Know your skin
The first step in skincare is knowing what your skin needs and how it can change due to circumstances, lifestyle and seasons.Your skin is the largest organ in the body and unlike your other organs it is exposed to the outside elements.Therefore it is vital to use the correct cleansers and treatments on your skin otherwise you can cause more dryness, extra sensitivity or excessive oilness and breakouts.
Every persons skin is unique and most have a combination of different conditions so here are some ways you can determine what your skin type is.
The Bare Skin Test
Using a gentle cleanser without any harsh chemicals or alcohol or perfume wash your face thoroughly. After about 1/2 hour analyse your skin and look for any red patches, dryness and tightness. Can you see oily areas. You can then see on the whole whether your skin is mainly dry, oily or sensitive. It is a good idea to do this every few months or when seasons change as your skins needs may need to be adjusted.
Dry Skin :
Dry skin can feel tight throughout the day, and may experience noticeable flaking. Dry skin is largely due to genetics, environmental factors such as lifestyle & diet, hormonal changes, and climate. Dehydration is also a leading cause of dry skin, so drinking plenty of water and avoiding diuretics like alcohol and caffeine can make a significant difference in how your skin feels and looks. As dry skin needs TLC use our Bliss Cleanser that cleanses without strippingand our best selling Bliss for Your Skin with gorgeous hydarting plumping ingredients.
Oily Skin :
Oily skin looks shiny and can have enlarged pores blackheads and breakouts. It can be prone to sensitivity and pigmentation from scarring. It is important to BALANCE the skin and not to strip it which can cause more outbreaks. To remove excess sebum and dead skin cells it is important to use our award winning Organic Heavenly Exfoliator. Our Purifying Serum contains tea tree oil which works as an antiseptic and citrus which absorbs excess oil. Calming, purifying and healing.
Combination Skin :
Combination Skin normally has both of the above with an oily t zone and dry cheeks. There can also be some sensitivity on the cheeks or around the nose too. The best product to use for this skin type is our award winning Little Pot of Heaven. It nourishes the dry areas with Frankincense, Persian Rose and balances the oily zone with Grapeseed Oil. Use in combination with either our Rebalancing or Bliss Cleansers and don't forget to use the Organic Heavenly Glow a couple of times a week.
Sensitive Skin :
Sensitive skin can be the most challenging to treat as you need to investigate which ingredients can cause reactions and inflammation. It is always useful to patch test and introduce products gently. Our formulas are non-irritating and non-sensitizing and free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA or TEA, as these ingredients can result in redness and itchiness. We recommend a small amount of either our Rebalancing or Bliss Cleanser in combination with our Calming Serum combining healing Calendula. Lavender and German Chamomile.