Identifying your skin type is a great starting point to plan a skincare regime and make adjustments to your lifestyle and diet. You probably have some idea of your skin type - maybe you've taken a quiz, looked at a comparison chart, or had a beauty consultation. However it is a good idea to review it regularly, as your skin type changes over time.
As we get older, our skin ages with us. Mature skin is lacking moisture as the production of collagen slows down. Skin also gets thinner and may have visible sun spots due to free radicals aging the skin.
Visible signs of mature skin: thinning, sagging and fine lines, age spots or sun spots, spider veins, dry patches.
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Normal skin is soft, smooth, supple and not prone to breakouts. It also has a nice healthy glow and requires low maintenance when it comes to skincare.
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Oily skin is often a matter of genetics or hormonal changes. The body produces hormones that lead to oily skin in adolescense as well as during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. These changes trigger the body to produce more oil, which combines with dead skin cells to clog pores, but also moisturizes and makes you less prone to wrinkles.
Visible signs of oily skin: blackheads, pimples, enlarged pores, shiny patches.
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When a complexion is oily in some parts and dry in the others is it known as combination skin. Combination skin may experience blemishes and breakouts at the same time as patches of dry, flaky skin. This skin type benefits from a "combination" approach to skin care, using one type of product on the oily portion of the face and a different product on drier areas.
Visible signs of combination skin: shiny skin, visible pores, dry patches, blackheads.
Top Tips: If you have combination skin avoid harsh cleansing products, wearing makeup to bed and limit exposure to the elements. Brighten up your day with natural ingredients to restore the skin's harmony, such as our Clarifying Mahonia Skin Gel, Yarrow & Comfrey Moisturizer and Witch Hazel Water!
Dry skin is delicate and susceptible to flaking and fine lines. The skin simply does not retain moisture very well. It can produce uncomfortable symptoms including itchiness and tightness after cleansing. In rare cases this may lead to eczema, psoriasis, cracks, fissures and infection. Dry skin is a feature of genetics but as we age, it is more common, as the skin produces less oil.
Visible signs of dry skin include: fine lines, red or dry patches, dry or flaky skin, less elasticity, invisible pores.
Top Tips: If you have dry skin avoid baths, sun exposure, limit time in extreme climates, air conditioning, and tanning beds. Try our organic skincare collection formulated to add essential hydration and nourishment.
Sensitive skin is usually dry and prone to flaking, itching, and redness. It is also susceptible to allergic reactions and broken capillaries. Anyone of any age and gender is prone to sensitive skin, but genetics and cultural inheritance play a part. For instance, a number of skin conditions linked to sensitive skin such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea - tend to run in families, and those of Asian descent are especially sensitive to detergents.
Visible signs of sensitive skin: flushing, blushing, inflamed patches, dryness and scaling.
Top Tips: If you have sensitive skin avoid hot baths, highly fragranced items, wearing makeup to bed, and limit exposure to the elements. Your skincare should be designed to calm and sooth to nurture even the most delicate skin.
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