There are four different skin types (oily, dry, normal and combination), so which one are you? Read below to find out more about your skin type and what products you should be using from us.
Oily skin is characterised by the over secretion of sebum, which is important for skin health in the right quantities, however, in abundance, it can cause acne. Those with oily skin will also have the following characteristics:
What products can I use for my oily skin?
Our Lavender and Lemongrass Facial Range (Oily Skin) is specifically designed to help balance out your skin. The Facial Oil is beautiful for drawing out any bacteria and dirt build which get trapped in the sebum, causing pimples and acne. By drawing out "bad oils" and replacing them with good, nourishing oils, the Facial Oil naturally balances out your oil-levels and clears your complexion, leading to softer and smoother skin. The oils we blend are non-comedogenic oils, which means that they do not clog your pores, so do not be afraid to use the right oils on your oily skin! Read more about our Facial Oil here.
For those with oily skin, we also recommend using our Bentonite Clay Mask, which draws out oils and detoxes the skin. Read more about the Bentonite Clay Mask here.
It is important that you have a strict daily and weekly facial routine to manage your oily skin.
Dry skin is characterised by the under secretion of sebum, which leads to cracked and sensitive skin. Those with dry skin can also suffer from poor epidermal function, reducing the skin's ability to act as a barrier from the external environment. Those with dry skin have the following characteristics:
What products can I use for my dry skin?
Our Lavender and Lemongrass Facial Range (Oily Skin) is specifically designed to help balance out your oil-levels and add nourishing natural oils to your skin. The range is gentle on the skin and is also oil-based so it will provide the necessary moisture that the dry skin is lacking. In this way, it will help to increase your natural oil production. Our Facial Oil also helps with any irritation and inflammation that those with sensitive dry skin may experience. The oils we blend are non-comedogenic oils, which means that they do not clog your pores, so you will not get acne or pimples from using the correct oils on your skin. Read more about our Facial Oil here.
For those with dry skin, we also recommend using our Kaolin Clay mask to remove any impurities gently from the skin, without drawing out too much of your natural oils. Read more about our Kaolin Clay Mask here.
At some point in our lives most of us have had normal skin, and as we get older hormones and other factors can change our skin type. For those who have normal skin, this means that your skin has the following characteristics:
What Products can I use for my skin?
Our Kaolin Clay Mask is beautiful for normal skin as it is very gentle and does not draw out too much of your natural oils. Read more about our Kaolin Clay Mask here.
We are currently working on a facial range for normal skin.
What if I have combination skin?
Combination skin is most commonly a mixture of oily and dry skin. You can easily identify this by evaluating your skin - some areas are oily and others are dry.
We recommend using one of our Lavender and Lemongrass Facial Ranges if you have combination skin. If your T-zone is very oily, opt for the Oily Skin Range and of your T-Zone is slightly drier then opt for the Dry Skin Range.
Have any questions? Drop us a message and we will help you as best as we can!
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