What skin type are you?

Knowing your skin type is the first step to proper care, preventing breakouts and slowing down the aging process.


Normal skin is not oily or dry. Light will reflect evenly across the skin, without appearing shiny. Tends not to be sensitive or have many skin imperfections. Often soft and smooth. It is important to follow a good skin care regimen recommended by your provider to keep skin looking at its best.


Can be tight and flaky and is often more sensitive than other skin types. Makeup or other facial products can cause irritation, redness or stinging of the skin. Sun exposure, wind and cold weather can also irritate dry skin easily. Dry skin tends to have more redness and less elasticity, and lines can be more noticeable. Pores are usually very small. Skin appears thinner. Use facial cleansers designed specifically for sensitive skin and moisturize according to the level of dryness.


Pores tend to be large. Skin can be dull or shiny. Acne and blackheads are often present. Skin appears thicker than other skin types. Oily skin can occur due to a number of factors including stress, diet and use of cosmetics. To avoid breakouts, use gentle, soap-free facial cleansers. Those with oily skin should also avoid using heavier lotions or creams.


Skin is oily in areas (usually the T zone) and dry in other areas. Combination skin produces more oil during certain periods of the day or year. Can be shiny. Pores can be larger in areas where the skin is oily. Blackheads can be common in oily areas. Combination skin can be tricky to treat, as different areas of the skin may require different cleansers or regimens depending the season.