QUIZ: What is My Skin Type?

QUIZ: What is My Skin Type?

You probably know too well the kind of coffee you order or the type of clothes that suit your body type, but you’re a little less sure about what type of skin you have.

Identifying your skin type is essential to help you create a skincare routine that will actually work with it, rather than against it. Take this short quiz to get to know your skin better and find products that are personalised for your skin’s requirements.

The 5 Different Skin Types: Which Do You Have?

Which best describes your skin pores?

How does your skin look and feel when you wake up?

How does your skin feel after washing your face?

How often do you need moisturizer throughout the day?

What is your biggest skin concern?

How does your skin look and feel, overall?

What is My Skin Type?
Oily Skin

Skin Type: Oily Skin

All the signs say you have oily skin: large pores, oily complexion, pimples, blackheads, and other blemishes.

If you have oily skin, it’s recommended that you avoid using thick creams and moisturisers. However, that doesn’t mean you should skip hydration altogether.

Often, excessive oil production is your skin’s way to compensate for the lack of moisture, explaining why dry skin can be easily mistaken for oily skin.

In terms of cleansing, look for products that are gentle and foaming to effectively remove oil and impurities.
Dry Skin

Skin Type: Dry Skin

Just as some produce more oil, you may be producing little of it, leaving you with dry, flaky skin that’s easily irritated.

Make sure to add a rich moisturiser to your skincare routine like Shealove London Mother’s Skin Cream. It has shea butter—a natural skincare ingredient in the UK with high concentrations of vitamins and fatty acids that create a protective layer of moisture that conditions, tones, and soothes your skin.

It sounds obvious, but with dry skin, it’s also essential that you stay hydrated. Avoid taking hot showers and the use of products that contain harsh ingredients, which can irritate the skin.
Combination Skin

Skin Type: Combination Skin

With combination skin, you’ll find that your skin is oiliest in the T-zone—the regions where your oil glands are most prominent—and dry in the rest of the areas of your face (cheeks and around the eyes and mouth).

The key to balancing combination skin is to avoid over-cleansing. Use products appropriate for oily skin in the T-zone and apply moisturiser, particularly in areas where your skin is driest.
Normal Skin

Skin Type: Normal Skin

Normal skin is technically not a skin type but it’s a term widely used to describe well-balanced skin with small pores and few visible issues. It’s what you imagine as healthy-looking skin and something you would either try to achieve or maintain with your skincare routine.

The best possible way to care for normal skin is to stick to the basic skincare routine which includes cleansing, moisturising, and exfoliating. Like with any other skin type, you should not also skip sunscreen.
Sensitive Skin

Skin Type: Sensitive Skin

If you are prone to breakouts and rashes, and you are experiencing redness, even a stinging and burning sensation, you probably have sensitive skin. In many cases, it is a symptom of an underlying skin condition like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, and a laundry list of allergies.

With sensitive skin, you should proceed with caution whenever you’re trying new products. Consider switching to an all-natural, organic skincare routine routine by using products that are free of fragrances, dyes, and chemical ingredients like paraben and sulfate, all of which have been known to trigger skin conditions and allergic reactions, particularly in children.

Share your Results:

Great skin is rarely achieved with a one-size-fits-all approach to skincare. It’s essential to be aware of how your skin feels on any given day of the week—it can reveal so much about its condition, helping you understand how you can take better care of it.

What is your skin type? How do you take care of your skin? Be sure to share this quiz with your friends so you can compare results!

Comment below or send us an e-mail if you have any more questions about your skin type.