What is your skin state?

Defining your skin type is essential to take proper care of your face as it allows you to choose the appropriate products. Generally, the skin is defined in two ways; according to its type and its state.

The state of the skin is relevant to all skin types.  Your environment, the state can be temporary or become permanent.  The skin may lack radiance, be dehydrated and/or sensitive, display fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, a loss of firmness, or enlarged pores. Skin types, skin changes, and even aging skin can have a dramatic impact on your facial appearance. The difference between skin types and skin conditions comes down to the way it is treated. Your skin type will determine your daily facial routine. The makeup you wear, the lotion you use, and even what you consume directly affects your appearance. Your basic skin care needs are affected by the type of skin you have.

Acne-Prone Skin

While acne can develop during your teen years, some struggle with blemishes their entire lives. It can be the factors that cause acne are numerous such as your skin barrier health, hormones, and your diet.

How to solve.

With acne-prone skin, it’s important to exfoliate, reduce inflammation, and bring back a healthy balance to your skin barrier. Diet is very important, eat foods rich in omega fatty acids and stay hydrated Avoid sugars and greasy foods. Implementing a good mask, like our No. 47 Adzuki Bean Cleansing Grains with Botanicals of Rose Petals and Lavender which detoxes, exfoliates and cleans the skin is great for acne-prone skin. Using essential oils like tea tree and blue chamomile that heal and are anti-inflammatory, our No. 42 Blue Tansy Oil and No. 29 Prickly Pear + Maracuja Facial Serum - Acne and Blemish Serum

Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is characterized by flaky, sensitive and perhaps even painful skin. A lack of moisture is the most common tell-tale sign that your skin type is overly dry.

Dehydrated skin lacks moisture.  All skin types may become dehydrated, at least occasionally.

This skin state results in:

-  constant sensations of discomfort and localized or occasional tugging of the skin

-  fine lines and rough skin in the dehydrated areas

- a dull complexion, a lack of radiance

- “normal” sebum production in the T-zone

 Skin dehydration is exacerbated by factors such as age, the sun, and harsh cleansers,

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How to solve

Make sure your skincare routine includes botanical waters and not harsh toners with alcohol. We love our No. 27 Helichrysum, Rosehips and Hibiscus, organic water to hydrate the skin. Botanical and fatty acid-rich facial oils go deep into the skin epidermis to feed it rich lipids that assist with the skin’s first layer to retain water. Our No. 30 Botanical Facial Cleansing Oil is balanced and cleans the skin without being harsh.

Hyperpigmentation or Brown Spots

Pigmentation is a visible sign of sun damage, sun damage and over-exposure to harmful sun rays can usually cause hyperpigmentation.

How to Solve

To start, consistently apply a well-formulated sunscreen to treat skin with sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Next, a mild chemical exfoliation should be applied 2-3 times a week, followed by a series of stronger chemical peels administered by a well-trained aesthetician. We recommend Racquel at Rock Candy Aesthetics or Elise at Esthetique Facial Spa And finally, applying a serum containing vitamin C and skin rich in antioxidants, like vitamin C, can help brighten dark spots, such as our No. 31 Rosehip + Papaya Facial Serum - Hyperpigmentation and Blemish Oil.

Full Comprehensive Guide

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