Reveal Your Skin Type with this Easy Test

Knowing your skin type is important for healthy, beautiful skin and helps you decide on the right skin care routines and products.

 

Try this simple three-step test that you can do at home to reveal your skin type now. After all, identifying your skin type is the most essential stage to understanding your skin and finding out what it needs to look its best.

Skin Types

Follow the steps below to find your skin type:

 

Skin Type Test

Step One: Cleanse And Wait

Wash your face with your favourite cleanser, and refrain from applying any product for at least an hour. Take notice of how your skin is feeling. Is it tight? Normal or comfortable? Or is it comfortable in the T-zone only and tight on the cheeks?

 

Step Two: Blot Skin

Take a clean piece of tissue or blotting paper and gently dab on T-zone areas such as the nose, forehead and cheeks.

 

Step Three: Diagnose The Results

How does your skin feel?

A. Comfortable all over with no residue on tissue

B. Comfortable with residue on tissue

C. Comfortable in the T-zone, tight on your cheeks and residue on the tissue

D. Tight with no residue on tissue

E. Tight, itchy and inflamed. Tissue may or may not have residue


Find out how your answer indicates your specific skin type below:

A - Normal Skin

You have a normal skin type which means that your skin is healthy and perfectly balanced. Your complexion looks evenly hydrated with balanced oil levels and uniform texture.  

 

Our beauty therapist recommends:


B - Oily Skin

You have oily skin and your sebaceous glands produce too much sebum. Because of these overactive oil glands, your pores appear larger, your skin can look shiny and you’re more prone to breakouts.

 

Our beauty therapist recommends:


C - Combination Skin

A combination skin type can be tricky to treat. With oil glands that are active in the forehead, nose and chin areas of the T-zone and less active everywhere else.

 

Our beauty therapist recommends:


D - Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, it will often feel tight, uncomfortable and even flaky in areas of the skin. Your complexion doesn’t produce enough lipids to moisturise and protect your skin. Although dry skin has small pores, fine lines and wrinkles are also more obvious.

 

Our beauty therapist recommends:


E - Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can produce a range of different symptoms but most commonly, it appears red and irritated. Reacting to factors like lifestyle choices, chemical ingredients or environmental stressors, sensitive skin responds negatively to irritations.

 

Our beauty therapist recommends:


If you have questions about our skincare products, please feel free to email hello@absoluteskin.com.au or call us on 1300 334 683.

 

Source: Eminence Organics