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What's your skin type?

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Do you feel like you are constantly reaching for the oil blotting sheets or does your skin feel tight after cleansing and stays dry and flaky throughout the day?  

Discovering what type of skin you have can help you choose products that help your kanvas look natural radiant. There's a simple test to help you out and different approaches to skincare to follow once you find your match.

 

Put your skin to the test 

    • Dry: You don't need to blot around your nose and forehead to mop up excess oil throughout the day and your face stays mostly matte throughout the day.

    • Oily: Your face is shiny all over and there's oil on the tissue when you dab your face during the day. You may be prone to blackheads and breakouts due to overproduction of the oil-producing glands.

    • Normal: You rock a #naturalglow all day long. Your skin isn't overly shiny, nor does it feel tight or dry after cleansing, and you need to blot oil only occasionally, if ever.

    • Combination: The tissue sticks only in your T-zone (forehead and down your nose to your chin).

    • Sensitive: If you are easily irritated by the sun or certain cosmetic products and are prone to redness, itchy patches, or blotchy skin, you likely have sensitive skin

    • Ageing skin/sun damaged: If enjoy spending a lot of time in the sun, as you age you may notice visible wrinkles, age spots, a leathery texture and broken capillaries.

Caring for your skin

Oily Skin

Did you know that oils keep the skin plump which allows fewer wrinkles to form? Oily skin is common in young women but as you age, you may find that it becomes drier, especially after 35.

To take care of oily skin:

  • Wash with a gentle non-foaming cleanser such as Purified

  • Exfoliate twice weekly with a gentle scrub such as Polished

  • Only a light, rather than heavy, moisturiser such as Sol

  • For blush and bronzers, look for powders rather than liquid 

  • Look for oil-free foundations

 

Dry Skin

If your face feels tight, especially after cleansing, you're in need of moisture. You may notice that your skin becomes drier as you get older. This skin fluctuation can be attributed to hormones. Dry skin has a tendency toward fine wrinkles, flaking and red patches. 

To take care of dry skin:

  • Wash with a gentle non-foaming cleanser such as Purified

  • Exfoliate twice weekly with a gentle scrub such as Polished

  • Use a creamy moisturiser with oils and butters such as Luna Vitality

  • Slather on primer under your foundation to plump up the skin 

  • A hydrating toner spray Harmony will help moisturise your skin as the day wears on

  • If you live in a dry environment, use a humidifier in your office and bedroom to keep the skin from drying out.

 

Combination/Normal Skin

Combination or "normal" skin tends to have medium pores, a smooth and even texture, good circulation, and a healthy colour. Treat T-zone in a different manner than your drier spots.

To take care of combination/normal skin:

  • Wash with a gentle non-foaming cleanser such as Purified

  • Exfoliate twice weekly with a gentle scrub such as Polished to remove dead skin cells

  • Use Harmony all over your face once you've washed it to keep oil at bay and hydrate your skin

  • On drier parts, use a creamy moisturiser with oils and butters such as Luna Vitality and on oily parts use moisturiser such as Sol

 

    Sensitive Skin

    If you are easily irritated by the sun or certain cosmetic products and are prone to redness, itchy patches, or blotchy skin, you likely have sensitive skin.

    To care for sensitive skin:

    • Wash with a gentle non-foaming cleanser such as Purified

    • Exfoliate twice weekly with a gentle scrub such as Polished to remove dead skin cells

    • Use Harmony all over your face once you've washed it to keep oil at bay and hydrate your skin

    • Use a lotion that assists to treat blemishes and redness, whilst adding moisture to your skin such as The Limelight

     

    Ageing or Sun-Damaged Skin

    It's a natural experience as we age or enjoy spending a lot of time in the sun, but as you age you may notice visible wrinkles, age spots, a leathery texture and broken capillaries.

    To care for ageing skin:

    • Wash with a gentle non-foaming cleanser such as Purified

    • Exfoliate twice weekly with a gentle scrub such as Polished to remove dead skin cells

    • Use Harmony all over your face once you've washed it to keep oil at bay and hydrate your skin

    • Apply sunscreen daily, it's vital to protect your skin and prevent further damage

    • Consider using moisturisers and heavy creams with oils and butters to plump up your fine wrinkles such as Luna Vitality

    • Retinol (Vitamin A), such as The Foundation, can do wonders for your skin tone and can smooth some fine wrinkles.

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