What's Your Skin Type

 

Characteristics of Each Skin Type

Dry Skin

Characteristics of dry skin include:

  • Rough or flaky texture

  • Tightness/lack of elasticity

  • More noticeable fine lines and wrinkles

  • Redness and irritation

  • Barely visible pores

Dry skin looks dull because it’s often covered in a layer of dead skin cells. Light reflects off these rough skin cells in all different directions, whereas if your skin is hydrated, it has a smooth surface that reflects light evenly, and so appears more radiant. 

Oily Skin

Characteristics of oily skin include:

  • Enlarged pores

  • Shininess or greasiness

  • Less visible fine lines and wrinkles

  • Prone to acne

  • Does not hold makeup well

Combination Skin

Characteristics of combination skin include:

  • Oily and dry skin spots

  • Experience mild breakouts and dry spots at the same time

  • Larger pores on your chin, nose, and forehead

  • Makeup looks patchy

  • Skin gets oilier in the summer, and dry in the winter

Sensitive Skin

Characteristics of sensitive skin include:

  • Skin is reactive

  • There’s redness

  • Skin gets itchy

  • There’s stinging and burning after washing face

  • Skin is dry

  • Rashes often develop

  • Skin is prone to breakouts

Acne Prone Skin

Characteristics of acne prone skin include

  • Whiteheads (closed plugged pores)

  • Blackheads (open plugged pores)

  • Small red, tender bumps (papules)

  • Pimples (pustules), which are papules with pus at their tips

  • Large, solid, painful lumps under the skin (nodules)

  • Painful, pus-filled lumps under the skin (cystic lesions)