SKIN TYPES

There is a difference between skin types and skin conditions.

Skin types are what you are born with. Skin conditions are what you can develop. 

If you are not treating your skin type correctly, you can develop conditions like dryness, sensitivity and acne.

Your individual skin type is not a one size fits all. What may work for your BFF, may not be the best product or solution for you. 

 

It is a common myth that we must decrease the appearance of oil on our skin or that using oil will cause acne breakouts. 

Fact: Not all oily skin types are acne prone, and not all acne prone skin is an oily skin type, but a development of a condition 

In my opinion, this misconception, along with incorrect skin care products, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities, poor lifestyle choices, and too much time examining our pores in front of magnifyiing mirrors, is the cause of so many sensitive and inflammed skins today.

Good oil production and hydration is critical for optimum skin health. Overstripping our skin with harsh products will cause our sebaceous glands to go into overdrive. Period. When our skin is in true balance, it will produce a healthy amount of sebum.

This provides comforting moisture, along with our acid mantle barrier protection, allows for stretching and provides a healthy glow ... oh, and ppst...  it helps prevent premature aging. 

Treat your skin properly and let it do its job naturally.  

Embrace your oil and work with it. Your skin will thank you. Promise.

So what is YOUR skin type and how do YOU tell?

 

NORMAL SKIN

  • Clear, even skin

  • Healthy skin complexion with no dryness or tightness

  • Pores are clear, may be visible, but not large

  • Oil production in your skin is balanced. You may see a light sheen by about 2pm 

  • Moisture in skin is balanced with a healthy glow 

  • Exfoliate 2 x week with mechanical scrubs or enzyme peels 

COMBINATION SKIN

  • Most common skin type

  • Two different skin types: Oily/Normal skin in your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin); Normal or dry skin on your cheeks

  • May have blackheads, clogged pores and breakouts sometimes occur, specifically in the T-zone

  • Pores are usually visible through T-zone

  • Good oil production. Will see a sheen on the T-Zone by about 12-2pm 

  • Exfoliate 2-3 times a week, focusing on the T-Zone rather than cheeks. Mechanical (scrubs) or enzyme peels

OILY/ACNE PRONE

  • Shiny, oily complexion

  • Enlarged pores

  • Clogged pores, blackheads and frequent breakouts that may occur all over the face and neck

  • Thicker skin 

  • Will see a constant sheen, or earlier in the day 

  • Exfoliate up to  3 x per week. Can tolerate regular AHA products 

DRY AND OR MATURE

  • Dry and flaky

  • Skin often feels tight

  • Can become sensitive and red if not nourished or is exposed to harsh weather

  • Small pores with little to no oil production

  • Fine lines

  • May not have any sheen until end of day 

  • Exfoliate 1 x per week with an Enzyme or a Lactic exfoliator 

SENSITVE & ROSACEA

  • Skin is delicate and easily irritated

  • Skin is prone to redness, dryness and irritation

  • Flares up and can become blotchy through neck and chest too

  • Can be sensitive to heat, food, alcohol, excessive exercise 

  • No harsh or mechanical exfoliators should be used. 

  • Cool to lukewarm water when washing. No hot water, showers, baths, or saunas 

 

See what different skin types are saying about 24ct Botanical Beauty Elixir 

Maureen 50yrs

Yasmine

Sensitive/Rosacea  Skin

Normal Skin

Jessica 30 yrs

Oyeta 29 yrs

Dry Skin

Oily Skin

Belinda 28 yrs

Acne Prone & Sensitive Skin

Amanda 52 yrs

Burn injury and 3 weeks after injury using oil serum / Normal Mature Skin

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