Understanding your skin type and its specific needs can be challenging and confusing, so don’t worry we’re here to help!

There are 5 main skin types:



Dry & Dehydrated





These skin types are unique to you and are primarily determined by genetics, however there are many other factors that can influence changes, such as 


Hormonal Changes


Environment (Central Heating, Air Conditioning, Wind, Sun)

Spicy Food 

Alcohol and Water Consumption





With so many different elements impacting your skin type it is important to check for changes once a quarter and adapt your skincare routine according to your skins needs. As a result, your skin will look and feel healthier, with more radiance and with a less problematic complexion. 


So how do you recognise your skin type?

If you're wondering what your specific skin type is, and how to correctly identify it, keep on reading!

Normal Skin Type

If your fortunate enough to have no real issues with your skin, then it’s very likely you have a normal skin type. Those with normal skin are not typically prone to breakouts or flakiness and tend to have a balanced t-zone (forehead, nose and chin) 


Dry & Dehydrated Skin Type

Skin may feel any of the following, rough, scaly, flaky, itchy or even irritated due to lack of moisture. As a result, the skin is less elastic and will therefore feel tight uncomfortable and dehydrated. Will almost certainly be showing signs of ageing such as loos skin, lines and wrinkles.

Skin may also react quickly to external influences such as temperature and wind. 

Milia (white spots) are also likely to be present around the eyes and across the cheeks. 


Oily Skin Type

Refers to skin that has excess oil most commonly throughout the t-zone of the face (forehead, nose, and chin.) Oily skin tends to look shiny, feel greasy, and is often prone to breakouts, blocked and enlarged visible pores.


Oily condition also be hormonal relate at any age.

Combination Skin Type

Tends to has two areas that are both dry and oily. For example, skin is typically shiny on the forehead, nose and chin (know as your t zone) breakouts and blocked pores may also be present in these areas. Whilst the rest of your skin appears dry or normal on the cheeks.



Sensitive Skin Type

Varies widely from person to person but is often characterised by visible redness and dryness. Sensitive skin may not always show visible signs and may simply have feelings of discomfort.


Skin may also react quickly to external influences such as temperature and wind. Or you could be one of those people that are product sensitive.



Need some help with your skincare routine?

Knowing your skin’s specific needs will help you to choose the right product for a balanced, healthy, radiant and glowing complexion, however with so many brands to choose from we understand how overwhelming it can be. Let us help! 


As qualified beauty therapists with over 25 years’ industry experience we have spent years studying and treating skin to ensure you end up with the most effective products to take care of your skin. Whether you’re looking for one product or a whole new skincare routine we can help and advise you on the best products for you and your skin. 


Simply complete your skincare & lifestyle consultation form HERE and we will email you a bespoke and personalised homecare program FREE OF CHARGE 

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We look forward to helping you start your new skincare journey.

Best Wishes  

Mel & Sam x



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