It's a jungle out there when it comes to skin products. The selection in the drugstore is intimidating enough, and then you have all the luxury and specialty products to wade through. Blindly selecting a cleanser and moisturizer could work out -- or it could leave your skin a complete mess. This quiz should help you narrow it down, whether your skin is dry, oily, or somewhere in between.
Question 1 of 20
If you have dry or sensitive skin, stick with the basics -- mild, unscented cleansers.
Question 2 of 20
Facial cleansers should always be soap-free.
Question 3 of 20
People with very dry skin should use foaming facial cleansers.
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Facial cleansers that include alcohol should also be avoided by people with dry and/or sensitive skin.
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If you have oily skin, try an acidic cleanser.
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People with dry or sensitive skin should use exfoliating products that contain salicyclic acid.
Question 7 of 20
Even if you have oily skin, you should moisturize every day.
Question 8 of 20
Moisturizers that contain alcohol can wreak havoc on sensitive skin.
Question 9 of 20
Some sunscreens use chemical means to block UV rays (like avobenzone or oxybenzone) and some are physical (zinc oxide or titanium dioxide).
Question 10 of 20
Cosmeceutical products, like vitamin-C night creams, are not a good substitute for eating foods with vitamin C.
Question 11 of 20
Facial moisturizers work by blocking water from escaping from your skin.
Question 12 of 20
People with oilier skin should keep an eye out for noncomedogenic facial products.
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Inexpensive drugstore skin products work just as well as the fancy stuff.
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You should stick with the same skin products year-round -- what works in the summer will work in the winter.
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If you're looking to rid yourself of wrinkles, products that contain retinol are your best bet.
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Some moisturizers contain synthetic humectants, which can exfoliate dead skin cells and trigger new skin growth.
Question 17 of 20
If you want to even out your skin tone, products with soy compounds could do the trick.
Question 18 of 20
If you're using a cleanser that contains retinol, you might want to avoid moisturizers with vitamin E -- they don't interact well.
Question 19 of 20
People with normal skin should use oil-based facial moisturizers with silicone-derived ingredients.
Question 20 of 20