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
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
- 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!