What's My Skin Type? – JCS Shop UK

What's My Skin Type?

Posted by Cara Partridge on

The different skin types and how to look after them.

Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive. These are words we see all over our skincare and cosmetic products but many of us have no idea what they all mean and even less of us know which ones apply to us. So to make the most out of our skincare and beauty regimes, it is important to figure it out.

1. Normal Skin

Who really knows what normal is? Normal is hard to categorise. If your skin is normal it is neither too dry nor too oily, it doesn't overreact to products and your pores aren't overly visible. 

Normal skin is healthy skin, it has few if any blemishes and rarely suffers from acne breakouts. 

You should still look after your skin but can focus more on what smells and feels great rather than the list of benefits. Therefore, for normal skin, we would recommend W7 Super Skin Super Food Pomegranate Power Face Mask.

2. Oily Skin

Oily skin is a lot easier to recognise than other skin types. The skin appears shiny, you probably suffer from frequent and terrible breakouts and in general pores are larger and more noticeable. 

If you have oily skin we recommend going against the temptation of using heavy treatments and harsh products. Instead, we recommend gently exfoliating your skin to prevent the build-up of dead skin cells and using lightweight, preferably oil-free products. 

To help with the large, visible pores we recommend W7 The Full Facial Pore Minimising Two-Step Treatment Mask.

3. Dry Skin

Dry skin usually comes with scaly patches or flakiness, hardly visible/ invisible pores, premature wrinkles and irritation.

As with oily skin, it is important to avoid using harsh products. Dry skin can also be more prone to allergic reactions so it is also important to patch test products before use. 

Dry skin can also appear dull, therefore we recommend trying Technic Hydrate Sheet Mask.

4. Combination Skin

Combination skin is the most common skin type, but as it includes areas of dry, oily and/or normal skin many people don't realise that this is their skin type.

Whilst we recommend this for all skin types, it is recommended to try and use products that contain natural ingredients and are fragrance-free.

We would recommend giving W7 Self Bubbling Black Charcoal O2 Face Mask a go!

5. Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can also be oily and/ or dry but also suffers from redness and irritation.

The skin is prone to get inflamed and easily reacts, so it is important that you patch test and also avoid using harsh chemical-based products. 

We wouldn't want to recommend a product that might make you react so to view our entire skincare range please click here.


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