Are you tired of looking at your skincare products and not knowing or understanding how these products are going to work for you? Well the key to unlocking your skincare secrets is to first understand what skin type you are. Skin types can include oily, dry, combination and normal. Everyone’s skin type varies due to a range of different factors such as your skin’s water content, oil content, and your skins level of sensitivity. Once you understand what skin type you are, this will help you to take care of your skin better. By following the skincare menu’s listed for each skin type, you can gauge a better understanding of what skincare routine you should be undertaking in the morning and night based on your individual type.
For people with oily skin types it can quite often be a battle between blotting sheets and face powders. Hydration isn’t the issue for oily skin, but blackheads and pimples generally are. Some people find it difficult to keep their facial shine down during the day feeling the need to wash their faces regularly. Oily skin can occur due to hormonal changes, cosmetics, and genetics or diet changes. To successfully maintain oily skin a mix of cleansing, hydration and exfoliation is import for your skin to be looking it’s best. Follow this skincare guide to banish excess oils.
Dry skin is easily irritated and inflamed particularly by external factors such as changes in temperature or environment. It lacks moisture and lipids (oils) making it prone to flaking, cracking, peeling and becoming itchy. This is due to a lack of moisture in the corneous layers. Dry skin can also appear tight and dull particularly around the cheeks and eyes. Follow this skincare guide to combat your dryness.
Dry or normal in some areas, and oily in others is one way to describe combination skin. The T-zone, which is the area around the nose, forehead and chin are the most common areas for oiliness. As these areas are oilier than others, they are also prone to impurities. Combination skin can occur when your skin is suffering from genetic or hormonal factors that could cause an imbalance in how much oils are produced. Follow this skincare guide to understand how to properly care for combination skin.
Vibrant, elastic, smooth and soft; normal skin has good circulation, a radiant complexion, no severe sensitivities or imperfections and barely visible pores. There are no visible blemishes, flaky areas or greasy patches on the skin. People with normal skin can become complacent with their skincare routine, but it’s important to still undertake an appropriate care routine. Follow this skincare guide to maintain and manage your normal skin.
For more information on understanding how the skin works, head to Skincare Courses where you can purchase Individual Skincare Modules or the Skincare Express Course.
SKIN ID $ USD 17.50 1 module (20-30mins of learning)
Identifying skin types correctly is critical so at Red Scout, we can help you review the internal and external factors that affect skin condition, as well as specifically detail ‘sensitive skin’, and what this really means. We also look closely at Collagen, Elastin and the role pH levels play in skin condition.
SKINCARE STEPS AND PRODUCTS $ USD 17.50 1 module (20-30mins of learning)
Understand the diverse range of skincare products available such as cleansers, toners, lotions, moisturisers, exfoliating products, masks, serums, eye products, BB creams and sunscreens. Each step is covered in detail including product textures, USP’s, and benefits so you can fully understand the product matrix.
By Mikayla Tabone.