What is My Skin Type?

If you are still feeling a bit overwhelmed as where to begin on your happy-skin journey, it may be helpful to clarify your skin-type. If you are unsure about what your skin-type is, take the quiz below to find out and learn more about your skin!

Vanessa Bouyea
Created By Vanessa Bouyea
On Feb 1, 2017

How often do you experience blackheads/acne?

After I wash my face or shower, my skin usually feels…

After I try a new product, my skin usually feels…

When I wake up in the morning, my skin feels…

My pores are…

Normal Skin Type

Normal Skin Type

You have a "Normal" Skin Type. Normal skin types are ideal, because they don't feel overly oily or dry. Due to your skin's balance of oil and water, you also do not tend to experience frequent breakouts or large pores. Normal skin types have the upper-hand when it comes to testing different products, because they do not tend to have any severe sensitivity to the active ingredients. You have a natural radiance to your skin that can be well-maintained with a simple routine.

Combination Skin Tye

Combination Skin Tye

You have a Combination Skin Type. Combination skin tends to be drier in some areas and oily in other parts of the face. Oil buildup is most-common in the “T-Zone” (Chin, Nose, and Forehead) with Combination Skin Types. Other common features of your skin may include; large pores, shine, blackheads, and dry patches. While combination skin is the most-common skin type, it can be tricky to balance because there are opposing needs throughout your face. However, with the proper routine and products, combination skin can be re-balanced and maintained!

Dry Skin Type

Dry Skin Type

You have a Dry Skin Type. With dry skin, you commonly experience a tight-feeling on your skin as well as a rough texture. In more extreme cases, dry skin can feel irritated, inflamed, and maybe peel or crack at the surface. Pores are barely visible, and you may be more prone to fine-lines/wrinkles. Drier skin types require a very moisturizing routine with products that do not strip the skin, while still removing excess dirt and sebum.

Oily Skin Type

Oily Skin Type

You have an Oily Skin Type. While Oily skin commonly leads to large pores and frequent breakouts, the amount of oil your skin produces can vary depending on your age and the weather. For example, it is more common for adolescents to experience oilier skin due to puberty, while more mature individuals may experience oiliness due to stress. Warmer climates and weather changes can also lead to a higher production of excess oil on the skin. However, because your skin produces excess oil, it does not mean that you should skip more hydrating skin-products! In fact, oily skin tends to be a sign that your skin lacks hydration and as a result your skin is producing more oil to rehydrate itself.

Sensitive Skin Type

Sensitive Skin Type

You have a Sensitive Skin Type. Sensitive skin can also be more prone to dryness as well as irritation and redness from different skin-care products. The best way to treat sensitive skin, is to avoid products and ingredients that your skin is not fond of. Whether that be Lavender (in my case) or certain active ingredients such as “Benzoyl Peroxide” (a common active ingredient in most acne-medications). The best products to look for are ones that are “gentle,” “fragrance-free,” and contain more “natural ingredients.”