How to find your skin type

Ah how weird, I thought about writing a blog post on skincare and an offer comes up on my favourite set!

Seriously though, I've been using skincare since I was about 15 maybe? I had acne on my forehead and a Sainsburys customer asked me if I should be working, in case my spots were contagious. Way to go, love! My mum witnessed it (she was my boss) and took me to Clinique not long after. Since then it's become a daily habit, and I cannot relax at night until I wash my face properly! Now people think I'm in my early twenties a lot, I really believe it's because of a proper skincare routine.

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So yes, I bang on about it all the time but it's important! I want everyone to have amazing skin, and it only takes 5 mins morning and night. ⠀⠀

There’s so much advice out there on what skincare to use now, it can be daunting and confusing. However, when you figure out your skin type you will know what products you need and don’t need. Our skin also changes a lot, so don’t hold on to the same products all the time, make sure you switch them up depending on how your skin feels.

Use the tips below to decide what your skin type it.

What’s my skin type?

Oily

  • Shiny appearance

  • Greasy/oily texture

  • Large, open pores

  • Blackheads and spots

Dry - skin type caused by genetics

  • Feels tight

  • Dry, flaky skin

  • Dull skin

  • Fine lines/wrinkles are enhanced

  • Caused by lack of oils

Dehydrated - skin condition caused by external elements

  • Feels tight

  • Dull skin

  • Dark under-eye circles

  • Itchiness

  • Fine lines/wrinkles are enhanced

  • Increased sensitivity

  • Caused by lack of water

Sensitive

  • stinging, itching, burning

  • redness, dryness, scaling, peeling, bumps, hives., rashes

I loooove my Arbonne skincare now, I switch between Calm and RE9 Anti-Ageing in my routine. I know people of all ages using this RE9 set and it's safe to say I will never want or need botox! Their skin is incredible. At the moment my skin is quite dehydrated, so I make sure to use a creamy cleanser, serum, moisturiser and once a week I will use a gentle exfoliator. Using a harsher exfoliator will strip the skin of any oils/moisture and make the dehydration worse. A toner will also dry out my skin so I don’t use that at the moment.

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Benefits of a skincare routine

I have had lots of clients over the last couple of years who admit not to having a skincare routine. When I start to do their makeup, I can really tell! If the skin is too dry or too oily, the makeup is harder to work in. It doesn’t sit quite right, and the makeup will not last as long as it should. I may need to apply more than you want, due to having to cover dullness or patchiness. I don’t actually like to use too much makeup as it can clog the pores, so when a client does have great skin I try and cover as little as possible to really show it off.

During your bridal trial, I will do a mini facial and recommend products best to use for your skin. Starting a skincare regime early is so important for your wedding day, and having your skin look it’s best will really pay off in your photos!

I’ll do a separate blog post soon to recommend what products are best for each skin type, and let you know the ingredients to avoid.