Check Skin Type

How To Check Skin Type?

The key to healthy, glowing skin lies in understanding your unique type. Whether you live in Saudi Arabia or Dubai, knowing your skin type is essential for a targeted skincare routine. This guide will help you discover your perfect GCC glow!

The Big Four: Skin Types Explained

  • Normal Skin: The holy grail - balanced, neither oily nor dry. Skin feels smooth and pores are barely visible.
  • Oily Skin: Prone to shine, especially in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin). Pores may appear enlarged, and blemishes can be a concern.
  • Dry Skin: Feels tight and flaky, especially after cleansing. May experience irritation or redness.
  • Combination Skin: A mix! Oily T-zone with normal to dry cheeks.

The Simple Skin Type Test

Follow these steps to determine your skin type:

  1. Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser and pat it dry.
  2. Wait for 30 minutes, avoiding any products.
  3. Observe your T-zone: Does it feel oily or shiny?
  4. Feel your cheeks: Do they feel tight or dry?


  • Oily T-zone, normal cheeks: Oily Skin
  • Shiny all over: Oily Skin
  • Normal cheeks, dry T-zone (uncommon): Combination Skin
  • Tightness throughout: Dry Skin

Pro Tip for the GCC: The hot, dry climate can dehydrate even oily skin. Look for lightweight, oil-free moisturizers for all skin types.

Disclaimer: This is a general guide. If you have concerns or suspect a specific skin condition, consult a dermatologist for personalized advice.

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