What Skin Type Are You?

Which skin type are you?

 

Cause I’m all about that skin, bout that skin...

One thing that everyone should know is what type of skin type they are. Knowing this information is important because it informs your decisions when purchasing skincare and cosmetic products, as well as what your skincare regime should be. Your skin type can change over time so it’s good to have a think about it every few years and see if you have noticed any differences in how your skin looks.

Skin type is often determined by a few different factors:

  • Water content
  • Oil content
  • Sensitivity

There are four common skin types, which each have unique signs so that you can determine which type applies to you: 

Oily Skin – an overproduction of oil which can clog pores and encourage skin conditions

  • Shiny, thick complexion
  • Prone to blackheads, pimples and skin conditions such as acne
  • Enlarged pores

Recommendation – My Activated Charcoal Body Scrub.

I contain exfoliating ingredients to help wash away excess oil and grime. Activated charcoal and kaolin powder can absorb more than one hundred times their weight and can help to restore the natural balance of oil on your skin. Finally, jojoba oil can help to reduce the oily nature of your skin as it is the closest plant oil to your skin’s oil and does not leave a residue. 

Dry Skin – an underproduction of oil which can leave skin flaky and irritated

  • Dull complexion
  • Flaky, red patches
  • Skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis
  • Itchiness
  • Less elasticity making wrinkles and dark circles more noticeable

Recommendation – My Raw Cacao Body Scrub

I help to target dry patches by gently exfoliating away dead or flakey skin. I can also help to address dry patches by removing any bacteria and hydrating the skin with nourishing plant based oils. Raw cacao powder is an antioxidant super house which can help to reduce the processes that cause free radicals and help to balance out the surface of your skin. 

Combination Skin – a little bit oily in spots and a little bit dry in spots which can call for different products for different areas. Common oily spots can be the t-zone and the chin.

  • A combination of the signs seen with both oily and dry skin types
  • Visible pores
  • Blackheads and pimples only in specific areas

Recommendation – My Green Tea Body Scrub

I contain exfoliating ingredients to help softly scrub away dry skin and bacteria. The green tea powder aims to soothe and replenish skin, helping to soothe irritated areas. This scrub contains three nourishing oils, including jojoba and coconut oil, which combine to help hydrate dry skin and also help to balance out oily skin. 

Normal Skin – The Goldilocks of skin types, not too oily and not too dry – it’s just right.

  • No sensitivity to cosmetic or skincare products
  • Rarely have imperfections or skin conditions
  • Even skin tone
  • Pores are not easily visible

Recommendation – All of my body scrubs!

Buddy Scrub aims to suit the masses and the combination of my many natural ingredients help to address issues that people can experience with their skin. Try me out for yourself…once you’ve had a taste of your ‘friend with benefits’ it will be hard to go back!

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Weekend Pamper Session

As a scrub, I always love a long pamper session with a gorgeous gal and I know that the weekend is your prime opportunity to spend some quality time on your skin – and with me of course!

After a long working week, the weekend is a great time to relax and pamper yourself. Whether it’s to prepare for a night out or just to feel rejuvenated for the new week, giving your skin some extra TLC is well worth it. Not only will you be left feeling fresh and confident, but your skin will be less likely to harbour bacteria, excess oil and clogged pores.

So here are Buddy Scrub’s tips on having a weekend pamper session:

 

  1. Wash off the week – the first step to prepping for your skincare routine is to hop into the shower or bath to clean your skin. The warm water of a shower or bath helps to open up your pores and allows you to get out some of the gunk that might be trapped.
  2. Squeaky clean – while in the shower or bath, use a good quality body wash to cleanse your skin and remove any excess bacteria or oil. A body wash that is all natural is recommended to avoid adding chemicals to your skin which can be absorbed. Be sure to also wash your face with a facial cleanser and remove any makeup from the day.
  3. Scrub a dub dub – a pamper session wouldn’t be the same without a scrub involved. Exfoliate your skin to help remove any fake tan residue, dead skin, dirt or bacteria. Exfoliating also helps to give your pores a deeper clean after they have been opened up from your shower/bath. Scrubbing at least once a week helps to keep your skin healthy and less likely to develop skin conditions so it is perfect for a weekend pamper session. You can cosy up with me for the night and choose from – Raw Cacao, Green Tea or Activated Charcoal Body Scrubs.
  4. Mask it – after you have completed the above steps, it is time to towel dry your face and body. Apply a clay based face mask which will help to absorb any remaining dirt or bacteria from your pores and also help to close pores up again. Leave the face mask on for the recommended time and then remove with a washcloth and warm water.
  5. Smooth as a baby’s… - The final step to your pampering session is to moisturise your face and body. This can be done with a natural moisturiser product or with a natural body oil. Moisturising helps to rehydrate your skin following the above procedure and will keep your skin looking soft and smooth.

 

Then, it’s time to show off your radiant weekend glow xxx

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Introducing my new Activated Charcoal Body Scrub!

