Our last blog was about the different skin types most people have; oily, dry, combination, normal and sensitive. To further expand, we’ll explain how to care for and maintain those different skin types. So how should you cleanse if you have dry skin or how to reduce the excess oils as someone with oily skin?
Knowing how to manage and take care of your skin type correctly will help you handle the pesky problems that might come with your skin type. It will also help you avoid products that could cause more damage than good to your skin type. It is essential for your skincare routine and the overall health of your skin that you choose the products best for you.
For those with dry skin, your skin is dryer than the average person, so it needs extra moisture, and then more! Find products that promise to hydrate your skin. From your cleanser to your toner, they should all be adding moisture to your skin rather than drying it out. We also recommend using a hydrating mist throughout the day, ensuring your skin stays moisturised from morning to night. Remember, dry skin is prone to premature signs of ageing, so consider starting an anti-ageing routine soon!
Unless you enjoy having dry skin, you’re probably looking for products that will give you more hydrated skin.
Hyaluronic acid is great for everyone but especially those with dry skin. We often see hyaluronic acid in serums and moisturises as it combines with water and retains moisture in our skin.
Glycerin is very beneficial in toners for those with drier skin types as it provides a slip to the skin and draws moisture from the air providing more moisturised skin.
Skincare-friendly oils are an excellent choice for those looking to soothe and lock in moisture. Jojoba and rosehip oil are renowned natural oils that we’d recommend for a dry skincare routine.
Finally, as important as it is to moisturise the outside, you need to keep your insides well hydrated by drinking lots of water and taking collagen-boosting supplements.
Unfortunately, with oily skin, you will probably always have oily skin, so you should find ways to control the excess oils. It’s more than likely that you lean towards products to dry out your skin. Immediately stop! Stripping your face of natural oils will tell your skin that it needs to produce even more oils, which you don’t want. Instead, you should find a routine that balances your skin. Cleanse your face in the am and pm with a gentle cleaner that will not strip too many oils from your face. Exfoliating regularly to remove the extra dirt and oils on your skin. Look for a good moisturiser, ideally one that is oil-free and water-based, and watch your skin transform for the best.
Don’t forget your sunscreen! Many people with oily skin don’t use sunscreen, thinking it will make them greasy, but SPF is non-negotiable. There are sunscreens for all different skin, so choose one for oily skin.
When looking for products suitable for your oily skin, opt for water-based products rather than oil-based ones. Keep this in mind for your moisturiser, foundation etc.
Clay is favoured for drawing out and absorbing the extra oil in the skin. Consider a clay face mask once or twice weekly. You will notice after using clay masks, super soft, matte skin with smaller pores.
Niacinamide is a popular acid for those with oily skin. The acid balances inflammation and oil production. Consider serums with niacinamide, and you will reap the benefits!
As mentioned in the previous blog, combination skin usually combines oily and dry skin on your face. Many people with combination skin have dry cheeks and oily t-zone, which makes it tricky and tedious to care for their skin.
Treat these areas of your face separately! Use products suitable for dry skin around the cheeks and perimeter of your face. Opt for oily skin products in the t-zone. Whilst it can feel long when carrying out your skincare routine, you will appreciate it when you have beautiful, healthy skin.
Thankfully, we live in a time where skincare has advanced so much, and there are products for every skin type. Many brands have products designed specifically for combination skin, so do your research and choose the best products for you!
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