Quiz: How to Build the Perfect Routine for YOUR Skin Type

Quiz: How to Build the Perfect Routine for YOUR Skin Type

Hey friends! Have you ever felt overwhelmed trying to figure out the best skincare products for your skin? With so many options on the market, it can be tricky to know where to start. But finding the right routine doesn’t have to be hard! Take this skincare quiz to determine your skin type and get tips on how to customize the perfect regimen just for you.

What's Your Skin Type?

Finding out your skin type is the first step to creating a skincare routine that works. Take this quick quiz to determine if you have dry, oily, combination, sensitive or mature skin.

1. How would you describe your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin area)?

A) Dry and flaky, even right after washing

B) Balanced, not too oily, or too dry

C) Oily and shiny, especially by mid-day 

2. How often do you experience breakouts or acne?

A) Rarely, I may have the odd pimple but generally clear

B) Occasionally, I'll have a pimple around my period or from stress

C) Frequently, I deal with breakouts on a regular basis 

3. How would you describe the texture of your cheeks?

A) Tight, dry, and dull

B) Smooth and even

C) Oily with visible pores

4. How does your skin feel after cleansing?

A) Squeaky clean and stripped

B) Fresh but not tight 

C) Still oily in places

5. How does your skin react to new products?

A) Easily irritated and sensitive

B) May take a few days to adjust

C) Rarely has reactions

If you answered mostly A's, you likely have dry skin that needs hydration and nourishment. If you answered mostly B's, you probably have combination skin that needs balanced care. If you answered mostly C's, you tend to be on the oily side and need oil regulation. Answering mostly A for question 5 may mean you have sensitive skin that requires gentle ingredients. Read on for tips for caring for YOUR skin type!

Dry Skin

Dry skin lacks oil and moisture leading to tightness, flakiness, redness, and irritation. Without proper hydration, it can worsen over time. 

Signs of Dry Skin:

-       Tight, dry feeling

-       Flakiness, peeling

-       Dullness

-       Fine lines

-       Redness, sensitivity

-       Itchiness

Products for Dry Skin:

-       Hydrating cleansers like Neutrogena Hydro Boost Fragrance-Free Hydrating Facial Cleansing

-       Hydrating toners with glycerin or hyaluronic acid like Platinum Skincare’s Purify Revitalizing 6 in 1 Toner

-       Hydrating serums like hyaluronic acid or rosehip oil like the Ordinary’s HA or Rosehip Oil

-       Rich moisturizers like CeraVe Moisturizing Cream


Oily Skin

Oily skin overproduces sebum leading to shine, breakouts, and clogged pores. It also appears dull over time due to oxidization.

Signs of Oily Skin:

-       Shine and oiliness

-       Frequent breakouts

-       Visible pores

-       Clogged pores

-       Dullness

Products for Oily Skin:

- Oil-free foaming cleansers like La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser

- Mattifying toners with witch hazel or salicylic acid like Thayer’s Facial Toner

- Lightweight, oil-free moisturizers like Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream

- Niacinamide or retinol serums to control oil like the Ordinary’s Niacinamide Serum and Platinum Skincare Fusion A


Combination Skin

Combination skin means oily T-zone and drier cheeks. It requires a balanced routine to address both needs.

Signs of Combination Skin:

-       Oily T-zone, dry cheeks

-       Enlarged pores on T-zone

-       Occasional breakouts on T-zone

-       Tightness and flakiness on cheeks

Products for Combination Skin: 

-       Gel or foaming cleanser to reduce oil like Platinum Skincare’s AB Foaming Cleanser

-       Hydrating toner for cheeks, mattifying toner for T-zone like CeraVe Hydrating Toner for Face

-       Gel moisturizer to hydrate while controlling shine like THAYER’S Let's Be Clear Water Face Cream, Moisturizer

-       Clay masks on oily areas, hydrating masks on dry areas like La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Clay Face Mask for Oily Skin and Urban Hydration Castor and Shea Facial Peel-Off Mask


Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is prone to irritation, redness, and stinging. It requires gentle formulas free of irritants.

