How to tell what skin type you have

Do you know what your skin type is?

Maintaining a happy, healthy skin can be a challenge, especially if you aren't sure what your skin type is. It can make choosing products and establishing a regime confusing. Here is a quick and easy way to discover your skin type.

First wash your face with a mild cleanser, pat dry gently with a tissue and then leave it without any product or make-up for 30 minutes. After this time examine how your skin feels.

  • If your T zone is shiny and your cheeks feel dry then you have the classic combination skin. 
  • If your skin feels tight, uncomfortable or craving a moisturiser then you have a dry skin type.
  • If it looks shiny and feels greasy then you have an oily skin.
  • If your skin feels great and looks dewy soft then you are one of the rare people with a normal skin type.

Your skin type and your skin condition are different. A skin condition tends to be temporary, for example - dehydrated skin, sensitivities, problematic skin etc. Skin conditions are bought about and exacerbated by different factors like weather, lifestyle, hormones etc and you should adapt your routine as your skin's needs change. We can help you with personalised skincare advice to find the right preparations for your skin.