Identify Your Skin Type

Which Skin Type Are You?

There are 5 basic skin types, knowing your skin type is important to make the right decisions about correct skin care products and treatments for your personalized needs.

To determine your type, use a simple test with a clean facial tissue (or blotting paper) to wipe your face first thing in the morning, after you wake up and before starting any skin care regimen.

1. Normal SkinIf your skin belongs to a normal type, the tissue will not reveal any traces of oil. Your skin should feel plump, elastic, and supple. Normal skin is the least problematic of all skin types. As a rule, it looks smooth and even with minimum care, it will look healthy.

2. Dry Skin …If your skin is dry, the paper will be clean, but your skin will feel flaky, dry, and tight after you have wiped it. Dry skin can easily develop a sallow tone, wrinkles, and fine pores, and it is prone to aging and irritation. Masques and moisturizers are necessary treatments to slow the signs of premature aging.

3. Oily Skin …If you have oily skin, the paper will have spots of facial oil on it, corresponding to the areas of your cheeks, nose, and forehead. Oily skin is problematic – it frequently looks greasy, thick, coarse, and shiny, has large pores and tends to be blemish and acne prone. Keeping the skin clean and moisturized with blemish control products is helpful in improving the quality of oily skin.                                                                                                                                                                

4. Combination Skin …If your skin is combination, like that of most women and men, the tissue will have traces of oil coming from your nose and forehead, but will be clean in the areas that toucched your cheeks. Combination skin has patches of both dry and oily skin, and requires different types of care in relation to particular facial areas. Dry zones which are usually located on the cheeks and around the eyes, should be treated with rich creams and moisturizers, while oily areas, usually on the forehead and nose, will benefit from frequent and thorough cleasing and moisturized and treated with blemish control products.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

5. Sensitive Skin …Sensitive skin is usually very dry, tends to feel tight, and becomes inflamed and irritated easily. Sensitive skin regularly develop reddish and scaly areas, can be itchy and tingly, and is prone to break outs of rashy surface areas. It is the most problematic and fragile of all the skin types, and needs and responds the best to gentle care. Sensitive skin reacts very well to medium rich and fragrance free products.

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