Are you clear on your skin type? Knowing your unique skin type ensures you can give your face and body the proper care and nutrients it needs. Cleansing and moisturizing according to your skin’s natural tendencies can result in a clearer, smoother complexion (a great indicator of healthy skin!).
There are five basic skin types: oily, dry, normal, combination and sensitive. Whatever your skin type, customizing your skincare routine to address your specific needs can leave your skin feeling nourished, healthy and glowing.
5 Skin Types & Care
Oily skin results when oil glands produce more oil than normal, and can be affected by genetics, hormonal changes, environment, and harsh chemicals. This particular skin type can be especially hard to keep under control when genetics come into play.For this skin type, pores may appear larger and are typically prone to acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and shine. Most oily skin types struggle with acne breakouts, and may experience dark spots (scarring) after breakouts have healed. These marks often take years to fade or disappear, and can even last for a lifetime depending on severity.
Luckily, there are skincare options to help heal, clarify and smooth oily skin. Light facial oils, such as Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum Inophyllum), will not clog pores and can actually dry excess oil production and provide gentle exfoliation. The Tamanu tree grows in the Pacific Islands, and their oils have been used for centuries to protect the skin from sun and help heal scars. When massaged into the face, Tamanu Oil helps remove the top layer of the dead skin cells, and renews and repairs in the process. If you suffer from acne, this oil boasts antimicrobial properties that help to keep acne bacteria away, and is also great for healing and fading old acne scars.
Those with dry skin may experience less elasticity, and sometimes notice a “rough” complexion. Dry skin can result in premature wrinkles, irritation, a feeling of tightness, and visible fine lines. The causes of dry skin can range from a lack of hydration, genetics, hormonal changes, weather, and harsh chemicals to slowness in natural oil production due to stress, age, or diet.
Dry skin is fragile, but it doesn’t have to be. Using oils high in Oleic Acid can be highly beneficial, and can be an effective solution to dry skin. Cold pressed Organic Marula Facial Oil and Organic Camellia Facial Oil are both high in Oleic Acid. This rich fatty acid helps keep skin moisturized and nourished, reducing the occurrence of irritation and helping to improve overall elasticity.
If your skin is normal (not too dry and not too oily), then you’ll find that your skin tone is generally even and clear. Normal skin types are typically blemish free, with just a few outbreaks throughout the year (sometimes due to hormones or environment). For maintaining regularity and clarity, we recommend a nourishing facial oil like Organic Moringa Oil and Uplifting Facial Oil. Both oils use the power of nutrients to purify and renew, leaving you with skin that glows, naturally.
Combination skin types may experience oiliness in some areas and dryness in others at the same time. These areas are sometimes referred as the “T-Zone”, where the nose, chin and forehead are oilier than other sections of the face and neck.
Since combination types can experience two or more skin types on the face at the same time, finding a skin care regimen that exfoliates and moisturizes is essential. For this, we highly recommend Tamanu Oil. Tamanu Oil is highly effective on combination skin because it removes excess oils and acts as a gentle exfoliator, while simultaneously nourishing your skin.
Another great facial oil for combination skin is our Anti-Aging Exotic Facial Oil. This exotic facial oil blend protects the skin from environmental pollution and can improve skin’s overall appearance, aiding in a youthful, healthy complexion for combination skin.
Sensitive skin types may experience dry, oily, or combination skin, and also deal with additional irritation, dryness, redness, and itching. Finding the cause of your skin’s irritation is essential! Determining which skin products (typically those with harsh chemicals) result in irritation, redness or rashes can help you eliminate the culprit and start on the path to healthy, clear skin.
For this skin type, it’s important to choose a natural skin care product such as Camellia Facial Oil or Uplifting Facial Oil. These oils can reduce redness, provide nutrients, and act as excellent moisturizers for all skin types.
what to look for in your skincare products
When seeking new skin care products for your specific skin type, look for high quality, organic 100% cold-pressed facial oils. Skin naturally produces oils for protection, and using plant-based oils to supplement our bodies’ natural processes can help provide balance, slow down aging, reduces scars, moisturize, and strengthen elasticity. Using products specific to your skin type helps smooth your complexion, hydrate, and even your skin’s overall tone.
the power of natural ingredients
At Sulina Shop, we believe in the power of natural, organic skincare products, and use nature’s finest ingredients to deliver positive results for your skin’s appearance, no matter the type. Let Mother Nature help you love the skin you’re in!