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Taking care of your skin is essential for a healthy and radiant complexion. However, with so many different facial skin types and concerns, it can be challenging to determine the right skincare routine. In this blog, we will demystify skincare by exploring various skin types and providing valuable tips on how to care for each type. Whether you have normal, dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin, we’ve got you covered. Let’s get to understanding your skin type!

Normal Skin: No Issue, But Don’t Neglect It

Feels comfortable, no oily residue when dabbing skin with a tissue and no tightness, redness or inflammation.

Normal skin may seem nice and easy,  but it still requires proper care to maintain its balance and radiance. A gentle cleanser and refreshing moisturiser will keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Dry & Dehydrated Skin: Nourish and Hydrate

Signs of dryness include a flaking skin, a rough feel, redness  or a tight sensation.

If you struggle with dry and dehydrated skin, you should be using non-drying  cleansers and rich moisturisers to incorporate nourishing oils, which will  help you restore moisture and achieve a supple complexion.

Oily and/or Acne-Prone Skin: Balancing Act

Signs of oiliness include shiny skin, oily residue when dabbing skin with a tissue, larger-looking pores, blackheads, whiteheads & pimples.

For those with oily or acne-prone skin, finding the right products can be a game-changer. Your skin needs gentle cleansers, hydrating (but not oily) moisturisers, and treatment products that can help clear acne and help prevent breakouts,  like our Clear Skin Gel and African Potato Cream.

Combination Skin: Addressing Diverse Needs

Dry skin or a tight feeling on the cheeks and an oily T-panel with an oily residue when dabbing skin with a tissue.

Combination skin can be tricky to navigate, with some areas being dry while others are oily. Finding the right balance through appropriate cleansers, lightweight moisturisers, and treatments to address different concerns simultaneously..

Sensitive Skin: Gentle Care for Delicate Complexions

Itchy skin, redness, inflammation, raised bumps or spots

Sensitive skin requires extra care and attention to avoid irritation and inflammation. It’s important to use products that are gentle on the skin but still effective in keeping your skin healthy.

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In Conclusion…

By demystifying skincare and providing insights into different skin types, we hope to empower you to make informed choices and develop a personalised skincare routine. Remember, your skin deserves the best care, and with the right knowledge and products, you can achieve the healthy and beautiful skin you desire. We hope this helped you with Let’s get to understanding your skin type!

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