How to Determine Your Skin Type at Home, No Expert Necessary

We can probably all agree that finding a skincare routine that actually works is a game-changer—but what exactly that routine looks like is different for everyone, and it's far more nuanced than just buying the most expensive or buzziest products. In fact, the key is getting to know your skin and how it reacts to certain ingredients and environments.

To help you cultivate an effective skincare routine without having to book an appointment or consult a ton of experts, we went ahead and asked two dermatologists and an esthetician how to determine your skin type at home. Read on for their tips below, plus more specific skincare routine suggestions for the four main skin types.