Kerry’s Question…I’m never exactly sure what kind of products I should be buying for my skin. How can I tell what my skin type is?
1) My Skin Looks -
Shiny and Supple
Dull and Tight
None of the Above
2) I’m prone to acne
3) The surface of my skin feels
Rough and Flaky
None of the above.
Just select your answers, click calculate, and poof, out pops your skin type.
Then there’s Holistics-online.com’s 6 question quiz that goes into a little more depth. To make their determination they ask how your skin feels after you wash it, how it looks by mid-day, and how it reacts to rich overnight creams, among other questions.
But our favorite skin type site can be found at Dr. Leslie Baumann’s site. Dr. Baumann breaks skin types into 16 categories by asking four questions:
Is your skin oily or dry?
Is it sensitive or resistant?
Do you see dark patches on your face or uneven skin tone, or not?
Have you developed or are you likely to develop wrinkles?
Each answer is assigned a letter so your skin can be OSPW (O for oily, S for sensitive, P for pigmented and W for wrinkles.) Or you can be DRNT or ORNW and so on. While I won’t divulge the skin types of The Beauty Brains, I can tell you the Left Brain’s ends in W. Oooooh boy, is it a W!
Why is this our fave skin typing system? Because Dr. Baumann puts your skin type on a cool bracelet! Yes, it’s kind of geeky, but that’s what we’re all about.
So check these sites out, Kerry, and let us know your type.