Our Guide To Creating A Healthy Skincare Routine | Beauty Emporium

What’s Your Skin Type?
You’ve heard the the hype about normal, oily, dry, combination, or sensitive skin types. But which one do you have? Your skin type can change with age and your environment. Younger people are more likely than older people to have a normal skin type, and as you age your skin can become dryer. Pollution, climate and work stress can also reek havoc on the health of your skin.

Your skin type is dependent on a few main factors:
      - How much water is in your skin, which affects comfort and elasticity
      - How oily your skin is, which affects softness
      - How sensitive your skin is


      Identifying a NORMAL SKIN Type
      Not too dry and not too oily, normal skin has:
          - No blemishes or few skin imperfections
          - No severe sensitivity
          - Barely visible pores
          - A radiant complexion

          Suggested skincare routine for Normal Skin
          AM
          - Cleanser
          - Toner
          - Moisturiser with SPF

          PM
          - Makeup Remover
          - Cleanser
          - Toner
          - Antioxidant Serum
          - Moisturiser

          Extend with:
          - Masks
          - Spot Treatments


          Identifying a COMBINATION SKIN Type
          Your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (forehead, chin and nose). Many people have this type. It may need slightly different care in different areas.

          Combination skin can have:
              - Enlarged pores
              - Blackheads
              - Shiny skin around T-zones
              - Normal to dry cheeks

              Suggested skincare routine for Combination Skin
              AM
              - Cream Cleanser
              - Toner
              - Lightweight Moisturiser with SPF

              PM
              - Micellar Water
              - Cream Cleanser
              - AHA/BHA Serum
              - Retinol Serum
              - Lightweight Moisturiser

              Extend with:
              - Masks
              - Treatments Oil

                Identifying a DRY SKIN Type
                You skin may have:
                    - Few visible pores
                    - Dull, rough complexion
                    - Red or flaky patches
                    - Your skin is less elastic
                    - More visible lines

                    Dry skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If it’s very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms and legs.

                    Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:
                        - Your genes a.k.a. your DNA
                        - Aging or hormonal changes
                        - Weather such as wind, hot sun or cold climates
                        - Ultraviolet (UV) radiation
                        - Indoor heating
                        - Long, hot showers and baths
                        - Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics or cleansers
                        - Medications

                        Our tips to help dry skin:
                            - Shorter showers and baths, no more than once daily
                            - Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers
                            - Don't scrub while bathing or drying
                            - Smooth on a rich moisturiser after bathing. Ointments and creams may work better than lotions for dry skin. Reapply as needed throughout the day
                            - Use a humidifier, and don't let indoor temperatures get too hot
                            - Wear gloves when using cleaning agents, solvents, or household detergents

                            Suggested skincare routine for Dry Skin
                            AM
                            - Cleansing Lotion
                            - Toner
                            - Antioxidant Serum
                            - Moisturiser with SPF

                            PM
                            - Cleansing Lotion
                            - Toner
                            - Retinol Serum
                            - Eye Cream
                            - Hydrating Moisturiser

                            Extend with:
                            - Peels
                            - Treatment Oil


                            Identifying an OILY SKIN Type

                            You may have:
                            - Enlarged visible pores
                            - Dull or shiny, thick and pale skin complexion
                            - Blackheads, pimples or other blemishes

                            Your skin oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather.
                            Things that can cause or worsen it include:

                            - Puberty or other hormonal imbalances
                            - Stress
                            - Heat or too much humidity

                            Our tips to help oily skin:

                            - Wash no more than twice a day or after you sweat a lot
                            - Use gentle cleansers and don't scrub
                            - Don't pick or squeeze pimples as they'll take longer to heal or cause scars
                            - Look for the word noncomedogenic on skin care products and cosmetics. This means it won’t clog pores.

                            Suggested skincare routine for Oily Skin
                            AM
                            - Cream Cleanser
                            - Hydrating Gel
                            - Toner
                            - Antioxidant Serum
                            - Lightweight Moisturiser with SPF

                            PM
                            - Micellar Water / Oil-based cleanser
                            - AHA/BHA Serum
                            - Retinol Serum
                            - Eye Gel
                            - Lightweight Moisturiser

                            Extend with:
                            - Masks
                            - Spot Treatments


                            Identifying a SENSITIVE SKIN Type

                            It can show up as:

                            - Redness
                            - Itching
                            - Burning
                            - Dryness

                            If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them. There are many possible reasons, including allergies and climate conditions but often it's in response to an ingredient in a particular skin care product, so always patch test new products before using.

                            Suggested skincare routine for Sensitive Skin
                            AM
                            - Cleansing Lotion
                            - Alcohol-free Toner
                            - Face Mist
                            - Lightweight Scent-free Moisturiser with SPF

                            PM
                            - Micellar Water
                            - Cleansing Gel
                            - Alcohol-free Toner
                            - Mandelic Acid Serum
                            - Eye Gel
                            - Lightweight Scent-free Moisturiser

                            Extend with:
                            - Gel Masks
                            - Lactic Acid Serum


                            The Basics of Good Skin Care

                            No matter what your skin type is, these tips will keep it looking its best and you feeling great.

                            - Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays
                            - Avoid direct sunlight and wear a hat and sunglasses
                            - Don't smoke
                            - Stay hydrated throughout the day
                            - Wash your skin gently but thoroughly every day and never wear makeup to bed
                            - Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!!!
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