Understanding your skin type is one of the most crucial elements when it comes to crafting the right skincare routine. Whilst we all need to use the same daily essentials - a cleanser, moisturiser and SPF, it's important to know your skin type so you can choose the correct products to get the best results. There are five main skin types - oily, normal, combination, dry and sensitive. Take a closer look at the different characteristics below to determine your skin type, and shop our tried and trusted Prae picks to best suit your skin. 

Oily Skin

Oily skin has a higher-than-average production of sebum, which is the skin's natural oil. Typically your skin will appear shiny or greasy, and you'll experience blackheads and enlarged pores. You're also likely more prone to breakouts as clogged pores are a major contributor to breakouts. 

Cleanser: Biologi Bc - Refresh Cleanser

Oil: Mukti Antioxidant Facial Oil Omega 3-6-9

Moisturiser: Mukti Balancing Moisturiser 

Dry Skin

The opposite of oily skin, dry skin doesn't have enough oil. Your skin may appear dull or feel tight, and severe dryness can cause your skin to crack, flake or peel. 

Cleanser: Mukti Hydrating Cleansing Lotion

Oil: Biologi Br - Unrefined Rosehip Oil

Moisturiser: Mukti Marigold Hydrating Creme

Combination Skin

Combination skin is skin that displays two or more defining characteristics, such as oiliness and dryness, but in different areas. Typically people with a combination skin type will have an oilier T-zone (your forehead, nose and chin), whilst your cheeks will appear drier. 

Cleanser: Mukti Balancing Cleansing Gel

Oil: Foile Hemp Oil

Moisturiser: Mukti Balancing Moisturiser

Sensitive Skin

If you have a sensitive skin type, your skin will have an increased sensitivity to stressors and different elements, including certain skincare products. There are different levels of sensitivity - you might experience mild irritation, or you might suffer from reoccurring redness, itching and discomfort. 

Cleanser: Mukti Calming Cleansing Balm

Oil: Mukti Rescue and Recover Serum

Moisturiser: Mukti Calming Moisturiser

Normal Skin

A normal skin type refers to skin that is well-balanced and doesn't display any ongoing concerns. 

Cleanser: Maamo Purifying Gel Cleanser

Oil: Foile Jojoba Oil

Moisturiser: Foile Daily Jelly Moisturiser