Beauty Strike Skincare Quiz
What Skin Type am I?
When your skin is dry your pore size often looks like an apple. Very fine, hardly visible pores. We're not accounting for active breakouts. But a true dry skin person has all over pore size of an apple. If you have that in some areas but not all take a look at combination skin
Oily skin types pore size typically look like an orange. If most of your face you can typically visually see your pore size and you think "they're always open" you might have oily skin.
Combination Skin can be two things because you skin can either lean towards the combination oily side or the combination dry side. The most effective way to break this down is by zones of your face. There is the T-zone which is your forehead, nose and chin. But, then there is the Butterfly Zone which are your cheeks and nose. Typically the area that covers the most of your face is your true skin type. For example if your T-zone is dry but your Butterfly zone is oily most likely you have combination dry skin. If your T-zone is oily but your cheeks are dry most likely you have combination oily skin.
How to shop for my skin type
If you have true dry skin shopping for your skin type you want to lean towards products that have ingriedients like Glycerin, Hyaluronic acid and more oil based products to lock in moisture. You want to save exfoliation for zones and areas of your skin that commonly break out and not exfoliate dryer areas as often as that can ruin your skin barrier. You want to avoid over exfoliation as much as possible so things like enzymes, salyclic acid, benzoly peroxide and other actives you want to use on a need to basis.
If you have true oily skin shopping for your skin type you want to lean towards products that have ingriedients like Niacinamide, Mandelic Acid and more water based products to balance out the skin. You want to add a little exfoliation in your regimen at least 3 times a week for zones and areas of your skin that commonly break out. You want to avoid using products that name one of the first 3 ingriedients oil.
If you have combination skin and your skin leans more towards the dry side follow the dry skin advice. But also keep in mind the oily areas of your skin need balancing so check out the Oily skin advice.
If you have combination skin and your skin leans more towards the oily side follow the oily skin advice but also keep in mind what the dryer areas of your skin need by reading the dry skin advice.