Good morning, hope you are all having a good weekend and enjoying the lovely weather.
One of the most important things I have learnt when it comes to skincare is that figuring out what type of skin you have. Once you figure it that out you can find products that work best for you.
It is not as daunting or time consuming as you may think. Many skincare counters such as Origins and kheils offer skincare consultations or skin test. These tell you your skin type as well as recommendations from people in the business.
I am not saying you have to spend a lot of money. Although, I would encourage you to invest well in your skincare you are under no obligation to buy anything recommended so it is worth going even just to get some advice!
Skincare types can feel daunting so here are the three main ones
Normal - dry skin - This is closest to my skin type (I have normal to dehydrated skin) this is where the majority of your skin is normal with a few dry patches. Moisturising and exfoliating regularly is key for this, especially in the winter. I found this help in keeping my skin on the normal side and stops flaky skin appearing in the dry areas. This skin type can usually get away with most products. My favourites is Origins energy boosting moisturiser as it is light and hydrating at the same time.
Oily - Combination - I use to have this skin type. It is when you have oily areas (usually the t-zone) and the rest is soft and not oily. There are certain moisturisers and cleansers targeted for this in order to keep the oiliness at bay as well looking after the rest of your skin. Liz Earle's cleanse and polish works quite well in my experience.
Oily Skin - This one I have the least personal experience with but is quite common. One thing to remember is you need to moisturise. Your skin still needs looking after, There are many oil free formulas out there to use. If you are unsure on how to deal with that you can ask the assistant who should know more about the product.
Skin is about s personal as you can get. in these types you can get other problems such as a acne or breakouts and things.
I am no skincare specialist though and if you want to know more I would highly recommend you go to Caroline Hirrons blog or a skincare counter.
In the meantime, I hope this helped you become less confused.
Lots of love