Questions to ask yourself to define your skin type :
1. How does your skin feel after cleansing ?
After cleansing your face with lukewarm water, does your skin feel tight and dry or comfortable and supple? A feeling of tightness indicates dry skin, while a fresh, moisturised sensation suggests normal or oily skin.
2. Where does your skin shine the most?
Look at the areas of your face where shine is most pronounced. Noticeable shine in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) with relatively matt cheeks indicates combination skin. Shine all over the face indicates oily skin, while a major absence of shine suggests dry skin.
3. Do you have areas of dryness or flaking ?
If you notice dry or flaky areas, particularly around the nose and eyebrows, you probably have dry or sensitive skin.
4. Do you have problems with dilated pores ?
Dilated pores, particularly on the T-zone, generally indicate oily skin. Less visible pores are associated with normal or dry skin.
5. Does your skin react easily to products ?
If your skin reacts with redness, itching or burning to many products, you may have sensitive skin. If it tolerates products well without excessive reactions, it is probably normal, oily or combination.