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How To Determine Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is the first step to achieving beautiful, glowing, dewy-looking skin. By understanding your skin type, you will be able to choose the best skincare products and create an effective skincare ritual that caters to your skin.

There are five common skin types. These are normal, dry, oily/acne-prone, combination, and sensitive. We have compiled a list of these different skin types and their characteristics to help you easily determine which one suits you.

Normal Skin
Normal skin is neither too dry nor too oily. This is because it has good circulation and the overall sebum and moisture are well balanced. Normal skin does not usually experience breakouts, flakiness, or feels greasy or tight.

Characteristics of normal skin type:

  • Even texture and tone
  • Blemish-free
  • Fine pores or hardly visible
  • Radiant complexion

Although normal skin does not have a major skin concern, it is still important to maintain a good skincare ritual to prevent new skin concerns from emerging such as dryness and premature ageing. For normal skin, we recommend trying our Rejuvenating Range. Our Rejuvenating Range will help to maintain your skin’s hydration by locking in moisture and supporting your skin’s protective barrier.

 

Dry or Dehydrated Skin
Dry skin is usually due to low sebum oil production, low moisture levels in the skin, or a combination of both. This means the skin will lack the ability to retain moisture and have a low protective barrier.

Characteristics of dry and dehydrated skin type:

  • Feels tight and itchy
  • Looks flaky
  • Have small pores
  • Visible fine lines and wrinkles (pre-mature ageing)

For dry skin, it is important to use skin care products that are gentle, soothing and hydrating to help maintain the skin’s moisture, such as our Rejuvenating Range. We also recommend exfoliating it with our Enzyme Face Polish once or twice a week to help promote skin cell turnover and remove the dead skin, allowing the rehydrating products to be more readily absorbed.

 

Oily Skin
Oily skin is mainly caused by overly produced sebum or genetics. However, other factors such as hormonal imbalance, stress, diet, and choice of skincare products may contribute to oily skin. People with oily skin are prone to acne or breakout due to excessive sebum which leads to a build-up of bacteria and congestion in the skin.

Characteristics of oily skin type:

  • Looks shiny
  • Feels greasy
  • Have enlarged, and clearly visible pores
  • Prone to break out

If you have oily skin, it is important to use skincare that helps control sebum production and has a thin consistency to keep pores unclogged, such as our Balancing Range. We also recommend exfoliating once or twice a week to remove the uppermost layers of skin and reveal new cells. If you have blemishes or acne, we recommend adding spot treatment into your skincare ritual, such as our Blemish Treatment, to help reduce breakouts, unclog pores, and even skin tone issues.

 

Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin can be caused by allergies to certain ingredients, exposure to the external environment such as the sun, or using the wrong products. This type of skin is usually more prone to reactions such as redness and itching, especially when interacting with new products or environments.

Characteristics of sensitive skin type:

  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Rashes
  • Your skin can be dry and dehydrated

If you have sensitive skin, it is important to include skincare products that help to soothe inflammation, reduce redness and restore an even skin tone, such as our Calming Range. We also recommend using face mist throughout the day to soothe the skin, especially when exposed to the sun. When choosing a face exfoliator, we recommend selecting a gentle exfoliator such as our Cell Renewal Drops, which helpsgently exfoliate the skin to restore radiance and vibrance.

Combination Skin
Combination skin is a combination of dry and oily skin. The oily areas are normally on the T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin), while the dryer areas are around the cheeks and under-eye.

Characteristics of combination skin type:

  • Oily in the T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin)
  • Normal to dry on the cheeks
  • Large pores around the T-Zone
  • Prone to blemishes around the oilier parts

If you have combination skin, it is important to find skincare products that are not too heavy but substantial enough to retain moisture where needed most, like our Balancing Range. We also recommend including an exfoliator like our Brightening Face Drops into your skincare ritual to keep the T-Zone balanced. Follow with a face mist to help absorb your serum and moisturiser to keep your cheeks balanced and hydrated.

 

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