What Skin Type are you?

Choosing a skincare range can be so overwhelming, so how do you choose a product that is right for you?

Firstly you need to know what skin type you are so you can understand your skin condition and needs.

Take a good look at your skin in the mirror. What do you see?


If you have BLEMISHED SKIN/ACNE you will notice;

  • Oily shine all over
  • Enlarged pores all over
  • Pimples. Clusters of pimples. Painful blinders (closed comedones)
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Red in color because of inflammation 

The BLEMISHED SKIN problem is an over-abundance of oil in the pores and on the skin’s surface.


If you have OILY SKIN you will notice;

  • Open Pores
  • Prone to blackheads and whiteheads
  • Oily shine all over
  • An odd pimple can occur every now and then. Pimples are not widespread
  • Sallow in color (yellow tone)

The OILY skin problem is troubled with excessive oil all over the face but can be relatively clear skin. The Plus side of having this skin type is that it is less susceptible to aging.


If you have COMBINATION SKIN you will notice;

  • Oily Forehead, sometimes just the center.
  • Oily nose and its sides, oily chin.
  • Prone to blackheads and whiteheads
  • An odd pimple can occur
  • No enlarged pores on the sides of the face with a finer texture o If it is normal/combination skin it will be soft and smooth
  • If it is Dry/Combination the skin may show signs of flakiness

Fine lines will make their appearance, particularly around the eye area. COMBINATION SKIN combines two skin types on the one face.


If you have NORMAL SKIN you will notice;

  • No enlarged pores or excess oil. A fine texture, firm contours.
  • Healthy Lustre. Little more oil than moisture, keeping the skin flexible but not excessive
  • Fine lines may appear around the eyes.


A NORMAL SKIN type is the one everyone wants and is associated with younger women or men. Never a blemish of any kind. Not too oily or too dry. Normal skin is rarely seen in a person over 25.


If you have a DRY SKIN you will notice;

  • A fine flaky skin due to the accumulation of dead cells
  • A dull matt look due to dead cells
  • Premature lines appearing around the eyes


A taut look across the cheekbones DRY SKIN will feel taut and uncomfortable after a wash especially when using an incorrect cleanser. Dry skin is prone to premature formation of fine lines and wrinkles. A dry skin has under-active oil glands and is vulnerable to dehydration.


If your skin is SENSITIVE you will notice;

  • Broken capillaries
  • The skin flushes easily
  • Blotched red appearance on the face and neck that increases with excitement or tension.


SENSITIVE SKIN is not an actual skin type. It is a condition of the skin. You can have an oily/sensitive skin, a dry/sensitive skin, a combination/sensitive skin. The importance of this skin condition is to understand what you are sensitive to. My daughter, for example, is sensitive to chemicals like parabens that are found in unnatural skincare products. So your skin can become sensitive if you are using the incorrect product for your skin.

Iora naturals are suitable for normal, combination, combination/normal combination/dry, combination/ sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin. Ladies and Gents.

We have created a range of natural products that are gentle on the skin, show results after the first treatment and reduce skin inflammation over time. Get started today on the Iora Naturals starter Kit.