¿Cómo saber qué tipo de piel tengo?

How do I know what type of skin I have?

Posted by Pau Fontdecaba Castillo on

Did you know that your skin is a unique and unrepeatable organ? Like a blank canvas, it needs specific care to reveal its natural beauty. The first step on this journey to radiant skin is to know your skin type .

Why is it so important to know your skin type?

Imagine that you try to grow a plant without knowing what type of soil it needs, how much water it requires or how much sun is best for it. It probably won't succeed. The same goes for your skin. If you do not know their specific needs, it is impossible to provide adequate care and obtain optimal results.

How do I know what type of skin I have?

  1. Observation of skin behavior:

  • Wash your face with a mild cleanser and dry it with a clean towel.
  • Wait 30 minutes without applying any product.
  • Look carefully at the different areas of your face:
    • If your forehead, nose, and chin (T zone) are shiny , while the rest of your face is normal or dry, you probably have combination skin .
    • If your entire face shines , including your cheeks, you have oily skin .
    • If your skin feels tight and rough , with peeling or redness, you have dry skin .
    • If your skin looks uniform, without excessive shine or tightness , you have normal skin .
  1. Mattifying paper test:

  • Take a mattifying paper and gently press it on different areas of your face.
  • Observe the amount of grease that has been transferred to the paper:
    • If the paper absorbs a lot of oil , especially in the T zone, you confirm that you have oily skin .
    • If the paper absorbs little or no oil , your skin is dry .
    • If fat absorption varies in different areas of the face, your skin is combination .

Characteristics of each type:

Oily skin:

  • Tendency toward imperfections and enlarged pores .
  • Shine on the face.
  • Increased risk of acne .

Dry Skin:

  • Tightness and peeling .
  • Small pores .
  • Dull appearance and premature expression lines .

Mixed skin:

  • Shine in the T zone (forehead, nose and chin).
  • Dryness in the rest of the face.
  • Balance between fat and dryness .

Normal skin:

  • Few pores .
  • Uniform tone .
  • Without excessive shine or tightness .

What if I have sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin is not defined by the production of oil, but by its reactivity to external agents such as cold, heat, pollution or certain cosmetic products. If your skin is easily irritated, experiencing redness, itching or burning, it is important to choose products specifically for sensitive skin .

Additional tips for glowing skin:

  • Consult with a dermatologist: If you have questions about your skin type or specific problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea, a dermatologist will give you a professional diagnosis and personalized recommendations.
  • Invest in quality products: Look for specific products for your skin type and needs. Prioritize those with natural and high-quality ingredients.
  • Be consistent with your facial care routine: Cleansing, hydration and sun protection are fundamental pillars for healthy skin.
  • Adopt a healthy lifestyle: A balanced diet, sleeping well, drinking enough water and controlling stress are factors that positively impact the health of your skin.


Discovering your skin type is the key that opens the doors to radiant skin. With this information, you will be able to choose the right products and techniques to create a personalized facial care routine that helps you reveal your skin's natural beauty.


  • Your skin is unique and unrepeatable.
  • Knowing your skin type is the first step to an effective routine.
  • Invest in quality products and be consistent with your facial care.
  • Adopt a healthy lifestyle for glowing skin from the inside out.

Awaken the natural beauty of your skin!

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