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Understanding and Nurturing Your Unique Skin Type

Understanding and Nurturing Your Unique Skin Type

It is crucial to understand the four main skin types in order to tailor an effective skincare routine. Finding the right products for your skin type is equally important.

Normal skin is well-balanced and requires minimalistic care, whereas dry skin lacks moisture and benefits from rich, hydrating products. Oily skin can cause acne and shininess and could require a more concentrated moisturizer. Combination skin is a mix of oily and dry areas and may need a more balanced approach using different products.

Not sure where to start? We recommend speaking directly to your dermatologist to get confirm which type of skin you have. By identifying your skin type, you'll be empowered to choose the right products to maintain healthy and happy skin.

Now let’s get into the key differentiators of the four main skin types!

Treating normal skin

Normal skin is characterized by well-balanced moisture, small pores, and a smooth texture. It requires minimal maintenance, usually just a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen to keep it healthy and vibrant. We recommend our Sleepy Time Cleanser for a gentle wash, Go Getter for moisture, and finishing up with Smarten Up for a protective and nourishing layer.

Nourishing dry skin

Dry skin can be caused by factors such as weather, harsh soaps, aging, or underlying skin conditions. Common symptoms include tightness, roughness, itching, flaking, and sometimes acne. We suggest Hydrate, our Hyaluronic Sheet Mask, to help restore moisture to the skin, and Total Package for regenerating the moisture barrier in the skin.

Balancing oily skin

Oily skin is primarily caused by genetics and hormonal fluctuations, leading to overactive sebaceous glands that produce excess oil. 

While the temptation with oily skin can often be to strip it of oils and dry it out, this will actually force the skin to produce and over-produce oil to compensate. We recommend using a concentrated moisturizer like Go Getter, and controlling the level of hydration with toner. 

Our Clean Up mask is also a great addition to your weekly self-care routine for this skin type. This mud mask works on uneven skin tones, clogged pores, blackheads, hormonal imbalances, and acne.

Managing combination skin

Combination skin is characterized by having both oily and dry areas on the face. The T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) tends to be oily, while the cheeks may be dry or normal. Its unique challenge lies in balancing these different areas to maintain overall skin health. Becoming familiar with the problem areas of your skin and customizing your routine to treat the different areas of your face will help you maintain a more balanced complexion.

General skincare tips for all skin types

It's crucial to prioritize sunscreen and regular cleansing in your skincare routine, regardless of your skin type. Sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV rays, preventing premature aging and skin damage. Regular cleansing helps remove dirt, oil, and impurities, keeping your skin clean and healthy.

Additionally, it's important to listen to your skin's needs and adjust your routine accordingly. If you notice changes in your skin, such as dryness, oiliness, or breakouts, consider modifying your skincare products or routine to better suit your skin's current condition.

Ready to start your journey to healthier, glowing skin? Explore our collection of organic skincare products to start curating a skincare routine for your unique needs.

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