Signs of Sensitive Skin:

-       Redness, flushing

-       Rashes, bumps

-       Burning, stinging

-       Reaction to products

-       Tight, uncomfortable

Products for Sensitive Skin:

-       Fragrance-free cleansers like Simple Skin Cleanser

-       Soothing toners with minimal ingredients lke THAYERS Alcohol-Free, Hydrating Cucumber Witch Hazel Facial Toner with Aloe Vera

-       Gentle serums with aloe, niacinamide, oatmeal like Aveeno Calm + Restore Triple Oat Hydrating Face Serum

-       Light moisturizers designed for sensitive skin like Cetaphil Face Moisturizer, Daily Oil Free Facial Moisturizer with SPF 35

-       Mineral sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide like Platinum Skincare’s COTZ Flawless Complexion SPF 50

A good skincare routine is all about being consistent, listening to your skin, and showing it some love. Take the time to nurture your skin daily, and it will return the favor by glowing with health. Thanks for reading my skincare quiz! Let me know in the comments what tips and products have worked for your skin type. I love to chat about skincare!


Melasma Skin

Now let's take a melasma skin quiz to see if your skin is prone to melasma, also known as hyperpigmentation. Melasma causes brown patches primarily on the cheeks, upper lip, and forehead. Take this quiz to evaluate your risk factors.

1. Is your skin tone naturally brown or do you tan easily?

A) Fair or medium skin, burns easily

B) Olive/brown complexion, tans easily

2. Have you been pregnant or taken birth control pills?

A) Never been pregnant, don't take birth control

B) Have been pregnant and/or taken birth control

3. Are you regularly exposed to strong sunlight?

A) Wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure

B) Frequently exposed to sunlight without protection

4. Do you have any brown patches on your cheeks, lip, or forehead?

A) No dark patches or melasma present

B) Yes, have brown patches in those areas

If you answered mostly B's, you are at higher risk for melasma. To prevent and treat it, focus on gentle skin care, sun protection, and ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, azelaic acid, and kojic acid. Consistent use can help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Try using:


Mature Skin

Now let's take a mature skin quiz to see if your skin is exhibiting signs of maturity. As we age, our skin changes and has different needs for care. Taking this quiz will help determine where your skin is at in the aging process so you can address concerns properly. Don't worry - having mature skin is completely natural! It just needs some extra TLC. Let your answers reveal where you fall on the maturity scale. Don't stress - there are great products to address every stage of skin aging! I'm here to help you implement the ideal routine.

Before and After Pictures

After adopting a daily skincare regimen, this 61 year old man reversed deep forehead wrinkles and sun damage.

Answer the following questions to evaluate your current level of skin maturity:

How would you describe the tone and texture of your skin?

A) Smooth, even, plump

B) Developing fine lines and wrinkles

C) Deep wrinkles, very thin skin


What is the elasticity of your skin like?

A) Very resilient and snaps back when stretched

B) Sags a little and is losing fullness

C) Very saggy with prominent jowls


Do you notice any pigmentation issues or age spots?

A) No dark spots or discoloration

B) Some minor pigmentation developing

C) Severe sun damage and dark spots


How would you describe the firmness of your skin?

A) Very firm and contoured

B) Mild softness and loosening

C) Extremely soft with sagging


Is your skin dry or well-hydrated?

A) Consistently well-moisturized

B) Leaning towards dryness

C) Very parched and flaky


Mostly A's: Your skin is showing early signs of maturity. Focus on prevention and protection to maintain your youthful glow. Try using:


Mostly B's: Your skin is moderately mature. Enhance your routine with more targeted anti-aging ingredients. Try:


Mostly C's: Your skin is considered very mature. Focus on correcting and replenishing your skin. Try:


In closing, I hope this skincare quiz has helped you better understand your unique skin type and needs. The first step to glowing skin is really listening to what your skin is trying to tell you. Is it tight and flaky or oily and congested? Does it react strongly to products or environmental factors? Once you determine your skin type, you can seek out the ideal ingredients and formulas to address your specific concerns. The right customized skincare routine makes all the difference.

While it may seem complicated at first, taking a tailored approach to caring for your skin will provide the best results. With the proper gentle cleansing, hydration, treatment products, and sun protection, your skin will look and feel it’s very best at any age. Don't be afraid to experiment to find products that make your skin happy and healthy!

A good skincare routine is all about being consistent, listening to your skin, and showing it some love. Take the time to nurture your skin daily, and it will return the favor by glowing with health. Thanks for taking my skincare quiz! Let me know in the comments what tips and products have worked for your skin type or if you need any specific product recommendations. I love to chat about skincare!

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