How To Determine Your Skin Type & The Perfect Routine For It

How To Determine Your Skin Type & The Perfect Routine For It

By Kelsea Fowler Posted on

Do you know your skin type? When was the last time you *checked-in* with it? This personal tidbit is your golden ticket to radiant, flawless skin. And beauty experts agree that it’s the most important step in properly caring for your skin. It’s true that your skin type changes over time; by the season, from circumstances, and fluctuating hormone levels (so fun). But no matter what skin type you have, all skin needs a healing, hydrating moisturizer to balance out our skin’s natural oils! Now here’s where it gets a little complicated: plenty of moisturizers out there only benefit certain skin types and wreak total havoc on others. So, finding the right moisturizer for your skin type is the key to success. We’re here to help you learn your skin type at home and find the moisturizer that’s right for you.

The three most common skin types are (drum roll, please): dry, oily, and combination. To find out your skin type, take this simple test:

Skin Types

Dry Skin

Dry skin usually takes its toll in the form of dry patches, flaking, and irritation. This skin type is due to genetics and environmental factors, like climate, lifestyle, diet, and hormonal imbalance. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t fix it. First, make sure you are regularly drinking enough water (dehydrated skin disguises itself as dry skin). So, drink up…. Half your body weight in fluid ounces, to be exact.

Let’s talk moisturizers: the best moisturizers for dry skin are ones that contain marine active ingredients like algae, because algae attracts water and locks in the moisture beneath the skin’s surface. That’s why our Advanced Wrinkle Repair cream formula contains a powerful blend of microalgae and rare algae that’s rich in polysaccharides, essential for skin water retention and renewal. Our formula also includes emollients like jojoba oil and sesame oil, which help smooth and hydrate the skin from the bottom layer up. This will also help erase and reduce wrinkles and aging! We recommend using this twice a day after cleansing, on top of our Face & Body Cream for maximum results.

Shop our top picks for dry skin.

Oily Skin

Raise a hand if your pores are ~always~ clogged and congested, despite ritual cleanses and masks. You, my friend, have an excessively oily complexion (womp, womp). There’s good news though: oily skin is less prone to wrinkle and more prone to youthfulness because it’s naturally moisturized! To balance out your oily skin, it’s essential to have a moisturizer that prevents sebum build up in pores by deeply but gently lifting away impurities. It should also include antibacterial ingredients to speed up healing processes and balance out hydration levels.

Enter Face & Body Cream. The best moisturizers for oily skin will be a nutrient-rich formula that includes naturally healing ingredients like organic aloe vera, green tea leaf, and Reishi mushroom. Our Face & Body cream includes all three, plus 20 more skin-loving super-foods that transform oily skin. Our formula cleanses with amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals that keep oils in-check and the pores de-congested. We recommend using this cream after cleansing, morning and night.

Shop our top picks for oily skin.

Combination Skin

Does it feel like your skin has a split personality? You have combination skin! Combination skin is just what the name implies- skin that’s a combination of both dry and oily types. This is the most popular skin type and it can be a little tricky to figure out, since it involves appeasing two, very opposite skin types. People with combination skin need to be especially picky with the ingredients they use on their skin. It’s important to go all-natural, fragrance-free, and use only gentle products that are substantial enough to help retain moisture and promote balance.

The perfect moisturizer for combination skin is our Face & Body Cream. It’s all natural, free of fragrances and any harsh ingredients, and contains a bounty of botanical ingredients designed for radiant, healthy skin. The superstar ingredient inside is, of course, Aloe Vera. Combination skin LOVES aloe vera because it’s extremely soothing and hydrating, while remaining light and non greasy- the skin’s perfect balance between dry and oily. The finely whipped texture of the aloe vera gel is also absorbed very quickly by the skin and heals dry patches and flakiness while restoring healthy moisture to the skin barrier, reducing excess sebum production. We recommend using this cream after cleansing, morning and night!

Shop our top picks for combination skin.


Remember, our skin type and our skin’s needs change over time. So be sure to check in on your skin regularly and adapt your routine as needed. This will only help your skin look and feel its best!

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