What skin type am I?

Figuring out what skin type you are is the first step on your way to beautiful and healthy skin. If you’re not sure what skin type you have,  take the test below next time you’re spending a lazy Sunday morning at home.

skin type test

Skin type test

Wash your face when you wake up to get rid of any skin creams that you may have worn to bed, then don’t put a toner or a moisturiser on, grab a cup of coffee and scroll your newsfeed or a green tea and read your kindle – whatever your Sunday morning chill time routine is! After a couple of hours have a look in the mirror and do some investigation.

Check how your skin feels – is it soft, firm or tight? Are your pores visible? Can you see patches of flaky skin or do you notice any red blotches or perhaps you can see a thin sheen of oil? Check out the below skin type’s and see where you fit:

skin type features

Normal skin

Your lucky to have such great skin, the characteristics of your skin type are skin appears firm with small pores, you do not have dry skin and either have no oil on your t-zone or minimal oil. Your skin does not become sensitised from skin care products and you don’t suffer from acne then it’s likely your skin type is normal.

Dry skin

The most common identifier of a dry skin type is patches of flaky skin that feels rough to the touch. You may also notice that your skin feels tight – which can be especially the case after cleaning your face. Do you have dry skin? Check out How to get rid of dry skin.

Sensitive skin

People with sensitive skin usually have to be very careful with the skin care products they use as this skin type is easily aggravated and can have red spots that are not necessarily acne but inflamed skin that can sometimes appear dry and flaky.

skin type oily

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Combination skin

This skin type is very common in fact, more people have combination skin than oily skin. For an oily skin type skin is oily all over the face including the cheeks, whereas people with combination skin tend to have normal or dry skin on their cheeks. A key trait of combination skin is an oily t-zone, that means oil on your forehead, on your nose and your chin. So if this is you, you’re definitely sitting in the combination skin type.

Oily skin

You know you have oily skin if after cleaning your face, without applying any moisturiser and being in normal room temperature after a couple of hours your face has a thin sheen of oil. Oily skin is characterised by large pores that can often become clogged by dead skin cells mixing with the overproduction of sebum (oil) produced by the sebaceous glands leading to breakouts and blemishes due to the acne causing bacteria that multiply in this oily environment. Do you have oily skin? Check out Foods to avoid if you’re struggling with acne or oily skin.

Taking care of your skin type

Knowing your skin type will enable you to accurately care for your skin and buy skin care products that work with your skin type instead of against it.  Check out your skin care routine for beautiful skin and find the routine that is perfect for oily, combination and dry skin types.

skin type dry

While people with normal skin will probably love their skin type, no matter what your skin type is you can provide it with the care it needs to look its best – so it doesn’t have to be something you stress or worry about! Luckily for us things like an oily t-zone or dry cheeks can be managed by using the correct skin care products, making sure your hormones are balanced, eating a nutritious diet, getting enough rest and managing your stress.

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