How to identify your skin type
We receive many questions from our customers regarding skin types. Nobody has exactly the same skin as you. But you still fall into one of five main categories. And this skin type quiz/guide will help you figure out how to characterize your unique skin so you can choose the right skin care.
There are indeed five skin types - dry, oily, normal, sensitive and combination skin. Other problems, such as acne and sensitivity, are conditions that can occur in all skin types.
SKIN TYPE QUIZ
This is a short but very helpful quiz from babeandbeauty that we can use for better understanding before we go deeper into the topic.
Your skin always seems to glow. You may find that makeup and skin care products do not always stay the way you want them to.
Skin Care Tip: For oily skin, the control of shine is an important issue. Although oily skin has benefits (such as fewer wrinkles), you should avoid ingredients such as mineral oil and petrolatum. Products labeled as "non-comedogenic" are great for oily skin because they do not clog your pores. You still need to moisturize, as also use clay masks. Be careful not to over-wash your face too much.
Dry skin tends to look flaky and scaly and may appear a little dull. You probably do not have particularly noticeable pores, but fine lines are often noticeable. Other signs of dry skin? A tight feeling (especially if you are trying the wrong cleanser!), flaky skin and the feeling that your moisturiser only works for a few hours.
Skin Care Tip: First, you should get rid of all the drying ingredients lurking in your products and replace artificial colours and perfumes with friendly alternatives such as Geranium or Rosehip Oil, glycerin, Shea Butter, allantoin and vitamin E that can help gently moisturise and nourish the skin.
You do not see many breakouts. Your skin does not tend to react negatively to new products or weather changes. You do not feel the need to constantly moisturize all day. Your skin is firm.
Skin Care Tip: With normal skin you will experience almost no sensitivity, dryness or greasiness. Your skin can tolerate most ingredients, which means you can let off steam with beauty products and have fun experimenting with cleansers, moisturizers and masks until you find exactly what you like.
If you have combination skin, it is likely that your skin looks oily in the T-zone and you are prone to dry patches on your cheeks. The pores on your nose may also look larger than those on your cheeks.
Skin Care Tip: even though it may seem like you have the worst of both worlds, there is an easy way to deal with combination skin without spending hours in the bathroom. The trick? Mix your products and adjust them to the needs of your skin. Also pay attention to how you apply the products. The idea is to apply the products only to the areas you need and not to treat your whole face. Apply a rich moisturiser only to your dry areas and consider applying a deep cleansing mask to oilier areas to help fight congestion.
Sensitive skin can be caused by genetics, allergies or environmental factors. The signs of this skin type include:
- Skin that blushes easily
- Frequent skin rashes and bumps
- Stinging or burning after the application of a (new) skin care product
- Negative reaction to fragrances
- spots of dry, flaky, irritated skin
Skin Care Tip: you must be careful when choosing cosmetics as you are more prone to irritation, redness, stinging, burning or acne outbreaks. Avoid fragrances and irritants such as antibacterial ingredients. Look for products with fewer additives and look for those with soothing, healing or anti-inflammatory properties.