What Does Your Skin Type Need?
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Moisturized skin is always in style! Understanding your skin’s needs is essential to provide the right products to boost your glow.There are various different skin types, and the different skincare products and routines depends on what your skin needs
IS YOUR SKIN…
DRY, TIGHT FEELING, EVEN FLAKEY?
DO YOU HAVE AN OILY T ZONE?
ARE YOU ACNE PRONE?
DO YOU HAVE COMBINATION SKIN?
You may fit into one or several of these labels. This does not mean there is anything wrong with your skin, simply it means that your skin is informing you of exactly what it needs. For example, having oily skin does not mean skipping moisturizer. An overproduction of sebum (oil on the skin) oftentimes can mean your skin is overcompensating, and the right moisturizer can even out this concern. Get to know your skin type and what your concerns are about your skin. This can help you make informed decisions about which types of products to use to address your skincare concerns.
WHAT DOES YOUR SKIN TYPE NEED?
Your skin appears greasy/shiny regardless of how many times you wash your face. Your pores may be clogged and may have acne/regular blemishes
TO DO: Replace harsh chemical based cleansers with oil cleansers or cleansing balms. When moisturizing, look for “astringent” type oils that are rich in linoleic acids (evening primrose, hemp seed, grape seed, rosehip seed oils). Use a detox mask 2-3 times weekly.
You may experience tightness or flakey skin. Your skin may feel dry despite applying a lot of moisturizer. You may have red or irritated skin as well.
TO DO: Avoid cleansers that over strip the skin, because it is much harder to replace the moisture that was lost. Try mild cleansers such as Manuka honey based cleansers and oil cleansers. Hydrate the skin with multiple types of moisturizers such as facial oils, serums and rich creams or butters instead of lotions.
Your skin burns, itches or gets inflamed after use of skincare and makeup products. These skin flare ups can occur with different conditions and environments as well.
TO DO: Avoid synthetic fragrances as these are typically filled with harsh chemicals and additives.When trying new products, introduce them one at a time in order to understand which product caused a reaction or which combination of products do not work well together.
You have the most common skin type. Your T-zone, forehead, nose and chin are oily and tend to break out. Your temple, eye area and cheeks are normally dry.
TO DO: Apply products that balance your pH level and your skin’s production of oils. A hydrol-based toner such as witch hazel or orange blossom. Balancing facial oils such as our glow daily facial oil works well to evenly moisturize skin. Use a detox facial mask to unclog pores at least once a week.