Tired of never finding skin care products that suit you? Do you feel like you've tried everything with no results?
Maybe you don't really know your skin type! In this article, we will see how to determine your skin type easily.

To determine your skin type: two options,
- Get diagnosed: by a beautician, a doctor or take our skincare quiz.
-Do a test yourself at home

How can you test yourself?  

1. In the morning when you wake up, wash your face and rinse with lukewarm water
2. Do not apply a moisturizer.
3. Wait an hour after washing your face and then pat your face with a tissue. Look at the tissue to determine if oil rubbed off on it.

I have oily skin if :

  • Clear oily marks appear all over the tissue.
  • Pores appear enlarged
  • I have pimples occasionally
  • I have blackheads
  • The skin is not tight.

I have oily and dehydrated skin if

  • Pores appear enlarged
  • I have pimples occasionally
  • I have blackheads
  • I have a feeling of discomfort and the skin feels 'tight"

An imperative for oily skin: a good cleansing routine that reduces bacterial contamination due to excess sebum, without irritating or dehydrating.
Oily skin also needs to be moisturized daily with a moisturizer. Otherwise, beware of untimely shine and the appearance of pimples. Moisturizing ensures an optimal water supply.

Never forget: oily but dehydrated skin should always be treated like dry skin until it returns to balance.

I have combination skin if :

  • Clear oily spots appear only on the tissue, on the T-zone space (forehead, nose, chin)
  • I have visible pores, pimples, blackheads.
  • My pores are not very visible on the cheeks.
  • My skin can be a little sensitive, dry or dehydrated on the cheeks.

An imperative for combination skin : This skin type requires rebalancing active ingredients to regulate excess sebum in the T-zone area and moisturizing active ingredients for dry areas.

I have normal skin if :

  • Light oily traces appear on the entire tissue.
  • Pores are tight, barely visible all over the face.


I have dry skin if:

  • There are no greasy marks
  • The skin pulls or feels "tight", I have feelings of discomfort and dull skin
  • The pores are tight, hardly visible on face.
An imperative for dry skin: Dry skin lacks sebum, the natural protective oil produced by the sebaceous glands. Richer creams are well suited for you. They effectively protect against external aggressions, provide nutrition to the skin, effectively fight against skin dryness, and keep the skin plump.

Also, dry skin has a lot to gain from using a moisturizing mask once a week.

Can my skin type change?

Your skin type can change depending on the needs of the skin. Those needs vary with the seasons and are therefore different in winter and summer or in dry and wet seasons. They also depend on your lifestyle, the state of your health and  diet. This is why it is advised to change your skin care routine over time to adapt it to your skin needs.

Remember, oily skin can also be sensitive. Just as dry skin can be prone to acne.

Leave a comment