Know your skin type
Knowing your skin type will help you to determine which products are best for you to use.
Typically, there are several skin types;
Oily skin is characterised by shine, possible blemishes and uneven skin texture. Oily skin is caused by excess sebum production which is when your skin produces more oil than it should.
There is no specific ‘cure’ for oily skin but creating a gentle skincare routine helps to balance your complexion.
Dry skin is dehydrated, often with patches of scaly, peeling or irritated skin. Dry skin types need moisture to restore their complexion. Some dry skin types may suffer from redness.
Mature skin is likely to have fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, dark spots or pigmentation. Mature skin can also be dry due to a loss of moisture as you age.
Sensitive skin types may have dryness, extreme irritation, redness, peeling, itching or/and stinging. Sensitive skin can also be oily, combination or mature.
Normal to combination skin may seem practically perfect, with a little oil in the t-zone or with slight dry patches. Normal to combination skin still requires care, especially if there are dry or oily patches.
Once you know your skin type, you can select products which aim to give you enhanced results. For example, if you have dry skin, use moisturising products. If you have mature skin, using retinol or vitamin C will help.