Take this test to find out what your skin IQ is…

Your general state of health and your lifestyle can greatly influence the behaviour and look of your skin. So, to find out how you currently rate, take this test!

Please answer the following questions by ticking all the boxes that apply:

1. What statements apply to your facial skin?

  • Shows some fine lines (3)
  • Feels dry and tight (2)
  • Always feels irritated or sensitive (2)
  • Blemishes and/or cysts are constantly present (3) Many deep wrinkles are present (1)
  • Looks great (5)
  • Has a history of excessive sun exposure (0)

2. Which one(s) of the following skincare products do you use on a daily basis in the morning?

  • Cleanser (5)
  • Eye care product (5) Serum (5)
  • Face Cream (5) Sunscreen (5)

3. Which one(s) of the following skincare products do you use on a daily basis at night?

  • Cleanser (5)
  • Eye care product (5) Serum (5)
  • Face Cream (5)

4. Shortly after you wash your face, how does your skin feel?

  • Tight or dry (0)
  • Normal (5)
  • Oily or shiny (2)
  • A combination of oily and dry (3)

5. Do some of your skincare products include the following ingredients?

  • Hyaluronic acid (5)
  • Vitamin A/retinol (5) Vitamin C (5)
  • Peptides (5)
  • Epidermal Growth Factor (5)

6. Which one(s) of the following skincare products do you use on a weekly basis?

  • Exfoliant (5) Face mask (5)

7. Do you receive professional facial treatments?

  • Yes (5)
  • No (0)

8. If you answered yes to question 7, how often?

  • A few times a month (4)
  • Once a month (3)
  • Every six months (2)
  • Less than every six months (1)
  • Every week (5)

9. What statements best describe your diet?

  • I eat 3 regular meals a day (4)
  • I eat 2 meals a day (3)
  • I only eat 1 proper meal a day (1)
  • My diet is rather healthy but with the occasional junk food (1) Always very healthy (5)
  • Not the best and with a lot of junk food (0)

10. How many serves of fruit and vegetables do you eat on a daily basis?

(1 serve = 1 handful)

  • Between 2 and 3 a day (2)
  • At least 8 a day (5)
  • Less than 2 a day (0)
  • Between 4 and 7 a day (3)

11. How much alcohol do you consume?

  • At least 3–4 drinks a day (0)
  • No more than 2 drinks a day (1)
  • One or two drinks a week (3)
  • Never (5)

12. How much water or herbal tea do you drink a day?

  • More than 1.5 litre (5)
  • About 1.5 litre (4)
  • Between 500 ml and 1 litre (3)
  • Less than 500 ml (1)

13. Do you smoke?

  • Yes (0)
  • No (5)

14. How would you describe your general state of health at present?

  • Excellent (5)
  • Overall rather good (3)
  • Not good at all (0)

15. How much sleep do you get a night?

  • Between 7 and 9 hours (5)
  • No more than 5 or 6 hours (2)
  • Five hours or less (0)

16. How much do you exercise per week?

  • 1 to 2 hours a week (3)
  • Less than 1 hour a week (1)
  • Between 3 and 5 times a week (5)
  • Never (0)

17. How satisfied are you with your physical appearance?

  • Very satisfied (5)
  • Overall rather satisfied (3)
  • Not satisfied at all (0)

18. How much of a sun/solarium lover are you?

  • I always protect my skin with sunscreen whilst out in the sun (5)
  • I regularly sun bake or use a solarium (0)
  • I am conscious about the damaging effect of UV rays on the skin (5)
  • I always try to keep out of the sun and never use a solarium (5)
  • I get sunburnt at least twice a year (0)

19. How would you rate your stress level?

  • I often feel stressed (1)
  • I feel consistently stressed (0)
  • I sometimes feel stressed (2)
  • I am always feeling relaxed (5)

20. How happy are you in your personal life?

  • I am in a relationship and happy (5)
  • I am single but happy to be (5)
  • I am unhappy in my relationship/unhappy about being single (0)

21. How happy with your current situation are you? (work, stay at home, retirement)

  • I am very happy (5)
  • I am bored or/and frustrated and/or dissatisfied (1)
  • I hate my life as it is (0)

22. How often do you take time out to nurture yourself?

  • Three to four times a week (5)
  • Two or three times a month (4)
  • Less than twice a month (1)
  • Never (0)

Add all points corresponding to answers ticked to find out what your score is!

To find out what your skin IQ means “Transform your skin without a needle” is available at www.thefrenchfacialist.com for $24.95 (instant download).

Transform your skin

Christine Clais, aka The French Facialist, is a French-born skin facialist, award-winning skin expert, educator, speaker and author, with over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry.
Internationally, Christine is regarded as one of today’s most well respected and sought after facialists, both at consumer and industry level. To date, she has helped more than 30,000 women from all over the world, including Hollywood A-list celebrities.
Christine has now decided to share her independent expert experience and knowledge of skin care with a global audience by publishing her own eBook. In “Transform your skin without a needle”, Christine presents her unique and transformational skin care philosophy to the reader. Packed with result-driven tools and expert solutions, topics include an easy theoretical presentation of what skin is, the use of topical active ingredients to counteract the ageing process, eating your way to a younger skin, the skin rejuvenating mindset as well as ‘la beauté à la française’ (or French beauty insights).
  • So, you need the book to get all the details.
    What about other sections of your body always openly exposed to the enviroment? Nothing above. Is that information in the book too?


  • I was eager to read what my score meant, but have to buy the book haha, thanks for sharing though.


  • Skin is all over the place right now.


  • Did all the adding, but need to buy the book :(


  • thanks for sharing with us :)


  • So what do the scores actually mean???


  • Made me think about my skin.


  • a great way to learn about your skin


  • Wish it didn’t end with us having to buy a book to find out the result..


  • thanks for this, it gave me some food for thought


  • was a fun test to take


  • lol my poor skin is testament to just how much fun I had as a teen! …way too much loL!


  • Enjoyed taking the test, thanks for sharing


  • This was a good test to take.


  • thanks for sharing, was a good read


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