Quiz: What is Your Skin Type?

This quiz will help you determine your individual skin type, which will in turn help you select the skin care and cosmetic products that are best for you. Doing so will help you avoid the discomfort that occurs when the wrong product is used and peeling or irritated skin occurs instead of healthy and smooth skin.


Answer the following questions:

A. How does your skin feel after you clean it with cleansing milk and water?

  1. 1. Stretched, like your skin has become "too small" for your face
  2. 2. Smooth, without discomfort
  3. 3. Dry in some places; smooth in others
  4. 4. Very soft; oily in some places
  5. 5. Dry in some places; smooth in others

B. How does your skin feel after being cleaned with soap?

  1. 1. Pleasant
  2. 2. Smooth, without discomfort
  3. 3. Dry, with itchy patches
  4. 4. Very oily
  5. 5. Oily in some places; smooth in others

C. How does your skin usually appear in the middle of the day?

  1. 1. Several dry/scaly patches present
  2. 2. Fresh and clean
  3. 3. Some dry patches or slight redness
  4. 4. Shiny all over
  5. 5. Shiny on the nose, forehead, and chin (T-zone)

D. How often do you get pimples?

  1. 1. Almost never
  2. 2. Only during stressful times
  3. 3. Sometimes
  4. 4. Pretty frequently
  5. 5. Often, especially on the nose, forehead, and chin (T-zone)

E. How does your skin react when you apply tonic?

  1. 1. There is a burning sensation
  2. 2. No pain or irritation
  3. 3. It burns and itches
  4. 4. It feels refreshing
  5. 5. Sometimes it feels refreshing; sometimes it burns or itches

F. What is the reaction of your skin to heavy night cream?

  1. 1. It feels good and your skin soaks it in quickly
  2. 2. It feels pleasant
  3. 3. Some kinds feel nice; some are irritating
  4. 4. The skin becomes very oily all over
  5. 5. The skin is oily on the nose, forehead, and chin, but it feels good on your cheeks

G. Wash your face, pat it dry, and leave it alone for two hours. Then gently press a napkin to it. What is the result?

  1. 1. No mark on the napkin and your face feels dry
  2. 2. No mark on the napkin and your face feels fine
  3. 3. Skin feels dry and the paper towel feels irritating
  4. 4. The napkin gets pretty greasy all over
  5. 5. A greasy mark is left only where your forehead touched the paper towel

The number you chose most often corresponds to your skin type as follows:

  1. 1. Dry skin
  2. 2. Normal skin
  3. 3. Sensitive skin
  4. 4. Oily skin
  5. 5. Combination skin which is oily in the T-zone

**Note: Do not forget that your skin type also depends on the climate where you live. Therefore, if you move to a new location you should take the test again to determine your skin type in the new climate. Also keep in mind that age has a direct impact on skin type (skin often becomes drier as we age,) and that the current season affects your skin type as well (generally, skin is drier in the winter and more oily in the summer.)

Once you know your skin type, it is recommended that you meet with a knowledgeable consultant to guarantee that you select the most suitable cleansers, tonics, and moisturizers for your skin type.