WHAT TYPE OF SKIN DO YOU HAVE?

Everyone wants a flawless skin. But do you know what kind of skin you have? Take this quiz to find out.

You may often think you already know what kind of skin you have. But that is not always true. The skin keeps changing over time and it may be possible that if your skin was oily in your teens, it may not be so in the coming years. Seasonal changes also affect the skin quality and texture, and you can only get your perfect glow by first identifying what kind of skin you have.

Q: Do you get spots on your face?

a) Yes, my skin is prone to blackheads, whiteheads and painful pimples

b) Very Rarely

c) Not often but when I get my period or use a heavy moisturiser particularly around my forehead, chin and nose

d) I get more of red spots rather than whiteheads.

e) Rarely

 

Q: When you wake up in the morning and take a look at your face in bright light, what is the first thing you see?

a) Shiny, with evident blackheads

b) Flaky and feels flexed

c) Only the forehead and nose are shiny while the rest of the skin is tight

d) Very pale skin with occasional red patches

e) Dull surface with noticeable lines and wrinkles

 

Q: 20 minutes after you wash your skin with a plain soap and water, what do you notice?

a) It is less shiny

b) It looks and feels tighter

c) The nose and forehead are less shiny but the rest of the face feel awful

d) It’s itchy, red and flaky

e) The lines and wrinkles are more noticeable

 

Q: What is most visible around your nose and the area around it?

a) Oil, blackheads and whiteheads

b) Flaky patches and redness

c) The nose and the cheeks are of 2 different skin tones

d) There are little red veins and irritation on the cheeks

e) Lots of open pores (sometimes)

 

Q: Look at your pores with a magnifying glass in natural bright light. What are they like?

a) Big, black and shiny

b) Non-existent

c) Big only around the nose, chin or forehead

d) Large and clear (sometimes)

 

Q: Apply makeup in the morning and have a look at your skin at lunch time. What has happened?

a) Most of it has disappeared and what is left is shiny

b) It is mottled and flaky

c) The cheeks are okay but the nose is shiny

d) The skin is red and irked

e) The makeup has settled on the lines of the face or looks dry

 

RESULTS:

Now tally your answers to find out about your skin type

MOSTLY A’s- You have OILY SKIN

MOSTLY B’s- You have DRY SKIN

MOSTLY C’s- You have COMBINATION SKIN

MOSTLY D’s- You have SENSITIVE SKIN

MOSTLY E’s- You have MATURING SKIN

Expert Consulted- Dr. Chiranjiv Chhabra. She is a leading dermatologist & aesthetic physician. Follow her on: Facebook and her website

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