When choosing skincare products, it's important to know your skin type.
Our skin is the largest organ on our body and it absorbs everything we put on it. It’s important to look after our skin and commit to a skincare routine to not only nurture your skin but also essential to your general health.
It is well known that our skin absorbs what we put on it – just look at all the “patches” used to help with heal our bodies – eg: pain management and assistance with quitting smoking.
Did you know, it only takes 26 seconds of the chemicals in your skincare products to enter your bloodstream. This is why Ahava Life Skincare only has 100% nourishing ingredients in our skincare products.
So now, let’s look at the different skin types.
‘Normal skin’ is a term widely used to refer to skin that is well balanced. People with normal skin rarely experience oiliness or dryness. When skin concerns do arise, they are generally easy and quick to treat. Those with normal skin tend to have small pores, exhibit few lines and wrinkles, little to no blemishes, an even skin tone and lack excess shine.
People with normal skin require products that help to maintain their skin health and protect it against external environmental factors.
People with dry skin produce less oil (or sebum) than normal skin making it appear tight, rough and flaky and feel itchy and irritated. People with dry skin may be more likely to experience wrinkles.
Those with dry skin find it difficult to retain moisture and very often, the deeper layers of the skin are moisture depleted. Their skin is often vulnerable to external environmental elements because it cannot build an effective shield to protect it.
People with dry skin require deeply nourishing products that both moisturise, prevent water loss and preserve the skin.
People with oily skin over-produce oil (or sebum). Because of this, they have a tendency to experience grease and shine on their face, have large pores, visible blackheads and whiteheads and be prone to hard-to-treat breakouts. Acne on oily skin often looks red, shiny, blemished and inflamed.
People with oily skin require products that balance oil production and prevent breakouts.
Combination skin features more than one different skin type (for example, both oily and dry skin may be present on different areas of the face). Very often, those with combination skin experience different skin challenges in their t-zone than they do on their cheeks and around their eyes (for example, have an oily t-zone and a dry cheek/eye area).
People with combination skin require products that balance the production of oil and bring it into harmony.
Those with sensitive skin often experience irritation, inflammation and redness. Their skin may be more sensitive to products and environmental conditions than those with other types of skin.
People with sensitive skin generally respond well to natural skincare products. They require products that are gentle, calming and protective.