What's Your Skin Type?

What is your skin type?


Are you feeling a bit perplexed about your skin type? No stress! You are not alone. Deciphering your skin's unique characteristics is like unlocking the secret code to optimal skincare. Understanding your skin type is not just about vanity; it's a crucial step towards achieving healthy, radiant skin year round. 

First things first, let's break down the skin types. Think of them as different chapters in the book of your skin's life:

  1. Normal Skin: Ah, the elusive "normal" skin type! If you've got this, consider yourself lucky. It's like your skin hits the sweet spot—balanced, not too oily, not too dry. It's the Goldilocks of skin types. To keep your skin beautifully balanced make sure you are removing your makeup and SPF everyday with a sustainable option like our Makeup Remover Swipeys.

  1. Dry Skin: Your skin is thirsty, my friend. It craves hydration and non pore clogging oils!! Dry skin often feels tight and can be prone to flakiness, especially in harsh weather. Using a hydrating serum and a moisturiser containing non-comedogenic oils and your skin will thank you. 

  1. Oily Skin: Your skin's like a disco ball—it loves to shine! Oily skin tends to produce excess sebum, leaving you with that "glowy" look by midday. But hey, embrace the glow while using balancing products like our Purifying Toner which is included in our Oily Skin Preventers Bundle!

  1. Combination Skin: Your skin's a bit of a mixtape—part oily, part dry. Usually, the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is oil central, while the cheeks can be prone to dryness. Balancing ingredients like Hemp Seed Oil are your friends as they will help to even out your skin’s temperament. 

  1. Sensitive Skin: Your skin is delicate and likes to be handled with care. It's prone to redness, irritation, and reactive. Treat it gently, and it'll love you back. Try a minimalist approach using a gentle, nourishing cleanser and hydrating moisturiser

  1. Dehydrated Skin: Often misunderstood, dehydrated skin lacks water rather than oil. It feels tight, looks dull, and may show fine lines and wrinkles more than other skin types, signalling its thirst for moisture. Try a serum packed with hyaluronic acid like our Rejuvenating HY C Serum and top it off with a hydrating moisturiser. Our Hydration Station Bundle is perfect for you!

  1. Blemish/Acne Prone Skin: You suffer from frequent breakouts and clogged pores and may also identify as an oily skin girlie. It’s important to get to the root cause of your breakouts so we always recommend you consult your chosen healthcare professional whether that be your trusted GP, naturopath or other medical professional. While you seek answers it’s important to have a solid skincare routine and to treat your active breakouts with a spot treatment. Give our Clear Skin Duo a go! 

Now that you know the skin types let’s help you figure out which one you are!


  1. Observation is Key: Take a good look at your skin in the mirror. Is it shiny all over? Are there dry patches? Any redness or irritation? Your skin's giving you clues; pay attention.

  1. Pay Attention to How Your Skin Feels: How does it feel throughout the day? Is it tight after washing? Do you need to blot excess oil by midday? Note these down—they're valuable insights.

  1. Consider Environmental Factors: Your skin can change with the weather. Is it extra dry in winter? Does it get oilier in the summer heat? Factor in the seasons and changes between seasons when figuring out your skin type. Remember your skin type can change depending on the time of year and its needs. 

  1. Consult the Experts: Don't hesitate to seek guidance from skincare and medical professionals. Our Founder and Cosmetic Chemist can assist so please never hesitate to reach out.

Remember, your skin is as unique as you are. It's okay if your skin type evolves over time or if you're a mix of a few types. The key is to nurture and care for your skin with products that work with your skin to keep it as balanced as possible. 

Here at Bohemian Skin, we understand the beauty of individuality. Our range of 100% natural, vegan, and cruelty-free products cater to all skin types, offering gentle care that nourishes from within.

So, whether you're an oily girlie or a combo babe, embrace your skin, listen to its needs, treat it with kindness, and let your natural beauty shine. 

Until next time, take care and keep glowing!

Morgan, Keenan and the Bohemian Skin team xx 

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