Dry Skin or Oily Skin - Identifying Your Skin Type
Dry skin or oily skin - Identifying your skin type
With many different natural beauty products aimed at different skin types, it is essential to know what products are best for your skin.
Dry Skin –when your skin begins to feel dry (whether due to stress, climate, allergies among other things), this is actually your skin showing signs of dehydration. Your skin is not effectively producing enough oil to keep it supple and smooth. If you have dry skin your skin may be sensitive and you may notice flaky skin when examined closely. Skin can feel tight and rough, and look dull. This is because your skin produces less sebum than normal, therefore doesn’t retain moisture or build protective shields as effectively as normal skin.
Dry skin is a long-term skin issue that needs to be addressed with a suitable natural skincare routine and premium quality skincare products, as well as extra pampering treatments, such as a moisture boosting mask and plenty of nightly moisturiser.
Oily skin – when your skin produces too much sebum/oil. If you have oily skin you may notice that it has a glossy shine, and invisible pores. Oily skin can be caused by a number of things, including genetics, hormonal imbalances, medication or stress.
It is Important to remember that even oily skin needs regular moisturising. However, you should seek out a moisturiser that is specifically formulated for oily skin. It is recommended that you use a natural face wash and a light toner instead of a heavier cream cleanser, to ensure no residue is left to block your pores. You should also avoid anything harsh that completely strips oil from your skin – as your skin will overcompensate by producing more! The key is to follow a regular routine including a thorough cleanse, a balancing and residue removing toner and calming natural moisturiser.
Combination skin – this is when your skin is a combination of skin types. You may be oily in the T-zone, and dry or normal on your cheeks.
Remember that there is no one universal answer – everybody’s skin type is slightly different. It is critical that you identify your skin type and treat it accordingly!
Olivia and the team x