Determine Your Skin Type

Skincare should be a part of your daily beauty routine. But before you go and drop a lot of money on skincare products, it is important to have some personal information to help you choose the exact product made for your skin type. Understanding the differences and knowing your skin type is key in determining the right beauty products and routines for cultivating the healthiest and most natural skin care and whether a product is suitable for your skin type or skin condition you want to improve. You may not fit into only one category all year round, as there are external factors that will affect your skin (stress, diet, weather, age, medication, hormones, etc.). Here are skin types and how to determine which you have:

SKIN TREATS Beauty’s Skin Type Guide:

Combination

  • Oily T-zone with larger pores, may get oilier throughout the day
  • Dry U-zone (i.e. the sides of your face from temples to cheeks) with smaller pores, may require moisturizer only on your cheeks

Dry

  • Face feels tight, dry, and flaky all day, even in the warmer weather but especially in the colder weather
  • Constantly need to moisturize
  • Small pores, minimal whiteheads and blackheads

Oily

  • Face feels greasy and oily throughout the day and looks shiny
  • In warmer weather you may wash your face throughout the day
  • Prone to acne breakouts, larger pores and more whiteheads and blackheads

Normal

  • A balanced complexion that isn’t overly oily or dry, from morning to night
  • Minimal / no reactions to various kinds of skin care products
  • Rarely experience acne breakouts
  • Low maintenance skin care routine (you only need the basics i.e. cleanser, toner, moisturizer)

Sensitive

  • Face is often itchy, patchy, red and/or feels flushed / heated
  • Skin easily reacts to skin care products
  • May have other allergies or skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea

Acne Prone

  • Large pores, breakouts occur very easily and could be due to bacterial, hormonal, hereditary and sensitivity.
  • Acne occurs throughout puberty into adulthood
  • Acne can occur on body as well as face

Please remember, this is just a general guide but we hope that it has helped you to gain clearer insight into what skin type you are. So next time you are picking up skin care products, be sure to choose one that is right for your skin type.

With love,
STB ♡

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