Your skin has its own personality. Catering to its specific needs is important if you want to keep it looking and feeling healthy. Settling on your skin type can help you to assess which variety of skincare products you should regularly be applying (and which ones you should avoid) to protect and invest in your complexion for the long term.
If you suffer from dry skin then rich moisturisers, oils and serums can help to nourish and hydrate your parched skin to stop it feeling tight and uncomfortable.
In fact, layering up moisturising products creates a protective sheen on the skin that lasts longer than relying on a single rich emollient. Take a look at our recommendations for the best self-tan and skincare for Dry Skin.
For others with oily skin, serums and sprays can feel like a no-no. Weekly face masks that unclog the pores and draw out impurities can work far better, combatting acne and blemishes.
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Mature skin does well with products that are bursting with anti-ageing essentials. Vitamin C protects the skin from sun damage, while retinoids reduce fine lines and wrinkles. AHAs, which brighten and lift dullness, are also mature skin go-to’s.
Sensitive skin types, however, often need simpler fragrance-free skincare options with natural ingredients that don’t exacerbate their sensitivity and work to reduce stinging and redness. Take a look at our recommendations for the best self-tan and skincare for Sensitive Skin
Your skin type can change with the seasons and over the years too. Puberty, pregnancy, menstruation and menopause can all affect the texture of your skin due to hormone fluctuations.
It’s important to reassess your skin type often and adapt your skincare routine to suit your needs. This way, you’ll always be working with the unique characteristics of your complexion rather than against them.