Jan 05, 2022 · 6 min read
You can learn a lot about someone from their skincare. Who are any of us without our daily rituals? To some, skincare is an expression of self-love. To others, it only comes up during serious skin emergencies. And the rest of us are somewhere in between.
Everyone’s skin is unique. Likewise, we may make unique choices about the products we choose because of our subconscious! So, naturally, our skincare routines can tell us a lot about our innate desires.
Of course, if you really want to learn about your skin, you’ll need a medical expert. So we paired each result with some hand-picked skincare advice from our Curology providers. Because, let’s face it, sometimes our impulse buys aren’t the wisest…
B. Bob the Drag Queen
C. Kourtney Kardashian
D. Machine Gun Kelly
A. DIY microneedling
B. Nivea Post Shave Balm as makeup primer
C. Sunscreen contouring
D. Leaving an offering to the clear skin gods
C. The drugstore
D. The perfect product is somewhere online!
B. Signs of aging
C. Oiliness or dryness
D. All of the above
A. Micellar water
B. Cleansing balm
C. Hydrocolloid bandages
D. A multi-tasking face mask
A. “Leaping-bunny certified”
B. “As seen on Tiktok”
C. “On clearance”
A. Power—only the most potent and effective ingredients.
B. Cool factor—if I’m not having fun using it, what’s the point?
C. Reliability—I’ll only hype what’s proven to work.
D. Simple—who has time for a 10-step skincare routine?!
If you answered mostly A’s, you’re a wanderlust!
Skincare isn’t about the destination—it’s about the journey. You’ll search high and low, holding out for that holy grail—and it’s worth it. Once you find the right skincare product, you tend to be pretty loyal. But you’re not afraid to switch things up, either! You’re methodical in your shopping style, on a constant quest for the best new skincare products. That means you’ll only try a new trend if it’s based on proven research and tend to stick to derm-designed staples (like Curology). It’s crucial for you to learn about products before you try them, and savviness never looked better.
Skincare tip #1: When it comes to skincare, patience and consistency pay off. Be sure to give new products enough time to work before writing them off!
Skincare tip #3: Is it an acne scar or is it post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation? Knowing the difference is key to finding the right treatment!
If you answered mostly B’s, you’re an influencer!
You don’t follow skincare trends—you start them. When it comes to self-care, the most important thing is fun. You’ve got that certain je ne sais quoi, and so does your skincare routine. You love a good shelfie, plus, you actually know how to pronounce “niacinamide.” Cute packaging? Always worth the extra splurge. You’re more likely to read product reviews before making a purchase, and that 5 star rating matters to you. To you, skincare is a form of self-expression. You’re open-minded and make intuitive purchases. We have just one question… can we get that discount code 👀
Skincare tip #1: Check your products’ ingredients (including makeup) to make sure they won’t make your skin fussy.
Skincare tip #2: Though they sound delicious, certain natural skincare ingredients like coconut oil and cocoa butter might cause breakouts. Avoid!
Skincare tip #3: Did you know skincare and makeup products expire? Before you dust off that unicorn serum from 2018, check the label!
If you answered mostly C’s, you’re a realist!
Skin = health. Health = important. It’s a no-brainer! To you, skincare is just like brushing your teeth. It’s basic self-care: taking care of your body is taking care of yourself. Cost-effective drugstore products and skincare subscriptions designed by dermatologists are your go-to’s, and you’re more wary of new skincare trends. That’s not to say your routine is just grandma’s Vaseline! You just prefer a no-nonsense approach. To you, skincare should be as easy as possible—that’s just common sense.
Skincare tip #2: Watch out for iffy ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, isopropyl myristate, and laureth-4, which can make your skin worse.
Skincare tip #3: If over-the-counter products are failing you, it’s time to see a dermatology provider. Your Curology provider can help!
If you answered mostly D’s, you’re a visionary.
You have a clear point of view when it comes to skincare. All your friends go to you for skincare advice—that’s because you talk to skincare experts, check your facts, and defy the hype. You want to prevent both breakouts and signs of aging, so you research your product’s ingredients before you buy and care less about the drugstore/high-end binary. You prefer a highly-curated routine with multi-tasking products. Skincare minimalism is your friend. To you, it’s all about getting the right results, and it pays off!
Skincare tip #1: Reach for products with multi-tasking skincare ingredients (like tretinoin). Some can treat acne and help prevent signs of aging.
So now you know your skincare personality! Still, there’s only one unique you. No one has your style, your sense of humor, or quirks. Likewise, no one has your unique skin.
Enter Curology. Curology is a personalized skincare subscription designed by dermatologists, featuring a Custom Formula that’s made for you. It has a special blend of active ingredients, prescribed for your skincare concerns by one of our in-house dermatology providers.
Your first Custom Formula is on the house. Yes, that’s a 30 day supply of prescription skincare for free. Plus you can add on any of our recommended skincare essentials at no extra cost. That means you’ll get a complete dermatologist-designed skincare routine for your skin for just $4.95 (plus tax) to cover shipping and handling.
Decide you love Curology? You can consult with your Curology provider to get routine tips and to make adjustments to your formula (as needed). Customize your skincare box with our gentle, no-clog products like our acne body wash, emergency spot patch, and lip balm. You can cancel or pause your subscription at any time.
Ready to get started? Let’s go. Start your Curology free trial now.
Nicole Hangsterfer, PA-C