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What’s Your Skin Type? Your Ideal Routine.

Do you know your skin-type?

It can be tough enough to navigate the ever-growing world of beauty & skincare – with so many products out there today, half the battle is knowing how to choose or eliminate that trendy mask or serum based on your skin’s needs rather than your insta-feed…

How To Find Your Skin-Type

When we talk about our skin-type, we’re really just categorizing our skin based on its ability to produce and retain moisture & elasticity. Everyday factors like environment and lifestyle play a role in how our skin presents from day-to-day, but for the most part, our “type” is a mixture of genetics and hormones.


Wash & Wait

Wash your face, forego moisturizer and see how your skin fares on it’s own. After at least an hour, blot your forehead, cheeks, chin, and nose with blotting papers (toilet paper or tissue paper work too).

  • Large marks on blotting paper? You’ve got Oily Skin
  • Small marks, concentrated at T-Zone? Combination Skin
  • No oil marks on paper? You’ve got Dry Skin
  • Face is red, flaking, itchy? You’ve got Sensitive Skin

What Now?

Now that you know what type of skin you’ve got, it will be easier than ever to show it the right kinds of love & bring out its healthiest, glowy-est version.


Skincare Tips For Oily Skin

  • Go Easy On Acne – Our skin produces oils to protect its dermal barrier – the thin layer that prevents bacteria & toxins from entering our bloodstream. Nix products that are too hard on skin, like high-concentration alcohol and products containing peroxide, that can cause your skin to ramp up its own oil production to protect itself.
  • Detoxify Naturally – Instead, opt for skincare with naturally detoxifying ingredients like Charcoal or Green Tea which help your skin detoxify without drying out the skin too much.
  • Watch Out For Endocrine Disruptors – Excess oil production is well-linked to hormonal imbalance. Check out this post to learn how you can eliminate hormone-disrupting chemicals from your routine.
  • Looking for a little extra detox? Use steam or a warm washcloth to open pores before your next mask or treatment.

Skincare Tips For Combination Skin


Skincare Tips For Dry Skin


Skincare Tips For Sensitive Skin

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How to Determine Your Skin Type