what skin type do I have?
The most important start to your skincare journey is determining your skin type. It will affect what products you use and how you apply them. Use our guide below to determine your skin type. Please note that skin types can change over time so read up on all of them for future reference.
starting from scratch.
Wash your face in the evening and refrain from putting anything on your face, including moisturiser. In the morning, use a clean facial tissue to wipe your T-Zone and C-Zone.
where's the T-Zone?
Draw a T down the middle of your face, using your forehead, nose (including the sides) and chin.
where's the C-Zone?
Draw a C on the outside of your face, from temple to jaw.
Have a look where the oil is on the tissue and use the guide below to find your skin type:
normal skin type.
A slightly oily T-Zone but dry C-Zone
- not too dry, not too oily
- radiant complexion
- few blemishes
- barely visible pores
- slight oil on the tissue around the T-Zone but the rest of the skin is hydrated and smooth
oily skin type.
Oily T-Zone and C-Zone
- also causes oil on outer areas like the chin and hairline
- looks greasy and shiny
- can have enlarged pores
- tends to break into blackheads and spots
dry skin type.
Dry T-Zone and C-Zone
- can develop wrinkles and fine pores
- prone to aging and irritation
- almost invisible pores
- rough appearance
- red patches
- less elasticity
- more visible lines
combination skin type.
Dry in some areas, oily in others
- can have a dry T-Zone and oily C-Zone or vice versa
- patches of dry and oily skin
- produces overly dilated pores, blackheads, and shiny skin
sensitive skin type.
Red and flaky
- oil will not usually appear on the tissue
- may experience burning or itching
- very dry and tight
- becomes inflamed and irritated easily