What's Your Skin Type? Starting Your Cannalle Journey

What's Your Skin Type?  Starting Your Cannalle Journey

The skin is the body’s largest organ and is just as vital to your overall health as your heart and lungs. Complex and intelligent, the skin is the body’s first defense to external aggressors and should be cared for just as well as any other body part.

While the overall well-being of your skin is important, changes to the skin on your face are usually the most noticeable and hardest to conceal. Skin goes through cyclical changes - for better or worse - throughout our lifetime, and keeping up with a skincare regimen to compliment all these fluctuations can be daunting. At Cannalle we know that skin types cannot be treated with a “one size fits all” approach. Most skin care collections are designed to address specific concerns, such as acne, dry, or mature skin. Luckily, all products in our CBD skincare line address multiple concerns and are suitable for every skin type, offering the best skin care products for a wide range of needs.

Understanding your skin type is the key to healthy and revitalized skin, but what if you don't know which type you have? There are the three main types we all know - oily, combination and dry - however, we believe each is multi-faceted and has sub-categories that require specific treatment (but more on that later).

Start off your skin type realization journey by identifying which one of the three main types your skin falls under by employing the methods below.

Fresh is best


Thoroughly cleanse your face with your daily cleanser and gently pat dry. Leave your skin bare and do not add any serums, moisturizers or treatments. After 30 minutes examine your face, especially your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) for shine. Hold off on adding any topical solutions for another 30 minutes and take a look at your skin at the 60-minute mark.

If you cannot notice any pores and your skin feels tight and uncomfortable, especially when you smile, your skin is most likely on the drier end of the spectrum. If there is shine on your forehead, nose, and cheeks, and you have noticeable pores, you most likely have oily skin.

However, if you have shine only in your T-zone and have areas of both noticeable and non-noticeable pores, you most likely have combination skin.

Blot it Out


If you're sitting at your desk reading this and don't have access to water and cleanser, an easy way to determine if you have oily, dry, or combination skin is to use a blotting paper.

Gently pat the paper on different areas of your face - starting with your T-zone, inspecting the paper under a light after blotting each area.

If the paper picked up little to no oil, you most likely have dry skin. If the paper is saturated with oil and almost fully transparent, you probably have oily skin. And if the paper only picked up oil from your T-zone, you have combination skin.

Now that you’ve figured what main category your skin falls under, check out our luxury line to create the best skincare routine for you. Glowing, radiant skin is right around the corner.