The First Date.
Our quizzes are a great way to get to know your skin. Here are a few pointers on how to best approach taking these quizzes.
1) Schedule a date: Set time aside in your busy schedule for some much needed alone time with your skin.
2) Set the ambiance: Turn up a bright but natural light (perhaps a fluorescent bulb) so you can get a good look at your skin. (Cue music love music).
3) Grab a mirror: The closer the better! Go for maximum magnification- don't be shy.
4) Explore: Now is the time to really pay attention and note every detail of your skin; check your eyes, forehead, nasolabial (area between the nose and lips) and cheeks. Don't just look but feel your skin- leave no spot untouched. Are there rough spots that you feel but don't see? Is it smooth? What do you feel? What do you see?
Make sure that you take time to date your skin often. Like everything else in life, skin changes...
One last thing before taking the quizzes, be honest with yourself! The only way to a healthy relationship with your skin is to be completely honest with what you see and feel- it's ok. When you answer the questions, don't select the answer that used to be true or you want to be true-- select the answer that is the truth! It's the only way:)
The Fitzpatrick Classification Scale was developed by Harvard Medical School dermatologist, Thomas Fitzpatrick, MD, PhD. This scale classifies a person's complexion and their tolerance of sunlight. It is used by many practitioners to determine how someone will respond or react to facial treatments, and how likely they are to get skin cancer.
The most common of all skin type categories, these basics are typically the first (and only in many cases) skin types that come to mind. Dry, normal, combination, and oily are the main four however many now consider sensitive skin to be one of the core types. Your skin type is goverened by how much or how little oil your skin produces and how well it holds water.