Which skin type do I have ?

The first step towards a skincare routine that takes into account you and your skin’s needs is to define your skin type. The most common types are normal, dry, mature, sensitive, oily and combination skin. Your skin type depends on heredity, age and environmental factors and may also be affected by the seasons.

But the road to the right skincare regime can be long and winding, leaving you feeling like you’ve tried everything without getting the results you want. In this situation, a professional skin analysis with one of our aesthetician can help you effectively find a skincare regimen that takes into account your specific skin and needs. You are welcome to book a consultation with one of our clinics if you would like to know more about your skin type.


Normal skin is smooth with normal-sized pores and normal to moderate sebum production. Normal skin can sometimes feel a little oily, especially in the so-called T-zone (forehead, nose and chin), but can also be quite dry in other areas – especially with age, when sebum production decreases and moisture is no longer maintained as easily in the skin as it used to be. The skin is mostly relatively problem-free, but from time to time pimples and pore masks may appear.


Mixed or combination skin is characterised by normal to large sized pores, a relatively oily T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and dry patches, usually on the cheeks. Sebum production may need to be balanced and maximum moisture needs to be applied to the dry areas. Mixed or combination skin can also occasionally form pimples and pore masks.


The skin structure is smooth and even with small to normal sized pores and normal to low sebum production. The skin reacts easily to various internal and external stresses. Sensitive skin is often characterized by a tendency to redden, flare up and become dry.


Dry skin is characterised by small pores and low sebum production. Dry skin can appear tight and itchy. The condition often worsens during cold months, i.e. in cold, dry climates. Dry skin ages faster and needs a lot of care and moisture. Dry skin can also be sensitive and react easily to various stresses.


Mature skin has fine lines and wrinkles and often shows signs of sun damage with pigment spots. The skin has lost its elasticity and may have an uneven or rough texture. For the most part, mature skin tends to be dry, but it can also be more oily. The choice of products should be adapted to the sensitivity and the need for moisture/oil regulation.


Oily skin has normal to large sized pores, a high sebum production and an increased tendency to develop acne and pore masks. The skin becomes slightly shiny during the day. In summer, the tendency to oily skin can become more pronounced. Products for oily skin regulate sebum production, reduce shiny patches and provide healthy skin with a matte finish. find the right products for your skin type with the filters in the menu!