Savvy womens Magazine

What Is Your Skin Type?

Before you go out and spend a fortune on skin care products, learn what your skin type is with our simple quiz.

To develop a better understanding of your skin and what will suit it best, start by answering these simple questions.  Then add up your score and check the results to discover which skin type you fit into.

1. How does your skin feel if you cleanse it with facial wash and water?

  1. Tight, as though it's too small for your face.
  2. Smooth and comfortable.
  3. Dry and itchy in places.
  4. Fine - quite comfortable.
  5. Dry in some areas and smooth in others.

2.  How does your skin feel if your cleanse it with cream cleanser?

  1. Relatively comfortable.
  2. Smooth and comfortable.
  3. Sometimes comfortable, sometimes itchy.
  4. Quite oily.
  5. Oily in some areas and smooth in others.

3.  How does your skin usually look by midday?

  1. Flaky patches appearing.
  2. Fresh and clean.
  3. Flaky patches and sometimes redness.
  4. Shiny.
  5. Shiny in the T-zone.

4.  How often do you break out in spots?

  1. Hardly ever.
  2. Occasionally, usually around period time.
  3. Occasionally.
  4. Often.
  5. Often in the T-zone.

5.  How does your skin react when you use facial toner?

  1. It stings.
  2. No problems.
  3. Stings and itches.
  4. Feels fresher.
  5. Feels fresher in some areas but stings in others.

6.  How does your skin react to a rich night cream?

  1. It feels very comfortable.
  2. Comfortable.
  3. Sometimes feels comfortable, other times feels irritated.
  4. Makes my skin feel oily.
  5. Oily in the T-zone, and comfortable on the cheeks.

Now have a look at the results and see which letter of the alphabet you have the most of.

Mostly A's: Your skin is DRY.
Mostly B's: Your skin is NORMAL.
Mostly C's: Your skin is SENSITIVE.
Mostly D's: Your skin is OILY.
Mostly E's: Your skin is COMBINATION.


Make sure you give your moisturizer time to sink in before applying makeup - it will help your makeup go on more easily.