What Type of Skin Do I Have?

If you know something, you have power. The first step in skin care is identifying your skin type. Do you have dry skin, oily skin, a combination of the two, or extremely sensitive skin? Check out our in-depth guide on the features of various skin types for the answer. The process of determining yours will be streamlined with our help.

Exactly what kind of skin do I have?

To assist you in identifying your skin type, we have compiled lists of common features for combination, dry, oily, and sensitive skin. But why is it crucial to understand the various skin types? First, using the right products and methods for your skin type is important to bring out its natural beauty and health.

Characteristics of dry skin

Dry, flaky areas? Squeezed flesh? True, it seems like your skin is quite dry. Some typical symptoms of dry skin include:

  • Rough texture;
  • Dull or blotchy complexion;
  • Flaky, scaly or red patches;   
  • Almost invisible pores;    
  • Lack of elasticity;
  • Fine lines and wrinkles are more visible; 

What can you do to relieve dry skin? Extreme hydration and moisture are beneficial for dry skin types. Use a line of products that has a moisturising mixture of natural minerals and plant extracts that are effective against dry, rough skin caused by a lack of water. Care for dry skin by drinking lots of water and avoiding long, hot showers and baths.

Characteristics of oily skin

Shiny t-zone? Pesky blackheads? It seems like your skin type is oily. See how many of these typical characteristics of oily skin you can tick off:

  • Blemishes, pimples or blackheads (particularly in the t-zone);
  • Shiny or greasy appearance;
  • Thick, pale complexion;    
  • Plumper skin;
  • More visible, enlarged pores.

The Simple Daily Skin Detox line is ideal for oily, blemish-prone skin and can help reduce excess oil production. In addition, our Purifying Face Wash’s thyme, witch hazel, and zinc-based detoxifying formula are ideal for battling greasy skin and blocked pores. Each of these substances is gentle on the skin because it is obtained from natural sources. Explore Simple Skincare Coupon

Characteristics of combination skin

Oily nose, forehead and chin, but dry cheeks? That sounds like a case of combination skin. Signs that you have a  combination skin type include: 

  • Shiny t-zone (forehead, nose and chin);
  • Blackheads;
  • Enlarged pores around the t-zone;
  • Dry, flaky cheeks.

To find the best results for your mixture skin, combining products meant for oily and dry skin types is best. For your T-zone, try something from the Simple Daily Skin Detox line, and finish off with our Hydrating Light Moisturizer to lock in moisture for up to 12 hours without causing breakouts.

What is sensitive skin?

We understand that even the most seasoned travellers may have sensitive skin. Damage to the skin’s protective barrier might cause it to become overly reactive. The sun, the cold, pollution, food, and the usage of harsh substances are all potential culprits. How can I tell if I have sensitive skin? Some of the signs include the following:

  • Breakouts;
  • Redness;
  • Dryness;
  • Irritation;
  • Tingling;
  • Tightness.

Like all of our products, the Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15 has undergone rigorous dermatological testing and is hypoallergenic, making it ideal for sensitive skin. In addition, it contains only mild, skin-loving components and is free of synthetic dyes, fragrances, and chemicals.

Finding the right skincare products for your skin type is much easier now that you know what it is. Accept yourself with the skin you’re given.