I think it is safe to say that we would all like healthy, soft, glowing skin, and with the plethora of skincare options available, this dream might not be so far away. However, the task of testing and sorting through everything on the market can be really exhausting – and costly!
There is a way to make skincare products really work for us! There will always be an element of trial and error with any new skincare item we try but we can be incredibly effective and smart with our approach.
Ever heard of personalized or customizable beauty? It is exactly as it sounds! Our skin care needs are just as unique as we are. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to how we care for and look after our skin. Taking into account your skin type, concerns, climate and even age, we can begin to design an effective routine that works for us.
Customizable beauty is starting to gain more notoriety in popular culture, there are quizzes you can take to help identify what products you need for your unique concerns. They can also assist you in building an effective routine. If you are interested in making your skincare products really work for you, I’ll break down the way to build your own personal skin care routine and what factors to consider.
Things to consider
Your skin care goals
This is where you get to list all the things you would like to achieve, whether it’s clear, acne-free skin, reduced dark spots, even skin tone, hydrated supple skin. This is completely up to you and your individual skin care desires.
Skin concerns/problem areas
Are you dealing with hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, dry skin or oiliness? Identify areas of your skin where skin concerns seem exacerbated. If you tend to suffer from acne scars or dark spots, we suggest trying our Brightening face serum. This product is high in Vitamins A and C, from Sea Buckthorn oil to help brighten acne scars and tone overall complexion.
Local Climate/ Environment
Our surroundings have a huge impact on the way our skin looks. Our internal environment also plays a role in the state of our skin. If you are stressed out, sleep- deprived or experiencing hormonal fluctuations, it will most likely manifest on your skin. Living in a busy, crowded city often means you are dealing with pollutants in the atmosphere which can lead to dull skin and clogged pores. We suggest trying our Exfoliating clay mask, formulated with Multani Mitti Clay to deep clean pores removing all impurities and Pineapple extract to gently exfoliate the skin’s surface.
Your skin type will dictate which products work effectively for you. Identify if you have Oily, Combination/Normal or Dry skin but be careful, all skin types can suffer from dehydration. Products formulated specifically for oily skin will work to target excess oil, aid in the reduction of sebum (Our skin’s natural oil) and assist with pore minimization. If you suffer from the above, we suggest our Oily Face Serum and Toner made with astringent oils to calm down inflamed skin. Products like this might be too abrasive for Dry or Normal skin types. If you suffer from Dry skin and are looking to help your skin retain moisture and suppleness, try our 15 Dry Skin | Face Oil. High in Vitamins A, B, C & E, your skin will thank you for giving it exactly what it needs.
Age & Skin Sensitivity
Are you dealing with mature skin? Are you more prone to redness or rosacea? Do you burn easily in the sun? These are all important questions to ask when gauging skin’s sensitivity and reactivity. Mature Skin showing signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles will need products specially formulated to target these concerns. Our Face Toner – Mature Dry Skin contains silk amino acids and antioxidants that are excellent for fighting all signs of aging as well as aid with the skins regeneration. For sensitive skin that is prone to inflammation and redness, try our Soothing Face Serum specially formulated with Chamomile and Patchouli oils to calm and condition the skin. This serum also contains naturally occurring ceramides to help repair and build your skin’s moisture barrier.
Answering these questions will give you a deeper understanding of your skin’s needs. You can also begin designing your routine based on these factors. What does your current skincare routine look like?