How to Determine Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is important in order to choose the right skincare products and routine that will work best for you. We often hear of dry, oily, sensitive and combination skin types but how do we know which one we have? Read on to find out how exactly to determine your skin type.


Determining Your Skin Type

Here are some simple steps you can take to find our what if your skin type.

Step 1: Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser and patting it dry with a clean towel.

Step 2: Wait for about an hour or two, without applying any products, and avoid touching your face during this time.

Step 3: After waiting, observe your skin closely to see if it feels tight, oily or dry:

  • Dry Skin: Skin feels tight and appears flaky and rough
  • Oily Skin: Skin appears shiny and feels greasy, especially in the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin)
  • Combination Skin: Skin appears to have both oily and dry areas
  • “Normal” Skin: Skin does not feel tight, greasy or show signs of dryness

It is important to note that there are other factors such as sensitivity, acne-prone and ageing can also impact your skin type, so take these into account as well.


Consult a Professional if You are Still Unsure!

Now, do you know how to determine your skin type? Your skin type can change over time due to various factors such as age, hormonal changes, weather and lifestyle habits. If you are unsure about your skin type or have any concerns, it is always best to consult with a skincare professional. Click here to consult a professional skin analyser, and here if you would like to consult a doctor. We wish you the best on your journey to figuring our your skin type and the right routine for you!