A personalised routine for your skin type

A personalised routine for your skin type

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So if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen I’ve been asking what your skin types are on there with my ask me anything’s. There is a reason for this. Different skin types are more prone to different skin concerns, and when it comes to lifestyle and skincare solutions, they also require different treatments. 


Fortunately, though, my products work across all skin types as they work from within. But when it comes to any extra steps you wish to take beyond the vitamins to help with your concerns, we definitely need to take different approaches for different skin types. 


Having a solid understanding of your skin type is crucial for selecting appropriate skin care products and developing a routine that addresses your specific needs. Factors like age, climate, and lifestyle are factors that have a huge influence on your skin and its needs and are typically in a state of constant change.


Here’s a little breakdown of the 5 most common skin types, what they are most typically prone to and what are some great ways of managing them;


Normal Skin:

Characteristics: Well-balanced, not too oily nor too dry.

Concerns: Normal skin types are less prone to issues, but they may still experience occasional dryness, oiliness, or sensitivity. These can often be affected by the weather seasons, hormones and travel.


How to maintain your Normal Skin:

Start with a balanced Diet. Eating a well-balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can support normal skin health. Nutrients like vitamins C and E, probiotics, and omega-3 fatty acids contribute to skin vitality. My Perfect Skin Kit combines all of these ingredients to keep your skin nourished, bright & clear!

Now it is also imperative that you drink enough water, it helps maintain skin elasticity and a radiant complexion.


Oily Skin:

Characteristics: Excess sebum (oil) production, often shiny or greasy appearance.

Concerns: Prone to acne, blackheads, and enlarged pores. May also be susceptible to blemishes and a shiny complexion.


How to maintain your Oily Skin:

Use a mild, non-comedogenic cleanser to remove excess oil without stripping the skin. Harsh cleansers can trigger more oil production, so it's important to strike a balance. Surprisingly, oil based cleansers can be great for your skin type. You should also look to include ingredients like White Oak bark, Vitamin A, Witch Hazel Leaf, and White Willow Bark Extract in your supplement regime as they help to regulate the body’s sebum production, helping to manage oily skin from within. The Acne Cleanse capsules are your perfect partner if you have oily skin.


Dry Skin:

Characteristics: Lacks moisture, and may feel tight or rough.

Concerns: Prone to flakiness, redness, and fine lines. Dry skin can be more susceptible to irritation and may show signs of premature aging.


How to maintain your Dry Skin:

Moisturize Regularly by applying a rich, hydrating moisturizer to lock in moisture and prevent dryness. Look at supplementing with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamins B3 & B5 as they help to protect, nourish & repair the skin barrier. The Perfect Skin Kit provides all of these compounds to your skin and helps increase your water intake, further hydrating your skin from within.

Also, avoid hot water as it can strip the skin of its natural oils, exacerbating dryness. Use lukewarm water when cleansing and bathing to prevent further moisture loss.


Combination Skin:

Characteristics: A mix of oily and dry areas, often an oily T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and drier cheeks.

Concerns: Combination skin may experience both acne and dryness. The challenge is addressing both issues without exacerbating either.


How to maintain your Combination Skin:

Targeted Skincare will be a key factor in maintaining this skin type. Use different products for oily and dry areas. For example, a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer for the T-zone and a richer moisturizer for the drier areas can help balance the skin.

With Combination Skin, you really must stick to a consistent skincare routine tailored to combination skin. Ingredients like Niacin (for oil production), Willow Bark (for unclogging pores), and White Tea Extract (for its anti-inflammatory properties) will help to balance your skin type best. You can get all of these compounds in the Perfect Skin Kit.


Sensitive Skin:

Characteristics: Reactive to products or environmental factors, may be prone to redness and irritation.

Concerns: Sensitivity can lead to burning or stinging sensations, redness, and allergic reactions. Sun exposure, harsh skincare products, or certain ingredients may trigger discomfort.


How to maintain your Sensitive Skin:

Sensitive skin is often more susceptible to sun damage. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from UV rays and prevent sensitivity. Wear a hat whenever out in the sun and try to also cover up to avoid harmful UV rays. 

Looking after your gut health is also a key factor in maintaining sensitive skin. Good gut health helps with inflammation and sensitivity. Digestive enzymes, coupled with Vitamin C, antioxidants like Mangosteen Fruit Extract, and Gamma-Linolenic Acid (like Borage oil for its anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties) are key for supporting your sensitive skin. 

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with adequate sleep, stress management, and regular exercise can benefit skin health regardless of the type.

Talk soon,

K xx