What is your Skin Type?

Wondering what your Skin Type actually is?

There is no point spending a fortune on expensive skincare products if you purchase the wrong ones for your skin type.

The key to developing a good skincare regime that works for you is to analyse your skin type first.

To develop a better understanding of your skin and what will best suit it, start by answering the questions below.

Then add up your score and see the list at the end to discover which skin type you fit into.

1. How does your skin feel if you cleanse it with a foaming facial cleanser and water?

A Tight, as though it’s too small for your face.

B Smooth and comfortable

C Dry and itchy in places

D Quite comfortable

E Dry in some areas and smooth in others

2. How does your skin feel if you cleanse it with a cream cleanser?

A Relatively comfortable

B Smooth and comfortable

C Sometimes comfortable, sometimes itchy

D Quite oily

E Oily in some areas and smooth in others

3. How does your skin usually look by the middle of the day?

A Flaky patches appearing

B Fresh and clean

C Flaky patches and some redness

D Shiny

E Shiny in the T-Zone

4. How often does your skin have breakouts?

A Hardly ever

B Occasionally, perhaps before or during my period

C Occasionally

D Often

E Often – in the T-zone

5. How does your skin react when you use facial toner?

A It stings

B No problems

C Stings and itches

D Feels fresher

E Feels fresher in some areas and stings in others

6. How does your skin react when you have applied a rich night cream?

A Relatively comfortable

B Comfortable

C Sometimes feels comfortable, other times feels irritated

D Makes your skin very oily

E Oily in T-zone, comfortable on the cheeks

Now add up your score:

Mostly A’s Your Skin is Dry

Mostly B’s Your Skin is Normal

Mostly C’s Your Skin is Sensitive

Mostly D’s Your Skin is Oily

Mostly E’s Your Skin is Combination

It is a good idea to run through this quiz now and again as your skin type will change with the season and over time.

Whatever your skin type you can improve its appearance with the correct skin care regime.