Oily, sensitive, dry, acne-prone - these skin terms have been around a while now and it’s likely you understand which category you fall into. So how do you treat your skin right once you know what to treat? Here’s the best skincare products around to deal with every skin type.
The bane of many a beauty lover’s existence - oily skin can be a beast to combat. Contrary to what you’d think, oily skin is not better off without more oils. In fact it’s better to use moisturisers, masques and serums to balance the naturally occurring oils in your skin.
Try the Detoxifying Charcoal Masque
By Little Bliss Skincare
Melissa - the founder of all-natural brand Little Bliss Skincare - shared why this is perfect for oily skin:
“This deeply cleansing, cell regenerating face mask helps restore balance to problem, oily or combination skin through very gentle exfoliation, whilst also evening skin tone. Organic bentonite clay and activated charcoal have strong absorbing qualities, perfect for oily skin. The clay draws out impurities from pores for the deepest of cleans, whilst organic raw cacao, matcha powder and seaweed balance acne.”
Often going hand in hand with oily skin, acne-prone faces share many traits such as enlarged pores and excess shine. They too will benefit from products that aim to balance the natural oils in your skin while also gently treating breakouts and healing skin to prevent more popping up.
Try Acne Protection Soap
Mituri Pradip Sharma, from Nim-Véda, explains how this chemical-free soap helps to control breakouts:
“The combination of Manuka Honey and Neem assist in tackling acne due to the antibiotic properties found in honey and the antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-viral properties found in Neem. One of our most popular products found in pharmacies.”
Try Benton’s Snail Bee High Content Essence
By Style Story
Lauren from boutique Korean beauty store, Style Story, shared with us the benefits of this essence:
“It contains Korean Beauty's favourite ingredient for treating acne and acne scars, snail secretion filtrate (snail mucin). Snail Bee Essence works to brighten skin, improve skin tone, increase collagen production and target wrinkles and is also certified cruelty-free by PETA.
The star ingredient - snail secretion filtrate - contains skin-friendly antioxidants, proteins, elastin and glycolic acids. The other key ingredient, bee venom, contains a peptide that can assist in collagen production.”
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Sleep your way to great skin
A lot of repair work is done by your body overnight. Everything from the quality of your sleep to the materials you’re sleeping on can have an effect on the skin. To get the best sleep for your skin many professionals recommend sleeping on silk pillowcases. Here’s 3 ways they help:
1. It allows the skin to slide and not pull, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. This helps keep dry skin line free and is better for sensitive skin by avoiding rubbing and irritation.
2. It’s a natural fiber which allows your skin to breathe. Reducing sweat overnight helps to prevent pimples from forming and keeps impurities out of your pores.
3. It absorbs less moisture than traditional cotton which will help dry skin stay hydrated and prevent oily skin from leaving moisture on your pillow after a single night’s sleep.
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Another natural fibre which is popular for bedding is bamboo. Bamboo pillow covers and sheet sets will be highly breathable preventing sweat and moisture. If you struggle with breakouts on your body then a mattress cover may be the answer. Natural bamboo is the perfect choice for a mattress topper that reduces night sweats and helps to keep your skin clear all over.
This skin type is a tricky mix because it can be oily, dry or combination on top of the sensitivity. The sensitivity may even be caused by acne and frequent impurities in your skin. Using gentle products will help reduce irritation and redness and focusing on healing ingredients will bring back a radiant, healthy complexion.
Try Nature’s Botox AHA Hibiscus Masque
By Little Bliss Skincare
Melissa gave us the inside scoop on what makes this product amazing for sensitive and dry skin:
“Feeling a little dull? Enter the phytoactive powers of hibiscus! This masque is specifically formulated to firm, brighten, diminish breakouts, reduce redness, rough texture and dark spots. Organic Australian pink clay is high in silica, improving skin elasticity. Plus, it reduces irritation and inflammation, making it perfect for sensitive, mature skin.”
Plagued by flaky patches, fine lines and a dull complexion? You probably have dry skin. Handling dry skin sounds easy; you just add moisture. But skin is a living thing and it doesn’t always want to do what’s right for it. Luckily, many products include ingredients and essential vitamins designed for rehydration.
Try Black Sesame Seed Oil
Mituri shared with us all the benefits of their skin oil:
“Our Black Sesame Seed Oil is great for re-hydrating the skin and is extremely good at treating dryness. An excellent source of Vitamin E, A and B (except B-12), Black Sesame Seed Oil protects the skin from 45% of the Sun’s UV rays.”
The Holy Grail Moisturiser
As we said before, all skin types need a good moisturiser in their routine. Used day and night the right product will keep your skin balanced and looking fresh. A lightweight, fragrance free and natural skincare product is going to suit every skin type to a tee.
Try Soroci Morning Drizzle Calming Cream
By Style Story
Lauren let us in on the secret ingredients that make this product so versatile:
“This is a moisturiser for sensitive, normal, oily and combination skin types. The star ingredients, sodium hyaluronate and beeswax, work to hydrate the skin, while adenosine reduces inflammation and promotes healthy cell function. The formula contains no artificial fragrances. The cream has a light, smooth texture to it that is easily absorbed by the skin.”
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