There are several skin types and often our skin combines characteristics from a few of them. Here we have created 7 different skincare routines for all skin types to help you choose the right products based on your own skin type. Scroll down to find your specific skin type and the products we recommend, as well the sequence with which you use them.
Normal skin is well-balanced skin (not too oily, not too dry). So you experience few to no blemishes, no sensitivity, no visible pores, and balanced hydration levels. As far as skincare products go, you can use pretty much everything and experiment to find what products work to keep your skin’s condition.
Oily skin has an over-production of oil/sebum. Typical characteristics include shininess, excess oil, large and visible pores, blackheads and whiteheads, and occasional acne. If you have oily skin you need to avoid using heavy oils on your skin and choose non-comedogenic products. Your goal is to cleanse properly and use products that balance oil production and moisturize the skin.
Dry skin lacks moisture and lipids and is a result of lack of oil production. Your skin will look pale, occasionally red, and feel tight, dry, and flaky. Sometimes, it may also itch. Dry skin is also sensitive to environmental factors, e.g. sun exposure, wind, cold temperature etc. It is more prone to lines and wrinkles. Your top priority will be to add moisture and use products that reinforce the skin’s natural moisture barrier to prevent moisture loss and future aging.
Combination skin can be normal/dry or normal/oily. We recommend that you follow the skincare routine for dry skin if you have normal/dry skin and the routine for oily skin if you have normal/oily skin.
Also called reactive skin, it is sensitive to environmental factors and your psychological status. Your skin is sensitive to the touch, becomes red easily, is often itchy, has uneven texture and dry patches, and is easily irritated for example after taking a shower, when it comes in contact with water, or when you use harsh skincare. People with rosacea and/or allergies often have sensitive skin. Your primary goal is to keep your skin well hydrated using simple, hypoallergenic, and mild products suitable for sensitive skin.
Acne skin is often troubled with blemishes, whiteheads, and blackheads. Acne is not a skin type per se as it can be present in all other skin types, predominantly in oily skin. Many factors can cause acne and it is important to consult your dermatologist if you have cystic or severe forms of acne that are chronic. Your skincare needs to be simple, tailored to address all the issues that can be caused by acne: pimples, inflammation, redness, dryness, itchiness, and sensitivity.
We define (anti)aging skin as skin that shows the first signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, and the start of loss of elasticity (people in their mid 30s to late 40s). Your main priority will be to use anti-aging skincare that helps fade fine lines, provides intense hydration, provides anti-oxidant benefits, and plump the skin; everything you need to do to delay the aging process!
If you are 50 or over then your skin can be defined as mature. At this age, skin has lines and some deep wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and potentially aging/sun spots. The goal is to restore some youthfulness to the skin with products that smooth out wrinkles, enhance collagen production for improved elasticity, and reduce hyper-pigmentation, while also providing the necessary moisture (mature skin tends to become dry).
The above are recommended skincare routines for every skin type. Feel free to use products from other categories, according to your own personal needs. Remember, there are no rules in skincare. Just what works for you and your skin.