What skincare is best for me? Here are your answers!
Skincare can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to look for when choosing products. What skincare product do you need? What’s the best skincare treatment? Whom should I trust with my skin? With so many options, your head might start to spin! Don’t worry, though; we’ve got you covered! Here are some tips on how to choose the best skincare treatments for your skin type and concerns!
Cleansing is the most important step in any beauty routine, as it removes all of the dirt, oil, and impurities that can build up over time. For many people, cleansing is their favourite part of their beauty regimen because it feels so good to remove everything from their skin. There are so many different types of cleansers out there- do you prefer a cream, gel or water-based cleanser? Are you looking for something with a light fragrance or without any scent at all?
Cleansers for Oily Skin
If you use a cleanser that has alcohol or a harsh drying cleanser, you can actually make your skin oilier, because the skin says "oh, I'm really dry now, I'm going to produce more oil". Use a gentle cleanser that has no pore-blocking thick oily ingredients.
Cleansers For Dry Skin
If you have dry skin you may have sensitive skin that is prone to rashes, including eczema. It’s best if you use creamy formulas that are gentle.
Cleansers For Combination Skin
Look for gel or creamy cleansers to suit your skin and make sure it doesn’t cause any irritation.
Cleansers for Mature Skin
As we get older our skin starts to lose its elasticity. We are also dealing with the damage that may have come about due to the sun, lack of hydration and the natural ageing process. Look for a more rich cream cleanser that has rose hip oil in it. Mature skin can be quite sensitive, so choose a cleanser that is suited to sensitive skin, and won’t strip the skin of moisture.
Cleansers for Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, make sure your cleanser does not have strong sulphates, which can easily irritate the skin and make it worse. Use ingredients such as milk thistle, an ancient herb that has anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce redness and rosacea.
In the past, toners may have left you with tight and overly dry skin, this is because most toners in the past have had alcohol in them. If you steer clear of toners formulated with alcohol, you’re off to a great start. Do you know why toners are a necessary step? Click here to read more
Toners for Oily Skin
If your skin is oily, you will want to find a toner that has antibacterial and exfoliating ingredients that will absorb excess oil, remove dead skin cells and prevent breakouts.
Toners for Sensitive Skin
Your skin will be more easily irritated than most, so find a gentle toner without harsh chemical ingredients that will help calm your skin and balance the ph levels. Toners can be especially beneficial for people with sensitive skin by providing anti-inflammatory properties.
Toners for Dry Skin
For people who have dry skin, a toner is very important. Not only does it help to hydrate the skin, but it allows the moisturiser you use afterwards to sink in better, giving more moisture to your dry skin. Make sure your toner doesn’t contain any alcohol, which will make it even drier.
A twice-daily moisturiser is necessary to maintain your skin's moisture barrier and to prevent environmental damage to your skin. Moisturising your face will help you to look and feel younger, you will have softer, more elastic skin, and it will keep your skin hydrated.
Moisturisers for oily skin.
If you have oily skin, you may feel as though you don’t want to put more product on it, but people who have oily skin still need to moisturise because it helps regulate oil production. Choose a gentle moisturiser that will help balance the oil production.
Moisturisers for dry skin.
If you have dry skin, you may want to get a heavier moisturiser, like our night cream. The most important part of your moisturising routine is to make sure your skin is damp (use our timing mist) to make sure your moisturiser sinks in and hydrates the skin properly.
Moisturiser for mature skin
When you get older and your skin starts to naturally lose its elasticity due to a decline in oestrogen, you will want to up your moisturising game. Look for a gentle moisturiser, that is good for dry and sensitive skin (often our perimenopausal or menopausal skin starts being very irritated by certain ingredients.) Make sure you are using a toning spray to dampen the skin before putting your moisturiser on, so the moisturiser penetrates the skin and hydrates it more.
Moisturiser for sensitive skin