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Do You Know Your Skin Type?


Understanding your skin and what it currently needs can be complex, but before you get too lost in the mountains of information available to you let's first work out your skin type.

Your skin type is the state of your skin ‘typically', this is generally with common characteristics we note on each skin type. When you look at the types below, you may think there are some types missing like dehydrated, sensitive... these are skin concerns or challenges, they are not skin types and we will cover these in another time.


Let's take a look at the common characteristics below:



Normal Skin Type

You're one of the chosen few if you have normal skin. Not only is it the least common skin type but it's the least problematic skin. Normal skin type typical characteristics:

  • smooth texture

  • healthy glow

  • fine pores

  • no visible blemishes, greasy patches or flaky areas

  • sebum production & moisture content are well-balanced

  • often found in younger skins


Oily Skin Type

Oily skin is characterized by a greasy or shiny appearance all over the face. This skin type is prone to acne breakouts and sometimes problematic acne in severe cases. Oily skin is the result of excess sebum production. Oily skin type typical characteristics:

  • enlarged, clearly visible pores

  • blackheads

  • a glossy shine

  • thicker skin

  • pale skin - blood vessels may not be visible


Combination Skin Type

A combination skin type is a mix and match of oily and dry. Combination skin type typical characteristics:

  • oily T-zone (forehead, nose, chin)

  • dry cheeks

  • breakouts usually appear only on forehead, chin and nose

  • cheeks can be sensitive

  • enlarged pores can be seen in the oily area perhaps with some impurities


Dry Skin Type

Often dry and dehydrated are confused. The difference is dehydrated is lacking water, dry skin is the lack of oil. When lacking oil the skin can be flaky, sensitive and even painful at times. Dry skin characteristics:

  • dull, especially on the cheeks and around the eyes

  • lack elasticity

  • visible lines and wrinkles

  • small pores

  • tightness or itchiness


Based on the information above do you now know your typical skin type?

  1. Start by cleansing your skin twice

  2. DO NOT apply anything after

  3. Leave bare for an hour and take a look at how your skin looks

  4. What do you notice?

  5. How does your skin feel?

  6. What is concerning you?




Still unsure or want help to make sure you are on the right track?

We have a range of consultation options, where we look at your skin type but also your skin concerns and many other factors that may contribute to any skin concerns or challenges you may be experiencing, take a look at our skin consultation to find out more.

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