 

Who doesn’t like a good detox? Well put your strange looking kale juices aside and get your hands on my new Activated Charcoal Body Scrub. The activated charcoal has been treated with oxygen to make it more porous, and basically this means it can absorb over 250x its weight. Now picture the positive effects my scrub can have in absorbing nasties from the surface of your skin. Combined with exfoliating sugar and sea salt, as well as nourishing kaolin clay, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and jojoba oil, my Activated Charcoal Body Scrub is everything you need in a skincare product. Oh, and did I mention I leave you smelling like a peppermint candy cane?

Sugar is a gentle exfoliant which removes your dead skin cells and helps to enhance blood circulation to encourage the removal of toxins. Sugar is also a natural humectant which means that it helps to pull moisture from the air which can hydrate your skin. Sugar also helps to stimulate cell rejuvenation which can lead to smoother, youthful looking skin.

Sea salt is a more intense exfoliant for your skin and is great in removing dead skin cells. Salt is a natural detoxifier which can help to absorb toxins, leaving your skin feeling clean and healthy.

Activated Charcoal has been used as a natural detoxifier for over 3500 years. It has no known side effects and is often used for water purification and in hospitals to treat poisoning. Activated charcoal can bind to toxins and impurities in the skin and help them to be removed from the body. It is useful in treating skin conditions as it can draw out bacteria and toxins to help reduce the likelihood of developing acne and also soothe inflammation. It also helps to absorb bacteria that can be produced from sweat, which makes me a great post-exercise product.

Kaolin Clay has also been used for thousands of years to nourish the skin. Kaolin clay contains high levels of silica which helps to absorb oil on the skin, reducing the likelihood of developing pimples and leaving your skin soft and smooth. Kaolin clay is also thought to stimulate blood circulation which aids in the healing of skin conditions and promotes healthy looking skin.

Grape seed oil provides a great source of Vitamin E which is important for keeping your skin well moisturised. Grape seed oil also has some antiseptic qualities which can help to reduce the likelihood of developing skin blemishes.

Coconut oil is increasing in popularity and is a great source of moisturisation for your skin. It helps to keep your skin cell connection strong which can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or sagging. Coconut oil will naturally clear away any dirt, grime, or dead skin cells. It also assists in soothing your skin irritations, prolonging your tan and reducing the signs of ageing.

Jojoba oil is one of the oils most closely matched to the natural oil in the skin. Your skin produces wax esters which keep the skin hydrated and these wax esters diminish as you age. Jojoba oil produces these wax esters naturally and therefore gives your skin the much needed hydration that reduces with ageing. Jojoba oil also contains essential vitamins A, D and E, as well as Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids.

Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that helps to target the signs of ageing. Vitamin E does this by smoothing skin and reducing the signs of wrinkles, hydrating skin to improve skin elasticity and rejuvenating dry skin.

Peppermint Essential Oil  leaves your skin feeling fresh and smelling great…like a candy cane – YUM!

 

Get your hands on me here.

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Introducing my new Green Tea Body Scrub!

 

The time has come for me to spread my wings and adorn myself in a new outfit. Introducing my new Green Tea Body Scrub. Full of hydrating oils like coconut, grape seed and jojoba, and featuring the antioxidant powerhouse of green tea, this scrub will leave you soft and smooth and smelling of freshly cut limes. So let’s take a little look at what my Green Tea Body Scrub has to offer:

Sugar is a gentle exfoliant which removes your dead skin cells and helps to enhance blood circulation to encourage the removal of toxins. Sugar is also a natural humectant which means that it helps to pull moisture from the air which can hydrate your skin. Sugar also helps to stimulate cell rejuvenation which can lead to smoother, youthful looking skin.

Sea salt is a more intense exfoliant for your skin and is great in removing dead skin cells. Salt is a natural detoxifier which can help to absorb toxins, leaving your skin feeling clean and healthy.

Coconut oil is increasing in popularity and is a great source of moisturisation for your skin. It helps to keep your skin cell connection strong which can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or sagging. Coconut oil will naturally clear away any dirt, grime, or dead skin cells. It also assists in soothing your skin irritations, prolonging your tan and reducing the signs of ageing.

Grape seed oil provides a great source of Vitamin E which is important for keeping your skin well moisturised. Grape seed oil also has some antiseptic qualities which can help to reduce the likelihood of developing skin blemishes.

Jojoba oil is one of the oils most closely matched to the natural oil in the skin. Your skin produces wax esters which keep the skin hydrated and these wax esters diminish as you age. Jojoba oil produces these wax esters naturally and therefore gives your skin the much needed hydration that reduces with ageing. Jojoba oil also contains essential vitamins A, D and E, as well as Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids.

Green Tea Leaf Powder / Dried Leaf contain anti-bacterial agents knows as catechins, which can help to suppress acne-causing bacteria. The well documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in green tea help to fight the processes that develop free radicals and can help to soothe the inflammation caused by acne or common skin conditions, as well as reduce the appearance of scars.

Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that helps to target the signs of ageing. Vitamin E does this by smoothing skin and reducing the signs of wrinkles, hydrating skin to improve skin elasticity and rejuvenating dry skin.

Essential oil leaves you smelling great…like fresh limes – YUM!

 

You can purchase my Green Tea Body Scrub by clicking here

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