We all know the best way to keep ourselves looking young is to take care of our skin and beginning a routine as soon as you can. But how do you know what kind of skin you have and how do you know what you need to keep it looking youthful? This simple quiz will help you find out what kind of skin you have, what you need to do to keep it looking great and allow you to live up to your best potential!
Your skin type will all be affected by a multitude of things, but keep these three in mind: how sensitive your skin is, how much water is in your skin (not how much you drink, but how much water is absorbed to help elasticity) and oil (which effects softness).
Normal skin is in between dry and oily. This is the skin type we all strive to have.
- Glowing complexion
- Barely visible pores
- Few or no imperfections or blemishes
Combination skin can be oily in some areas, like your T-zone, and then dry in others, like on your cheeks or neck. This is the most common skin type.
- Normal sized pores
- Shine or oil
Your skin is very dry and tight. It can crack, peel and itch. This skin type can also be confused for a sensitive skin type but doesn’t necessarily mean you have sensitive skin.
- Red patches
- Dull, tough complexion
- Invisible pores
- Wrinkles and fine lines more visible
*Keep in mind, dry skin can be caused by weather, UV rays, your genes, hormonal changes and even other skincare products you’re using, like your makeup.
Oily skin can be prone to acne and blemishes, have major shine at the end of a day and have a hard time keeping makeup in place without proper primers.
- Large pores
- Shiny, thick complexion
- Blemishes, blackheads, imperfections and even acne
*Keep in mind, oily skin can be caused by weather (extreme heat or humidity), puberty or hormonal changes and stress.
Your skin is very red and rough. You have a hard time finding product that doesn’t cause irritation or allergic reactions.
- Burning sensation after product application