Skin Tests
Oily or Dry
Resistant or Sensitive
Pigmented or Not Pigmented
Wrinkled or Tight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Determine Your Skin Type

Oily or Dry

  1. After washing your face with soap, cleansers or lotions, you will feel within 5-10 minutes:
    1. dry and flaky
    2. tight
    3. comfortable and supple
    4. shiny and oily
            
  2. Three to four hours after using make up foundation and powder, your make-up appears:
    1. flaky and caked
    2. cracked and streaked
    3. smooth
    4. shiny
            
  3. When in a humid environment, if you don’t use moisturizers or sunscreen, your skin:
    1. feels dry and tight
    2. feels cracked
    3. feels normal
    4. feels wet and shiny
            
  4. How many large pores (the size of a large pin) can you see when looking in a magnifying mirror?
    1. none
    2. a few on a nose and chin
    3. many
    4. many more in the T zone(forehead, nose and chin)
            
  5. How do you perceive your skin type?
    1. dry
    2. normal
    3. combination
    4. oily
            
  6. If you do not use any moisturization, your facial skin feels tight and neglected:
    1. always
    2. sometime
    3. rarely
    4. never
            
  7. You have clogged pores (dry skin cells, black heads, white heads, sebaceous cysts) in the T zone (forehead, nose and chin)
    1. rarely
    2. sometimes
    3. frequently
    4. always
            
  8. Three to four hours after applying moisturizer your cheeks are:
    1. very dry and flaky
    2. smooth and normal
    3. slightly shiny
    4. shiny and slick

Scoring:
1 point for   a  answer
2 points for  b  answer
3 points for  c  answer
4 points for  d  answer

Score 8 - 16: Dry Skin Type
Score 17 - 32: Oily Skin Type


Resistant or Sensitive

  1. You experience red bumps and hives on your face:
    1. never
    2. rarely
    3. one a month
    4. at least once a week
            
  2. You get redness, itching or swelling from fragranced lotions , creams, massage oil, sunscreen, make-up, skin care products:
    1. never
    2. sometime
    3. frequently
    4. always
            
  3. Have you or someone in your family ever been diagnosed with acne, rosacea, rash, eczema or allergies?
    1. no
    2. friends and acquaintances tell me I have it
    3. yes, and one family member
    4. severe cases in the family
            
  4. Do sunscreens make your skin itch, burn, break out or turn red?
    1. never
    2. rarely
    3. often
    4. always
            
  5. Are you allergic to scented detergents or static sheets in the dryer?
    1. my skin is fine
    2. skin is dry
    3. skin is itching
    4. skin is itching and gets a rash
            
  6. Do you get red or flushed after eating spicy, hot foods and after drinking alcohol?
    1. never
    2. sometime
    3. frequently
    4. always
            
  7. Do you have red  or blue broken blood vessels on your face and / or nose?
    1. none
    2. few around face and nose
    3. some
    4. many
            
  8. People ask you if you are sunburned, even when you are not?
    1. never
    2. sometime
    3. frequently
    4. always

Scoring:
1 point for   a  answer
2 points for  b  answer
3 points for  c  answer
4 points for  d  answer

Score 8 - 16: Very Resistant Skin
Score 17 - 32: Very Sensitive Skin


Pigmented or not Pigmented

  1. After a few break outs or ingrown hairs, a dark brownish spot persists on that side:
    1. never
    2. sometime
    3. frequently
    4. always
            
  2. After you cut or burn yourself accidentally, how long does the brown mark remain?
    1. I do not get a brown mark
    2. a week
    3. a few weeks
    4. many months
            
  3. Did you develop dark spots on your face when you were pregnant or taking birth control pills, or taking hormone replacement therapy HRT?
    1. none
    2. one or two
    3. a few
    4. a lot
            
  4. Do you have or have you ever had small brown spots freckles, sun spots on your face, neck, chest, back or arms?
    1. no, I never develop them
    2. yes, I develop a few small freckles
    3. yes, I develop new freckles often
    4. yes, I develop many freckles year after year
            
  5. After many days of consecutive sun exposure:
    1. you sunburn and blister and the skin does not change color
    2. my skin becomes slightly darker
    3. my skin becomes much darker
    4. my skin is already dark, it’s hard to see if it gets any darker
            
  6. Did either of your parents have freckles?
    1. no
    2. a few on the face
    3. many on the face
    4. many on the face, neck, chest and shoulders
            
  7. Which is / was your natural hair color?
    1. blond
    2. brown
    3. black
    4. red
            
  8. Do you or any member of your family have a history of melanoma?
    1. no
    2. one person in my family
    3. more than one person in my family
    4. I have a history of melanoma

Scoring:
1 point for   a  answer
2 points for  b  answer
3 points for  c  answer
4 points for  d  answer

Score 8 - 16: Non-Pigmented Skin Type
Score 17 - 32: Pigmented Skin Type


Wrinkled or Tight

  1. Do you have wrinkles?
    1. No, not even when I move my facial expressions
    2. Only when I smile and frown
    3. A few at rest and a few with slight movements
    4. Yes, wrinkles are present even when I am not smiling or frowning
            
  2. How old does / did your mother’s skin look?
    1. Five or more years younger
    2. Her age
    3. Five years older than her age
    4. More than five years older than her age
            
  3. How old does / did your father’s skin look?
    1. Five or more years younger
    2. His age
    3. Five years older than his age
    4. More than five years older than his age
            
  4. How many years in total did you tan (including beach and outdoor activities) more than two weeks a year?
    1. Never
    2. one to five years
    3. Five to ten years
    4. More than ten years
            
  5. Have you ever use a tanning bed?
    1. Never
    2. Once
    3. Six to ten times
    4. Many times
            
  6. If a smoker, how many cigarettes have you smoked?
    1. None
    2. A few packs
    3. Many packs
    4. I smoke everyday
            
  7. How often do you eat fruits and vegetables?
    1. Once a day
    2. Twice a day
    3. Sometime
    4. Never
            
  8. How old do you think you look?
    1. One to five years younger
    2. Your age
    3. Five years older
    4. More than five years older
            
  9. What is your ethnicity?
    1. African / American
    2. Asian / Mediterranean
    3. Latin-American
    4. Caucasian
            
  10. What is your natural color?
    1. Dark
    2. Medium
    3. Light
    4. Very Light

Scoring:
1 point for   a  answer
2 points for  b  answer
3 points for  c  answer
4 points for  d  answer

Score 10 - 20: Tight Skin Type
Score 21 - 40: Wrinkled Skin Type
* If you are over 60 give yourself five more points