Do you know your skin type?

The first step to taking care of your skin is understanding what it needs. Your skin type can change throughout the year, so it is important you change and adjust your routine when required.

We have outlined some key skin types and recommendations for care. However, as always there are numerous factors which can affect our skin such as diet, hormones and climate, please speak to a specialist if you require more information on specific skin concerns.

Normal

• Skin is neither oily or dry, and looks and feels the same in all areas.

• Ensure you follow a regular skincare routine in each season/climate by cleansing regularly, drinking plenty of water and using SPF to protect your skin.

Dry

• Flaky dry skin, red patches& tight areas.

• Dehydration is one of the leading causes of dry skin, make sure to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.

• Stay away from using hot water on your face, dial down the temperature and use warm water instead.

• Best to use moisturisers/products targeted towards dry skin to ensure you get the moisturisation you need.

Oily

• Oily T-Zone, shiny appearance, large pores & prone to blemishes.

• Cleanse regularly, this will ensure excess sebum (oil) doesn’t clog up your pores. We recommend gentle cleansers to minimise skin irritation.

• Moisturisation is also important. Use skincare products targeted to oily skin, these will be much lighter and sometimes oil free which is less likely to clog up your pores/create excess oil.

• Opt for matifying primers/foundations. These types of products have great staying power. There are cleansers, moisturisers & foundations that are specifically made for oily skin that may help in the fight against shine.

Sensitive

• Prone to reactions/irritation, redness and sensitivity in the T-Zone area.

• Do not over wash your skin, keep it simple with a gentle cleanser day & night. We recommend using lighter products that do not strip the skin. Speak to someone in store to learn more.

• Avoid changing and mixing products/brands – stick to what works best.

Combination

• T-Zone more likely to be oily and areas around chin, cheeks and eyes tend to be dry/normal.

• Use products which are targeted towards combination skin or use 2 different products for areas of your face.

• When applying makeup use a matifying primer and finish off with a setting powder across the T-Zone. This will help to minimise shine.

However, even though all skin requires different care, there are some basics which will keep your skin healthy no matter it’s type:

• Use SPF to protect the skin.

• Drink plenty of water.

• Wash & moisturise your skin.

• Maintain a healthy balanced diet.