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Ultimate Skin Type Quiz
by Staff
Skin types vary from person to person -- and season to season for some. Test your skin care knowlege and find out your true skin type with this ultimate skin care quiz.

If you have extremely dry skin, you should look for moisturizers that contain these kinds of butter.

  • aloe and cocoa
  • olive and mango
  • shea, olive and cocoa

You can cause acne, dermatitis and eczema if you have sensitive skin and do this.

  • wash your face too much
  • wash your face too little
  • use too much moisturizer
  • use too little moisturizer

What's an important word to look for on a moisturizer bottle if you have acne-prone or sensitive skin?

  • super-concentrated
  • noncomedogenic
  • hypoallergenic
  • natural
  • non-irritating
  • organic

These types of oil are great for sensitive facial skin.

  • geranium, jasmine and citronella
  • chamomile, peppermint and cedar
  • mineral, primrose and avocado
  • lavender, patchouli and sandalwood

If you have dry skin, you might want to avoid moisturizers that contain ________.

  • hyaluronic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • alpha hydroxy acids
  • oil
  • parabens

If you have dry skin, should you use cleansers that contain soap?

  • yes
  • no

This is one more product that dry-skinned people should avoid.

  • deodorizing body cleanser
  • antiperspirant
  • sunscreen

This is the facial area that's usually oily on people with combination skin.

  • forehead
  • cheeks
  • nose
  • the Z-zone
  • the T-zone

People with this type of skin should probably avoid exfoliation.

  • oily
  • dry
  • sensitive
  • combination
  • acne-prone
  • oily and acne-prone
  • dry and sensitive

If you have combination skin, should you use different moisturizers for different areas of your face?

  • yes
  • No: find a moisturizer that works for both the dry parts of your face and the oily patches.

If you have this skin type, you're least likely to develop fine lines and wrinkles -- in other words, you might age more gracefully.

  • normal
  • dry
  • oily
  • sensitive
  • combination

What's probably the biggest factor in determining your skin type?

  • diet
  • heredity
  • environment
  • hygiene habits

These common preservatives found in skin products can really irritate sensitive skin.

  • sulfates
  • emulsifiers
  • parabens
  • emollients

If you have sensitive skin, should you use cleansers with a low or high pH?

  • low
  • high

If you have dry or sensitive skin, how long should you wait after showering before applying facial moisturizer?

  • Don't wait -- applying moisturizer to wet or damp skin will lock in more moisture.
  • At least 10 minutes -- you need your skin to get back to 'normal' before applying any products.

What can heightened hormone levels do to your skin?

  • make it dry
  • make it oily
  • make it sensitive

What's the best type of facial cleanser to use on oily skin?

  • antibacterial
  • glycerin
  • lanolin
  • hypoallergenic
  • all-natural
  • paraben-free

Dabbing this on your face a couple of times a day will help keep oil at bay.

  • dry ice
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • nail polish remover
  • aloe vera gel
  • lemon juice

If you have oily skin, should you still use moisturizer?

  • yes
  • no

What kind of foundation should you avoid if you have oily skin?

  • cream
  • powder
  • age-defying
  • full coverage
  • mineral
  • alcohol-based