This short 2-question quiz will guide you in the right direction about which skin oils are best for your skin type. Oils are individual and each has its own properties, including dryness/oiliness and warm/cool temperature. Knowing which ones are best for your skin will give you the best possible experience and results when using oils. For example, an oil that is warm and dry would be best suited for somebody with cool and oily skin, as it will bring that person’s skin closer to balance.
1) In the middle of the day, how does your skin feel to the touch?
a. oily, I have to wash/dab my face off
b. dry, I usually need to apply moisture
c. it feels fine and I don’t do anything midday
d. parts of my face feel oily, while other parts are dry or normal
2) What is your usual body temperature?
a. I always run cold and need extra clothing, warm drinks and turn the heat up.
b. I am usually hotter than others around me and like to keep windows open.
c. It changes but I generally stay around normal temperature.
1) A=oily; B=dry; C=balanced; D=combination
2) A=cold; B=warm; C=normal
Now that you have your combination of oiliness and temperature, find which oils are best suited for your type below:
*Dry and Cold skin- the following oils are recommended- apricot kernel, olive, pomegranate seed, sesame oils and shea butter
*Dry and Hot skin- the following oils are recommended- almond, castor and olive oils
*Dry and Normal- almond, apricot, castor, olive, pomegranate, sesame oils and shea butter
*Oily and Cold skin- the following oils are recommended- coconut, plum, rosehip and sesame oils
*Oily and Hot skin- the following oils are recommended- grapeseed, jojoba and rosehip seed oils
*Oily and Normal- rosehip seed, plum, coconut, jojoba oils
*Balanced and Cold- sesame seed oil
*Balanced and Warm- almond oil
*Combination and Cold- experiment with the Dry and Hot & Oily and Hot oils
*Combination and Warm- experiment with the Dry and Cold & Oily and Cold oils
*Combination and Normal- experiment with the oily and dry oils from above.
*Balanced and Normal- may not need anything on your skin! You can try any of the oils mentioned and see if they give you results you are looking for; however, your skin is about optimal.
If you are interested in learning more about oils, how to use them, matching them with skin types, amounts to use, how to formulate skin care products and more about natural skin care, be sure to check out my skin care course here.