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What is my skin type?

Have you ever tried a new skincare product only to find that it didn’t work on your skin? The likelihood is that you may have selected the wrong products for your specific skin type. it is important that you understand your skin type so you can work out which products will be the most effective on your skin. There is no point outlaying money if you’re not going to see visible results.

People have varying skin types, so understanding the different skin types and what each of them means will help you uncover how to best care for your skin.

Skin is generally broken down in to five skin types. Understanding your own skin type is vital when it comes to choosing the right products for your skin. Generally speaking, products formulated to improve one skin type, can quite often have no effects on the wrong skin type or even adversely effect your skin.

It’s important to be aware of what ingredients are in the products that you are buying. With this in mind, we provide an ingredient library, found on our home page which further breaks down our key ingredients and their benefits.

Let’s dive in to the five different skin types to better understand your own skin

Normal Skin

Normal skin is generally well balanced. People with normal skin rarely experience oiliness or dryness and when skin concerns do arise, they are usually easy to treat. Normal skin types generally have smaller pores and very few lines or wrinkles. Usually, the easiest skin type to maintain; energy should be spent on hydration and protection against external environmental factors such as the sun.



Combination Skin

Combination skin means that your skin has more than one type. For example, both oily and dry skin can be present on different areas of the face. Often, those with combination skin experience different skin challenges in their t-zone than they do on their cheeks and around their eyes. People with combination skin require products that balance the production of oil in their skin.



Dry Skin

People with dry skin produce less oil than normal skin making it appear tight, rough and often feel itchy or irritated. Those with dry skin may be more likely to experience fine lines and wrinkles. People with dry skin find it difficult to retain moisture and their skin is often vulnerable to external environmental elements. Dry skin requires deeply nourishing products that both moisturise, prevent water loss and preserve the skin.



Oily Skin

People with oily skin over-produce oil. Because of this, they have a tendency to experience shine on their face, have large pores, visible blackheads and breakouts. Acne on oily skin often looks red and inflamed. People with oily skin require products that balance oil production and prevent breakouts.



Sensitive Skin

Those with sensitive skin experience irritation, inflammation and redness. Their skin may be more sensitive to products and environmental conditions. Natural skincare products tend to work well for those with sensitive skin.



It’s important to note, that during pregnancy, skin can become hyper-sensitive. It is always best to consult with your dermatologist or healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.

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