Infographic: How To Find Your Skin Type
How To Find Your
Products formulated for your skin type offer the best chance of giving you the results you want. Follow these simple steps to determine which type of skin you have and learn which types of products are right for you.
Wash Your Face
Remove makeup and wash off the day's oil and dirt so your skin can start fresh.
Wait Two Hours
Don't apply any products and let your skin return to its natural state
What Do You See?
Determine your skin type based on your natural skin's characteristics.
No signs of flaking or oiliness. Skin feels smooth and, well, normal. Lucky.
|+||Your complexion is the envy of all your friends.|
|+||Look for lightweight formulas. Nothing too thick or heavy.|
Skin looks shiny and may feel slick to the touch. You're no stranger to breakouts.
|+||Yes, breakouts still happen to adults. No, it's not hopeless.|
|+||Stick with gel and liquid formulas. Avoid heavy emollient textures.|
About the Experts
Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:
The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to busting beauty myths and providing expert advice that solves your skincare frustrations so you can have the best skin of your life!