1. First thing in the morning, take a look at your face in bright light. What do you see?

It’s shiny with noticeable blackheads
It looks flaky and feels taut
My forehead, chin and nose are shiny, the rest is tight and flaky
It’s very pale, and there are occasional red or flaky patches
The surface is dull, I’m low on color and there are noticeable lines and wrinkles

2. Wash your skin with some plain soap and water. Wait for about 20 minutes – now what do you notice?

It look less shiny
It looks and feels tighter – plus it’s gone a grey color
It’s less shiny on my nose and forehead but now my cheeks feel dreadful
It’s itchy, red and flaky- thanks a lot
My lines and wrinkles are even more noticeable- but I’ve got some color back into my skin tone

3. Do you get spots?

Yes, I’m prone to blackheads, whiteheads or big red ones that hurt
Not really- only around my period or if I use thick moisturizer
Only on my nose , forehead and chin
Yes, but they’ re red rather than whiteheads-or I get rashes
Very rarely

4. Look at your nose and the area around it- what do you notice most?

Blackheads, whiteheads and oil
Flaky patches and redness around my nostrils
That my nose and cheeks look like they’re from two different faces- my nose is shiny, my cheeks are dull
There are lots of little red veins and high color on my cheeks
I’ve lots of open pores

5. Take your index finger and lightly press your cheek upwards. What do you see?

Nothing really
I Get loads of tiny lines like crepe paper that vanish when I stop.
Some lines appears, but when I stop pressing they go away
The area goes white, then red or it feels hot
I get folds of skin forming and it takes a while to snap back to normal.

6. Now get a magnifying mirror – or at least stand in some really bright natural light. Look at your pores - what are they like?

Big, black and shiny
Practically non- existent
Big on my nose, chin or forehead, but non- existent elsewhere
Practically non- existent
Large but clear- there’s no oil there

7. Apply your make-up as normal in the morning, then at lunchtime take a long hard look in the mirror. What’s happened?

What’s left of it is shiny, but most of it has disappeared
It’s gone blotchy and flaky
My cheeks aren’t so bad, but my nose is shiny
My skin looks a bit red and irritated.
It’s settled on the lines of my face or looks dry.