The first step on your way to beautiful, radiant skin is determine your skin type. Knowing what your skin is sensitive to allows you to tailor your skin care routine and pick the products that will be most beneficial to you. After all, how can you fix a problem if you don't know what it is?
The easiest way to figure out which kind of skin you have is to do an easy test:
1. Wash at night with a gentle cleanser (our pH balanced Aloe-Herb Cleanser is perfect for this) and pat your face dry. DO NOT apply moisturizer, serum or oil!
Quick Tip: An easy way to know if your cleanser is gentle or not is whether it is non-foaming. Soaps that lather easily tend to be harsher in stripping your skin of oils, whereas those that don't lather wash away dirt and toxic elements but leave behind good oils.
2. When you wake up in the morning, touch your face. You can also press a tissue over your face and visually see where you’re oily and where you’re not.
For Oily Skin
If your skin is oily, particularly around the T-zone, then you most likely have oily skin. Our products specifically for oily skin are our Herbal Facial Oil for Oily Skin, Rosemary Toning Mist, Purifying Mud Mask and Citrus Mint Cleanser.
For Normal Skin
If your skin feels normal (not too oily, not too dry), you likely have a normal skin type. Most of our products would be great for anyone with this skin type, play around and explore combining treatments.
For Dry Skin
If your skin feels dry, or is flaky anywhere, then we’d consider you to have a dry skin type. Our Anti-Aging Facial Oil and Coconut Honey Mask are great for your skin type, as well as all of the other products in our line with the exception of the oily skin products
If there is an extreme difference from the t-zone to the other areas of your face, you may even benefit from using two different products, each on the different areas of your face. For example, using a product formulated for oily skin on your t-zone and products for normal or dry skin on the rest of your face.
Once you have determined your skin type, you might want to know which products you should use. We have a handy guide: Skin Care by Skin Types — Which Annmarie Gianni Skin Care Products are Best for You?