Your Skin Type

We all have a skin type.
 
Whether it’s oily, combination or sensitive skin, your skin type matters for your cleansing regimen. It’s essential to understand your skin type so you can choose products that are suitable for you. Using a formula that isn’t right for your skin type can cause irritations and reactions like redness and stinging.
 
Not sure what type of skin you have? We’ll break it down by identifying skin types, the issues they are prone to and treatment methods for each kind. A clear, glowing complexion is on its way!

 

 
What Causes Different
Skin Types?

There are a variety of factors that determine your skin types such as genetics, hormonal fluctuations and climate. Be aware that your skin type can change over time, which means you may have to tweak your skincare routine.

 
What are the Different
Types of Skin?

 
Oily Skin

Oily skin is when the sebaceous glands overproduce sebum, a waxy and greasy substance that helps hydrate skin. Some common causes of oily skin are excess sebum, genetics, hormonal changes, humid climates and washing your face too often. To help treat and manage oily skin, we recommend using face cleansing wipes to get rid of excess shine during the day and pampering yourself with a charcoal or clay mask to absorb excess oil.
 
Learn more about oily skin here:
https://www.biore.com/en-ca/oily-skin/

Acne-Prone Skin

Acne-prone skin is as it sounds, your skin is more likely to breakout. This could be due to a number of causes like genetics, hormone fluctuations, diet and stress. Though don’t fret, you can help treat and manage your acne by using cleansing cloths to wipe excess dirt and oil from your face and a salicylic acid scrub to banish breakouts.
 
Learn more about acne-prone skin here:
https://www.biore.com/en-ca/acne/

Combination Skin

Combination skin has characteristics of both oily and dry skin. In particular, the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) will produce excess oil while your cheeks can become drier. For treating combination skin, pay attention to how your skin feels and look for products that can regulate oil production and keep your cheeks moisturized.
 
Learn more about combination skin here:
https://www.biore.com/en-ca/products/for-combination-skin

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin means your skin is more susceptible to irritation. The reaction could be from environmental factors, fragrances, age, hormonal fluctuations and dehydration. Redness, stinging, itching and swelling are signs of sensitive skin. To take care of sensitive skin, use a gentle cleanser.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is when the skin lacks moisture. It can feel tight, rough and be flaky. Most dry skin causes are from genetics, environmental factors, hormone fluctuations, over-washing skin and dehydration. For dry skin, you’ll want to use a gentle cleanser and a nourishing mask.

Normal Skin

Normal skin tends to be consistent. Occasionally, you may experience dryness, excess oil and breakouts during seasonal changes, but most of the time your skin will be well-balanced. Normal skin type can occur due to genetics and climate conditions. Looking after normal skin is relatively low-maintenance as your skin won’t be too picky about ingredient usage. Pore strips can help get rid of blackheads and effective cleansers can help prevent breakouts.

 
What Skin Types are
Most Common?

The main skin types are oily, dry, normal, sensitive and combination. While acne-prone is well known, it can fall between types and be considered as a skin condition. It’s important to remember that your skin type might not always be oily or dry. It can change over time due to age, hormone fluctuations and environmental circumstances.

 
How To Tell What Skin
Type You Have?

Want to find out what current skin type you have?
 
Take our quiz to determine what skin type you identify with.

1) What are some characteristics you would use to describe your skin?

a) Slick and shiny
b) Dry and flaky
c) Shiny and flaky
d) Flushed and red
e) Dry and blemished
f) Breakouts, breakouts and more breakouts

2) What does your skin look like after you’ve washed your face?

a) Refreshed but will get oily soon
b) Could use some moisturizer
c) Shiny, but only in the T-zone areas
d) Tingly, sometimes it stings
e) Clean
f) Soothed

3) How often do you moisturize?

a) Not often, don’t need it too much
b) Multiple times a day
c) Once or twice a day on my cheeks
d) Never, afraid of how it will react with my skin
e) Once a day
f) Occasionally, if it won’t clog my pores

4) What’s your acne situation like?

a) Blackheads, whiteheads and breakouts
b) Not prone to breakouts
c) It’s mostly in the T-zone
d) Can be prone to breakouts after trying a new product
e) It’s mild
f) It’s an issue

5) How does your skin feel after applying makeup?

a) The makeup doesn’t stay on for long
b) Could use more moisturizer
c) Uneven and T-zone areas can be shiny
d) I don’t wear makeup, afraid of how it will react with my skin
e) It stays on for most of the day
f) Feels like my pimples/blemishes are covered

6) What do your pores look like?

a) Enlarged and visible
b) Small and not visible
c) They are largely on the T-zone
d) Large
e) They are average in size
f) Enlarged and usually clogged

 
If you answered mostly A’s, you have an Oily Skin Type

If you answered mostly B’s, you have an Dry Skin Type

If you answered mostly C’s, you have an Combination Skin Type

If you answered mostly D’s, you have an Sensitive Skin Type

If you answered mostly E’s, you have an Normal Skin Type

If you answered mostly F’s, you have an Acne-Prone Skin Type

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