How To Build A Skincare Routine For Your Skin Type
Trying to find the perfect match for your skin can seem overwhelming. Skin types and concerns vary largely based on individual factors and are influenced by your diet/nutrition, hormones, genetics and other lifestyle factors such as the environment (pollution for example), exercise, gender, age (mature skin is generally more dry than oily), etc.
Understanding if your skin base is dry or oily is an important first step. From here it is easier to determine what your skin already has enough of, and how to balance or replenish what it may be missing or unable to regulate naturally.
Treating and managing oily skin
The main challenge for oily skin is managing and preventing further inflammation and bacteria – the main causes of acne and subsequent scarring (and also reversing and repairing existing damage from breakouts).
Balance without over-drying skin
It can be tempting to use products that contain fast acting synthetic ingredients to see quick results, but bear in mind, these are speedy for a reason – they often rely on stripping your skin of natural oils so it clears faster. Your natural oils are essential to managing a healthy skin mantle and barrier.
Cleanse & Gently Exfoliate with a product that contains antibacterial properties to purify skin and gently exfoliate to remove impurities. Our Ultra Purifying Gel Cleanser includes organic Papaya and Pineapple, and White Willow Bark. These help to regulate oil, whilst also brightening and softening your skin’s texture and tone.
Tone with a product that includes similar ingredients to help naturally balance oil and prepare your skin for your serum and moisturiser.
Make Niacinamide part of your daily skincare routine
Your Serum & Moisturiser should help give hydration whilst actively working to improve the appearance of breakouts and manage and balance oils. The inclusion of naturally derived Niacinamide in our Repair & Glow Serum reduces inflammation and decreases breakouts for clearer, healthier skin.
How to treat and manage dry skin
When skin becomes too dry or dehydrated, it can attempt to naturally correct this by overcompensating with oil production. The unfortunate effect can be breakouts, in addition to tightness and even flaky, rough patches.
Balancing dry skin is easier than you think, and an important way to manage dehydration lines that can become permanent wrinkles.
Manage premature aging, naturally
Cleanse and tone with products that contain moisturising ingredients or actives such as Hyaluronic Acid, a substance that can hold 1,000 times its weight in moisture and boost skin hydration levels effectively.
Follow with a serum, such as a natural, low irritant retinol like the Stemlab Anti Aging Retinol Serum. This active ingredient can help reverse the signs of premature aging, whilst also hydrating your skin and boosting skin’s elasticity, texture and tone.
Serums are also a great way to deliver a nutrient rich range of effective ingredients to your skin that protect during the day and repair skin at night.
Provide a deep dose of hydration
Locking in the results of your serum with a moisturiser is key in helping to soften, soothe and relieve any dry ‘tightness’.
The inclusions of key active ingredients like Pomegranate, Vitamin C and Co-Enzyme Q10 in our Hydra+ Rejuvenating Cream work to effectively hydrate throughout the entire day or night to balance dryness.