What is Your Skin Type?

Knowing your skin type is so important when it comes to skin care. Skin care products are each custom for different skin types. Therefore, before choosing how to treat your skin, you must first understand your skin and your skin type.

You may have heard of the common way to categorize your skin type: Dry, Sensitive, Normal, Oily or Combination. But, according to reneerouleau.com, there are actually nine different skin types:

  1. Oily/ Clogged Pores/ Breakouts All Over
    • This may be your skin type if…
      • Your skin is extremely oily
      • You have large pores all over your face
      • You get constant, severe acne (blemishes appear daily) all over face, including blackheads and cysts
      • Your skin will have redness or scaring linger even after blemish had disappeared
      • Heavy oils or pore clogging ingredients cause you to break out
  2. Oily/ Combination/ Occasional Breakouts/ Anti-Aging
    • This may be your skin type if…
      • Your t-zone has enlarged pores and produces oil, more so then the rest of your face
      • Harsh products leave your skin feeling  tight, irritated or sensitive
      • Your skin needs hydration, but it doesn’t need heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
      • Your skin may occasional get mild breakouts and cysts, either monthly or weekly
      • You may get clogged pores and blackheads
      • Your skin will have redness or scaring linger even after blemish had disappeared
      • You are concerned about aging
      • You may have brown spots, also known as hyperpigmentation
  3. Oily/ Combination/ Sensitive/ Consistent Breakouts
    • This may be your skin type if…
      • Your t-zone has enlarged pores and produces oil, more so then the rest of your face
      • Heavy oils or pore clogging ingredients cause you to break out
      • Your skin may become red and flushes easily,
      • Harsh products cause your skin to get tight and irritated
      • Your skin consistently gets blemishes and cysts every week
      • You have clogged pores and blackheads
      • Your skin will have redness or scaring linger even after blemish had disappeared
      • You are concerned about aging
  4. Oily/ Combination/ Sensitive/ Occasional Breakouts
    • This may be your skin type if…
      • Your t-zone has enlarged pores and produces oil, more so then the rest of your face
      • Heavy oils or pore clogging ingredients cause you to break out
      • Your skin may become red and flushes easily,
      • Harsh products cause your skin to get tight and irritated
      • Your skin occasionally gets blemishes and cysts every week or month
      • Your skin may get clogged pores and blackheads
      • Your skin will have redness or scaring linger even after blemish had disappeared
      • You are concerned about aging
  5. Normal/ Sensitive/ Redness/ Anti-Aging
    • This may be your skin type if…
      • Redness or rosacea is consistently a problem
      • Your t-zone produces the most oil, especially in the summer months
      • The winter season causes your skin to feel dry and tight
      • Your skin needs hydration, but it doesn’t need heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
      • Your t-zone may have enlarged pores, including blackheads
      • Harsh products easily irritate your skin
      • You may have brown spots, also known as hyperpigmentation
      • You are concerned about aging
  6. Normal/ Anti-Aging
    • This may be your skin type if…
      • Redness or rosacea is consistently a problem
      • Your t-zone produces the most oil, especially in the summer months
      • The winter season causes your skin to feel dry and tight
      • Your skin needs hydration, but it doesn’t need heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
      • Your t-zone may have enlarged pores, including blackheads
      • You may have brown spots, also known as hyperpigmentation
      • Your complexion lacks glow
      • You are concerned about aging and loss of tone
  7. Dry/ Tired/ Aging
    • This may be your skin type if…
      • No matter the season, your skin feels dry and tight
      • Hydration and nourishment are on your needed list
      • Your t-zone may have enlarged pores, including blackheads
      • You may have brown spots, also known as hyperpigmentation
      • Your complexion lacks glow
      • Your skin may have loss of tone and elasticity
      • You are concerned about aging
  8. Dry/ Sun Damaged/ Aging
    • This may be your skin type if…
      • No matter the season, your skin feels dry and tight
      • Hydration and nourishment are on your needed list
      • Your t-zone may have enlarged pores, including blackheads
      • You may have brown spots, also known as hyperpigmentation
      • You have been known to expose your skin to the sun a little too much in the past and present
      • You may be able to see the broken capillaries from sun damage
      • Your skin has a loss of tone and elasticity
      • You are concerned about aging
  9. Dry/ Sensitive/ Red/ Aging
    • This may be your skin type if…
      • Redness or rosacea is consistently a problem
      • No matter the season, your skin feels dry and tight
      • Hydration and nourishment are on your needed list
      • Your t-zone may have enlarged pores, including blackheads
      • Harsh products easily irritate your skin
      • You may have brown spots, also known as hyperpigmentation
      • You are concerned about aging and loss of tone

 

What skin type are you? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Still don’t know your skin type? Check out this quiz from Renee Rouleau!

 

 

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