Identifying the skin you're in


We're all pretty much aware that moisturising is key in your daily skin routine. Drugstore or high-end it's something you should never forget to do! I know ladies, those nights we get home and 'forget' to remove our makeup after a long day of wearing it means we might forget to cleanse and moisturise - more the reason to make sure your moisturiser is a gooden!

There are typically 5 different skin type groups: Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive. If you use the wrong type of moisturiser (generally any product on your face) you could possibly be doing your skin no favours. 

What to look out for? *

Normal - An even skin tone with no flaking or sheen.
Dry - Your skin is often itchy, red, flaky, or generally tight.
Oily - Large pores and a sheen that develops quickly after you’ve cleansed.
Combination - An oily T-zone (that’s your forehead, nose, and chin) alongside drier skin on the cheeks.
Sensitive - You’re often prone to acne or other skin irritations.

I find there are some particular brands that I've tried in the past that have a good variety of products for different skin types. Brands like La Roche Posay which is easily found in Boots or online. It's a little pricier than some moisturisers, but isn't quite like a high-end price tag. 

An old friend of mine messaged me on my Facebook page "I need some help! I need a good face moisturiser as I've tried a day one and a night one and it's not working! I seem to have like a dry patch on my face and exfoliating hasn't touched it/ worked"

I'm by no means an expert in skin care, but I can certainly advise on my own experiences. I find La Roche Posay Hydreane Riche worked wonders on my skin when I had some nasty dry bumpy skin appear on my forehead and cheeks. It was a nightmare, no other moisturiser I was using would soak into my skin. I purchased this on a whim and was so pleasantly surprised it worked. I would apply it fairly thick when I was about to go to bed, then a lot lighter in the morning with plenty of time to soak in before applying makeup.

I also suggest that you don't over exfoliate, otherwise that could upset your skin too. Avoid using exfoliates that have those little beads in. Maybe give your skin a break and exfoliate once a week? I also recommend having no makeup days as much as you can if you aren't planning to go anywhere on your days off from work.

I really hope this helps for my friend and anyone else who is interested in skin care!

This post has not been sponsored by La Roche Posay.


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