What's MY skin type?
To choose effective skin care, you need to properly understand your skin type.
Which of the below sounds most like you? You may fit into multiple categories (e.g. oily and acne-prone, or dry with pigmentation). Remember your skin type when ordering your customized beauty oil.
You can pretty safely categorize yourself as having oily skin if the pores on your face are large, you get shiny throughout the day, and whenever you use a tissue to blot your skin the oil is visible on the tissue. Larger pores generally indicate you have oilier skin.
Key signs you have oily skin:
- Large pores.
- Your face gets shiny throughout the day.
- When you use blotting tissues, oil is visible.
Oily in some parts of your face, but dry in others? You probably have combination skin. Specifically, if the area across your forehead, nose, and chin (called the T-zone) gets particularly shiny, your skin would be categorized as combination.
Key signs you have combination skin:
- Parts of your face are oily while others are dry.
- Your T-zone is oily but the rest of your face is normal or dry.
Feeling just a little bit shiny—particularly during the summer—across your T-zone is totally normal. If you get a little oily across the T-zone and almost never get dry or flaky skin, your skin type is normal.
Key signs you have normal skin:
- Your skin is almost never dry or flaky.
- Your skin is almost never shiny.
- If you do experience a little bit of shine, it's very minimal and only across your T-zone.
Skin that often looks rough and flaky or feels tight is dry. This is particularly common during the winter.
Key signs you have dry skin:
- Skin feels tight, even at the end of the day.
- Skin flakes or feels rough.
Does your face get red or flushes easily when you apply products, touch it, or have a hot shower? You likely have sensitive skin and should look for gentle products—and stay away from synthetic ingredients and fragrances that could cause inflammation.
Key signs you have sensitive skin:
- Your skin gets red or flushed easily.
- You often experience redness when using new skincare or cosmetics.
When you get a facial, exfoliate, or take a hot shower, does your face get even a little bit pink? If not, you might have under-circulated skin that could be suited to ingredients that encourage the blood vessels to dilate and deliver oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the skin.
Key signs you have under-circulated skin:
- Your skin doesn't appear even slightly pink after a hot shower, facial, or exfoliation.
Acne does not discriminate—it can be triggered at any age and appear on any part of the face. Acne can be caused by several environmental and hormonal factors, so while it’s possible to address breakouts through your skin care routine, don’t forget to also look at your other skin issues to get a more complete picture of your complexion.
Key signs you have acne-prone skin:
- Your skin breaks out regularly.
Pigmented or Dull
Uneven skin tone and pigmentation comes in a variety of forms, from darks spots to lighter, pale patches, freckles, and grey-brown patches known as melasma. Even a small amount of pigmentation can make the skin appear uneven and dull. Oils loaded with brightening vitamin C can help, but you should also be careful to wear a strong SPF to avoid further sun damage.
Key signs of pigmented or dull skin:
- You have dark spots, pale patches, freckles, or grey-brown areas on your skin.
- Your skin tone looks uneven.