Understanding your true skin type is the key to healthy, glowing skin, but how do you know what your skin type is?
At Avebelle Clinic, we don’t believe in a one-size fits all approach.
Partnering with only medical grade skincare lines, such as AlumierMD and ZO Skin Health, the skin experts at Avebelle Clinic believe that not all skins behave the same way but do require clean science and result-driven ingredients.
Understanding skin is key in transforming skin back to health. We strive to deliver results using a strategic approach using only medical grade ingredients, backed by clean science and following the Avebelle Method.
When determining your skin type, it’s important to look at the big picture and take into account ALL of your skin’s needs, not just the one or two concerns that bother you most. A full assessment of your current skin profile, your history, lifestyle and medications is also essential in determining which products will best treat your skin. Schedule a free skin analysis.
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HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TYPE
Want to know how to tell what skin type you have and find out which products are best suited for you? Take a moment to review the different skin types below and choose one that best describes you.
Keep in mind that your skin type can change a few times over the course of your life as your body goes through significant hormonal shifts. Schedule a complimentary consultation to determine your true skin type.You don't have to use a lot of products to get results but you do need to use the RIGHT products for your skin’s current conditions.
First, determine your skin type. Each skin type will have varying levels of sebum production, pore size, density range and tonality. The easiest way to determine your skin type is to see how it performs from morning to evening on a typical day.
|END-OF-DAY SKIN RESULTS||SKIN TYPE|
|Does your face feel predominantly oily and look shiny?||Oily skin|
|Is your T-zone shimmering, but the rest of your face is mostly matte?||Combination skin|
|Do you have minimal oil or redness, or none at all?||Normal skin|
|Is your skin flaky or tight all day long?||Dry skin|
SKIN TYPE: OILY
Characterized by oily surface, enlarged pores, thicker density, generally needs to blot oil from skin or touch up powder by midday. This skin type requires a careful blend of AHA and BHA pore-clearing exfoliants, along with antiseptic botanicals to effectively keep pores clean and free.
SKIN TYPE: COMBINATION
Oil production mostly in the t-zone but may experience tightness, redness or irritation, especially when using harsh, drying products. This skin type experiences some breakouts and clogged pores. It requires a careful blend of antibacterial BHAs and soothing botanicals for oil- free hydration.
SKIN TYPE: NORMAL
Characterized by some oil production in the summer but may feel dry or tight in the winter. This type experiences redness on occasion and requires gentle exfoliants and soothing nourishment and hydrating antioxidants help to prevent signs of visible aging.
SKIN TYPE: DRY
Dry and tight feeling all year-round. This skin type looks dull, tired, is in need of a glow and may have loss of elasticity. It requires energizing ingredients, firming peptides and a high concentration of AHA exfoliants to boost cellular turnover and even out the complexion.
Once you have determine your skin type, let's now determine the CURRENT CONDITION OF YOUR SKIN.
DEHYDRATION Characterized as dullness, lack of glow, superficial lines SENSITIVITY/REDNESS Characterized as reactive, inflamed skin, broken vessels/capillaries, flushes easily to touch.
ACNE Varies from mild to severe breakout, either under the skin or activated and inflamed.
BLACKHEADS/CLOGGING Characterized as plugged up pores, little bumps, rough texture.
Characterized as inflamed, red skin with bumps or acne and may have broken capillaries, constricted vascular condition.
Varies from some mild uneven discolouration to brown spots that may be triggered by sun exposure and/or hormone imbalance.
STILL DON’T KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE?
We hope we've shown you how to find your true skin type. But if you’re still asking yourself, "What is my skin type?," we’re here to help.
Schedule a complimentary virtual consultationwith one of our Skin experts to receive tailored advice. Your Skin Expert will talk to you about your skin care concerns, including lifestyle and history.
At the end of your consultation, you will know your correct type and will receive a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you.