• Is Your Skin Type Really What You Think?
  • Is Your Skin Type Really What You Think?

    Think you know your skin type? Sorry, you’re probably wrong.

    The reality is, in the UK most women don’t know. This is less alarming when you consider that nearly two-thirds of women wear the wrong bra size!

    Just like our bra size, our skin type changes too and as a result we have to unlearn the habit of a lifetime – sticking to our ‘skin type’ and never deviating from it! Our skins change and respond to not only our inner-wellbeing and physical health but to our natural environment and lifestyle choices – thats before we even start talking about the weather, pollution, stress and the bottle of wine you’re thinking about drinking tomorrow night! One size-fits-all does not apply to your skin; your skin’s needs and condition change constantly, month after month, year after year.

    So what do you do, I hear you ask? Well, treat your skin with the respect it deserves; as a living organ. It is not infallible and will undoubtedly mirror the impacts and events of your life and lifestyle. Here’s our quick-guide to navigating your skin’s current condition.

    Most women at some point will fall into the¬†combination skin category. Generally, it is normal for the ‘t-zone’ (the area around the nose, eyes and forehead) to naturally appear and feel oilier to the touch than the remainder of the skin. If your skin is in a combination-frame-of-mind, the easiest way to test this is to gently cleanse the ‘t-zone’ and leave the area for a few hours. Afterwards, if your skin feels really tight, it may suggest that a richer¬†moisturiser and cleansing routine is needed for an interim period to target the dryness. If the skin feels or looks sensitive or delicate, consider employing a lighter treatment cream, in a gel or serum consistency.

    Ultimately, seek advice from your professional beauty-aesthetic therapist. Don’t stick to the same skincare – the cream you started using 5 years ago is probably not offering you the most benefit today – assess and adapt your routine on a regular basis.

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    Nothing on this site shall be taken as providing dermatological, medical or any other such advice and we always strongly advise that you seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have concerns regarding your personal circumstances.

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