The skincare and beauty industry can be quite overwhelming if you aren’t used to all the keywords. It can often be hard to choose skincare products if you don’t know what to look out for. Today, we will be breaking down the main skincare types and what kind of products and ingredients to look out for.
If you have dry skin, your skin is lacking oil. You may have very small looking pores and a tight, dry feeling to the face.You may be prone to flaking and your skin can look dull.
Dry skin needs to be fed with oil and hydration. Stay away from any foaming products and cleansers that contain soap as these can dry out the skin further. Your skin will really appreciate a facial oil or a lovely cleansing balm.
Rosehip oil is great for dry skin as it really nourishes. Our face cream contains rose hip oil and provides great comfort for a dry skin.
A lot of people do not know the difference between dry and dehydrated skin. Where dry skin lacks oil dehydrated skin lacks water. It can be caused by environment, diet, lifestyle and genetics.
Sleeping in a room with central heating isn’t great, try to keep an air humidifier around to release moisture into the air. To combat dehydrated skins look for products with the word ‘hydration’, ‘hydra-’ and ‘quenching’.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the best ingredients for dehydrated skins as it penetrates deep. This ingredient can hold its weight in water up to 100X, so great when your skin is lacking in water. Our anti-ageing organic face serum contains botanical hyaluronic acid.
If you have oily skin, your skin produces a slight excess amount of sebum ( an oil naturally produced in the body). It can have a sheen to it or even look greasy at times. Oily skin types tend to age a lot slower but makeup doesn’t last very long. Oily skins usually have larger pores and can be more prone to breakouts and acne, but not always.
Something to note- you can have oily and dehydrated skin, so you’ll need to increase the hydrating products but lay off the oils. Your skin will love light moisturisers and a good cream cleanser. People with oily skins tend to dry out their skin by using foaming products and not moisturising. This is a common mistake as when the skin is dried out, it can over produce oil-therefore leaving it more oily.
Sensitive skin can be linked to any of the above skin types but you’ll have to treat it slightly differently. If you have sensitive skin, your face may react to new products and get red and angry sometimes.
It’s best to be very gentle with your skin and be careful with what products you use. Avoid alcohol, parabens, SLS and foaming agents. Look for more natural and organic ingredients and avoid very hot water.