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Skin types

Observe & attune

Identifying our skin type and observing the subtleties and changes throughout the body enables us to become more intuitive and thoughtful with our skincare choices. This knowledge can help us respond more compassionately over time as our skin naturally fluctuates. 

 
 
 
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Skin types

  • Oily / Blemish prone / Sensitive

  • Oily

  • Combination

  • Normal / Clear

  • Normal / Blemish prone

  • Normal / Sensitive

  • Dry

  • Dry / Mature

  • Dry / Sensitive / Mature



   

 
 

Oily / Blemish prone / Sensitive

Issues: This skin type is usually identified by inflamed skin, open pores and acne flare-ups as the body's over production of sebum leads to blocked pores and bacterial infections.

Influences: Our skin can be prone to shift to a more oily and sensitive state through periods of hormonal fluctuations, and regularly during the menstrual and premenstrual phases of a woman's monthly cycle.

Improvement: Harsh products can aggravate skin further. Focus on deep but gentle cleansing to remove any dirt which can cause infection. Seek naturally balancing treatments to help regulate natural oil production.

We recommend our Anti-blemish, Sensitive and Balancing blends.

Oily

Issues: Oily skin will often appear as shiny or greasy as sebum is produced excessively and lingers on the skins surface.

Influences: Sebum and lipid production is the body’s first defence to our environment. Supporting the skins natural oil production is key to healthy skin, but it can become unbalanced by hormonal fluctuations or interfered with by harsh products. 

Improvement: The steam from regular bathing and saunas helps open and clear pores. Seek balancing treatments with naturally regulating botanicals to help cleanse and renew.

We recommend our Balancing and Anti-blemish blends.

Combination

Issues: This skin type is identified by an oily, blemish prone T-Zone [forehead, nose & chin] while cheeks remain generally clear, dry and more matt in appearance.

Influences: While skin is generally in good and clear condition, hormonally induced flare-ups show in the T-Zone where sebum is produced in higher quantities and can lead to inflammation of our sebaceous glands. 

Improvement: Focus on healthy eating and keeping hydrated when your skin is more sensitive at times of flare-up. Regular and gentle cleansing and exfoliation will stimulate new cell turnover.

We recommend our Balancing, Sensitive and Anti-blemish blends.

 

 

Normal / Clear

Issues: Normal skin types are smooth and clear. Skin maintains its balanced p.H level and is generally identified by a blemish free complexion.

Influences: Normal skin will glow during the luteum and ovulating phases of a woman's monthly cycle as oestrogen is high and our complexions are boosted with collagen.

Improvement: It's easy to ignore clear and seemingly healthy skin but think about nurturing and nourishing it for the long term by using natural products rich in vitamins, omegas and essential fatty acids.

We recommend our Nourishing and Renewing blends.

Normal / Blemish prone

Issues: Occasional blemishes, often around the chin, disrupt an otherwise calm and healthy complexion.

Influences: During a woman's premenstrual and menstrual phases, sebum production is increased and can cause blocked pores. 

Improvement: Monthly and stress induced flare ups are a natural response to the hormonal changes in your body, but can be monitored and eased with soothing and anti-inflammatory rich botanicals. Avoid aggravating spots, which worsens them and can leave long term scarring.

We recommend our Anti-blemish and Renewing blends.

Normal / Sensitive

Issues: This skin type is generally identified by a good complexion but can be easily triggered by environmental factors and stress.

Influences: The symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and sensitive skin conditions can be especially reactive to stress through the third phase of our monthly cycle. 

ImprovementAvoid harsh and synthetic products which can aggravate skin and strip the naturally occurring, healthy properties. Use gentle treatments to heal and renew sensitive skin. Work towards a more relaxing, stress-free lifestyle.

We recommend our Sensitive and Nourishing and Anti-blemish blends.

 

 

Dry

Issues: Dry skin is often identified by dull, flaky skin and the tight sensation after cleansing.

Influences: Dry skin can appear especially tired and lifeless after menstruating while our bodies prepare for ovulation and during winter months. Over washing, or over use of products can dry out otherwise normal skin.

Improvements: Drink plenty of water and eat omega rich foods to keep skin hydrated, nourished and bright. Seek moisture rich treatments to deeply replenish and restore.  

We recommend our Nourishing blend.

Dry / Mature

Issues: Dry and ageing skin can be flaky with fine lines and wrinkles. Skin tone may be dull and pigmentation is common in ageing and tired skin.

Influences: As our bodies age we produce less sebum and collagen to protect and plump skin. Dehydration can exaggerate thinning and flakiness. Thin and dry skin can be further stressed by fluctuations in hormones and body temperature as your body shifts through the menopause. 

Improvements: Deeply hydrating and fortifying treatments full of essential fatty acids and vitamins will boost circulation, new cell turn over and will help brighten skin.

We recommend our Renewing and Nourishing blends.

Dry / Sensitive / Mature

Issues: As our skin has less support from naturally produced collagen, irritations and sensitivities can be easily triggered and linger longer.  

Influences: As our bodies age we produce less sebum and collagen to protect and plump skin. Dehydration can exaggerate this thinning, flakiness and susceptibility to environmental aggravators. Weakening blood vessels can reduce healthy circulation, slowing the healing process.

Improvements: Indulge in boosting, fortifying and firming treatments full of vitamin A and E to fortify and protect damaged skin.

We recommend our Sensitive, Renewing and Anti-blemish blends.