Beauty expert shares her free and easy trick to figure out your skin type at home – and all you need is 30 minutes
- A British skincare specialist has revealed a DIY trick to identify your skin type
- The method can be done at home and saves the cost of going to a specialist
- The free hack involves evaluating how your skin feels after applying cleanser
- How if feels 30 minutes after cleanser indicates which skin type you have
- The skin expert, Bambi Does Beauty, often shares cheap skincare tips online
A skincare expert has revealed her easy DIY method to check your skin type at home instead of paying hundreds to get your complexion professionally analysed.
Elle McNamara, a British skin specialist who runs the page Bambi Does Beauty, revealed the cost-free trick to her thousands of followers.
The 32-year-old explained that checking how your skin feels 30 minutes after applying cleanser indicates which of the four skin types you have.
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British skin expert Elle McNamara has revealed a simple and free way to check your skin type at home. Elle runs the popular skincare page Bambi Does Beauty and often shares cheap skincare tips
‘This skincare tip won’t cost you any more money. There’s one really easy trick to work out your skin type,’ she said in her tutorial.
Elle explained that evaluating whether your skin feels tight, rough, oily, or a combination of those options after cleansing reveals whether you have dehydrated, dry, oily or combination skin.
‘Cleanse your skin as normal and then leave it for a half an hour,’ she instructed.
‘If it feels tight you’ve got dehydrated skin, if it feels rough to the touch and scaly you’ve got dry skin, if it looks shiny and feels oily you’ve got oily skin, and if it’s a mixture of any of those then you’ve got combination skin.’
The skin expert explained that some skin will react within ten minutes rather than 30, for example dehydrated skin will feel tight very quickly.
The skincare guru transformed her skin after years of heavy makeup and lack of skincare, she is now looking younger than ever in her thirties
Knowing your skin type lets you create make more tailored and effective skincare routine using skin specific product.
Her fans were delighted with the cheap trick.
‘Well this is helpful! Thank you,’ one woman said.
‘Love your skinfos – as someone who is a flaky pastry you always speak to my soul!’ another fan wrote.
How to know what skin type you have:
Cleanse your face as normal and when it’s washed off don’t apply any product for 30 minutes, then evaluate how it feels to discover which skin type you have:
* Tight = dehydrated skin
* Rough and scaly or flakey = dry skin
* Shiny and oily = oily Skin
* Combination of any of the above = combination skin
Elle has a line of videos with skincare tips and tricks that don’t cost any money.
Previously, she revealed a cheap hack to get rid of under the skin bumps on forehead using a budget product that is ‘probably already in your bathroom.’
She advised using anti-dandruff shampoo for these type of spots, which are usually fungal acne.
Elle applies the shampoo as a mask to her forehead daily, leaves it on for ten minutes and then rinses it off.
Her fans were extremely enthusiastic about the budget trick.
‘I’ve tried this and can confirm it did work for fungal acne! Nothing else I tried worked, then I read about this,’ one woman said.
‘Yesss this is amazing for fungal acne,’ another agreed.