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.
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.
Feeing 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.
Skin that often looks rough and flaky or feels tight is dry. This is particularly common during the winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.