Answer these questions and find out.
When I wake up in the morning, I feel my skin:
A) Dry and tight
B) Greasy or with some new and unexpected pimples
C) Oily in some areas and dry in others
D) Swollen or irritated
By midday, my skin looks:
A) Even drier than before I put on the moisturiser
B) Make-up has been absorbed and/or there are blemishes to conceal
C) Shiny in some areas and dry in others
D) Blushing and/or redness
I can't go to bed without first
A) Apply a nourishing cream or oil at night.
C) Using a mattifying or astringent cleanser
D) Applying a soothing cream
My best ally in skin care is:
C) My facial blotting paper
D) Using a soothing spray or mist throughout the day
My biggest concern is:
A) Areas of flaky or very tight skin.
B) Acne, shiny skin and large pores
C) Greasy chin and forehead, visible pores in the nose area
D) Even if I use mild products, I still break out
When I wear make-up, the make-up I use is:
A) Cream foundation
B) Highly covering concealer
C) Mattifying foundation
D) Hypoallergenic products
Majority of A: Dry Skin
Skin that feels tight, flaky and can be easily irritated.
Tip: use a daily moisturising and nourishing cream, as well as oils and lotions that seal in moisture. A good hyaluronic acid serum can help.
Take a look at the Laconicum products for dry skin →
At the Cosmetic Help Centre: Tips on how to care for your dry skin.
Most B's: Oily and acne-prone skin
Within 1 to 2 hours after washing your face, you will notice that your skin is glowing. If you're stressed or sweaty (or just hormonal), you may notice high oil production where your oil glands are located.
This can cause breakouts in different spots including the back and chest areas.
If your scalp is oily or prone to dandruff it can go hand in hand with acne. Your skin and scalp go hand in hand.
Tip: use oil-free cleansers and moisturisers, and toners with salicylic acid or AHAs. Retinol is also a great ally in the treatment of acne.
Take a look at the Laconicum products for oily and acne-prone skin →
At the Cosmetic Help Centre: Dear person with oily skin? We help you.
Majority of C: Combination skin (or the new normal skin type).
This is the most common of all skin types. You'll notice that your skin is oilier in regions where sebaceous glands are more prevalent (forehead, nose) and dry in areas where they are lacking, such as the cheeks.
Pay attention to the pH balance of your cleanser: better if it is acidic.
Tip: Try to avoid over-cleansing, which is a common mistake for combination skin. Instead, wash your face twice a day and only apply a light, oil-free moisturiser to the areas where your skin tends to be drier.
Take a look at the Laconicum products for combination or normal skin →
In the Cosmetic Help Centre: Combination skin, we have the products you need.
Majority of D: Sensitive skin
If you suffer from eczema, asthma, a list of allergies or rosacea, you probably have sensitive skin.
If you experience a burning sensation when using many products, it may be due to fragrances and preservatives. To test your skin's reaction to a product, test a small amount on the side of your neck first. If you don't notice any redness, you can probably still use it on your face.
Tip: Look for brands that are labelled hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin, such as Pai Skincare.
Take a look at Laconicum products for sensitive skin →
At the Cosmetic Help Centre: Sensitive Beauty products for sensitive skin.