THE BARE-FACED APPROACH
Use a gentle cleanser to completely cleanse your face before gently patting it dry. Allow your skin to breathe (and do not apply any additional moisturizers, serums or treatments).
Examine your cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead for any shine after 30 minutes.
Evaluate whether your skin feels parched after another 30 minutes, especially if you smile or make any other facial expressions. Your skin is most likely dry if it feels tight.
Your skin is most likely a combination if there is a significant sheen on your nose and forehead. You have oily skin if you have shine on your cheeks in addition to your forehead and nose.
METHOD OF BLOTTING SHEETS
This method is significantly faster, and it's often a good way to tell the difference between oily and dry skin. Using blotting paper, gently pat the various parts of your face. To determine how much oil is visible, hold the sheet up to the light. You most likely have dry skin if the sheet picked up little to no oil. If oil is visible on the blotting sheet from the forehead and nose, your skin is mixed.
Finally, if the blotting paper is completely saturated with oil, you most certainly have oily skin.
The demands of our skin can change over time, so it's important to take the time to figure out what they are so that it can function and look its best. Keeping your skin's health in mind and "checking in" on a frequent basis to see whether any changes to your present regimen are required can maintain it balanced and lovely.