry skin lacks sufficient moisture and can feel tight, rough, or flaky. It may be more prone to redness, irritation, and premature aging due to reduced elasticity.

Combination Skin: Combination skin exhibits characteristics of both oily and dry skin. Typically, the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is oilier, while the cheeks and other areas might be drier.

Sensitive Skin: Sensitive skin is easily irritated and can react negatively to certain products or environmental factors. It may appear red, inflamed, or experience itching and burning.

Normal Skin: Normal skin is well-balanced and neither excessively oily nor overly dry. It has a smooth texture, minimal imperfections, and a healthy complexion.

Discovering Your Skin Type

If you are still unsure about your skin type, a simple skin test can help you determine your skin’s characteristics: 

1. Cleansing & Observation Test:

Begin with clean, makeup-free skin. Gently cleanse your face with a mild cleanser and pat it dry. Leave your skin bare, without applying any moisturizers or products.

After about an hour, observe how your skin feels and looks. Pay attention to different areas of your face.Does it become oily, tight, or remain comfortable?

2. Blotting Paper Test:

Begin with clean, makeup-free skin. Gently cleanse your face and pat it dry with a clean towel. Ensure your skin is free from any moisturizers, serums, or other products.

Give your skin about an hour to naturally produce oil. This allows your skin’s natural oils to come to the surface and gives you a more accurate result.

Then, take a piece of blotting paper and gently press it against different areas of your face. Focus on your forehead, nose (T-zone), cheeks, and chin. Hold the blotting paper in place for a few seconds in each area. After pressing the blotting paper on different areas, carefully remove it and observe the results.

Customized Facial Treatments for Your Skin

At Amber Beila, we recognize that no two skins are alike. Selecting the perfect facial treatment involves a combination of understanding your skin type and addressing your specific concerns. Our expert aestheticians will assess your skin, and consider factors such as hydration levels, texture, and any existing conditions. 

Based on their analysis, they will recommend a tailored facial treatment that targets your unique needs. For example, our signature Oxygen Revival Facial is perfect for revitalizing dull and tired skin, infusing it with much-needed oxygen to restore radiance. For those with congested pores and a desire for deep exfoliation, the Aqua Peel Facial or Acne Facial Treatment provides a gentle yet effective solution. 


Your skin is a reflection of your overall health and well-being. Whether your concern is excessive oiliness, dry patches, sensitivity, or a combination of these factors, there is a facial treatment designed to provide the care your skin craves. By matching your skin type with the appropriate facial treatment, you’re taking a proactive step towards achieving and maintaining healthy, glowing skin. Book a consultation with our skincare professionals today and embark on a journey to vibrant and rejuvenated skin.

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