What is my skin type? Here's how I finally discovered it!
This subject is not new, and the truth is that it is long overdue. The information is so much and so dispersed, that it becomes difficult to know what is the best way to discover your skin type, without the help of a professional present.
To try to help with this issue, we've rounded up all the tests you can do at home, to try to find out once and for all what your skin type is.
Isn't it for that? Prefer an easier way? Fill out our online questionnaire . It will immediately give you the answer for what your skin type is after all and direct you to the respective Skin Care Guide !
The Daily Test
The simplest way to determine what type of skin you have is to use a mild cleanser in the morning, gently dry your skin and leave it without any other products for the rest of the day. If you wear make-up, apply your make-up as usual. At the end of the day, examine your skin's appearance and texture, and look for the specific signs associated with each skin type:
Do you have no or very little scaling, or redness, or oil on your skin? Is your make-up normal, with just the daily wear and tear of the areas where you touched your face the most? 👉 Normal Skin
Does your skin have scaly areas, or does it feel tight? Did you feel uncomfortable during the day? Is your makeup looking flaky, or has it clumped into dry areas, making them stand out? 👉 Dry Skin
Is your T-zone glowing, but is the rest of your face mostly normal or dry? Your make-up looks like it ran away from your forehead, nose and chin, but in the cheek area it's normal or your skin is dry. 👉 Mixed Skin
Does your face look oily and shiny? When you run your finger, do you feel any oil on your skin, in a generalized way? Has the make-up gone almost completely? 👉 Oily skin
The Wash Test
Similar to the test of the day, but with less observation time. The truth is that skin type tends to reveal itself quite fast!
Wash your face with a mild cleanser and do not apply any product or make-up. Wait 30 minutes and examine how your skin feels.
Do you have no or very little scaling, or redness, or oil on your skin? 👉 Normal Skin
Does your skin have scaly areas, or does it feel tight? Are you uncomfortable and want to go put on a moisturizer? 👉 Dry Skin
Is your T-zone glowing, but is the rest of your face mostly normal or dry? 👉 Mixed Skin
Does your face look oily and shiny? When you run your finger, do you feel any oil on your skin, in a generalized way? 👉 Oily skin
The absorbent paper test
After washing your face with a mild cleanser, leave it bare for three hours. Place a piece of absorbent paper over your forehead, nose, chin and cheeks for a few minutes to determine the oil level.
Has the paper adhered to the skin but has no noticeable oily stain? 👉 Normal Skin
Does the paper not adhere completely to the face? 👉 Dry Skin
Does the paper adhere well and does it show oil stains only on the T-zone (forehead, chin and nose)? 👉 Mixed Skin
Has the paper adhered and do you notice oil stains when removed? 👉 Oily skin
the pressure test
The pressure test is intended to assess the elasticity of your skin. Simply apply pressure to the skin of your face and observe its elasticity.
Dry skin is the result of a lack of natural oils and lipids, which keep your skin supple; if your skin doesn't bounce back quickly after applying pressure, it's probably dry. Normal and oily skin types will quickly return to normal after applying pressure.