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Finding the Right Skincare for Your Skin Type

Do you know that different skin types have different needs regarding the right products and treatments? 

If you're frustrated because you consistently follow a skin routine but aren't seeing the results you want, it could be because your way isn't tailored to your needs.

Finding the proper skincare for your skin type is the most critical piece of your routine when looking for a solution that works. However, even the most consistent regimen will only yield the desired results if the products and treatments are targeted toward your needs! 

Why Identifying Different Skin Types Matters

Skincare should be approached with something other than a one-size-fits-all label. Instead, one of the essential principles we focus on is treating different skin types with individualized regimens to help you meet your goals.

When you understand your specific skin type and how it adapts to particular circumstances or seasonality, you can choose the suitable options that will balance your skin and get you the results you've been looking for, including a healthier, radiant complexion. 

Keep reading to learn how to identify your skin type to optimize your skincare routine and, therefore, your results. And don't forget to take our Skincare Quiz to learn about a personalized regimen just for you! 


Identifying Different Skin Types

Normal Skin Care

Your skin type is typical if you have an even skin tone with barely visible pores and minimal blemishes. In addition, those with a standard skin type can quickly identify with a dewy appearance free of oil zones, dry spots, and acne. 

What to use: Normal skin benefits from lightweight cleansers and moisturizers. Micellar water or cleansers with hyaluronic acid will keep your complexion glowing. Renewed Glory is our signature regular skin-type skincare collection. 

What to avoid: Heavy moisturizers should be avoided since the skin isn't lacking. Also, products that contain harsh acids or alcohol will dry the skin out.

Dry Skin Care

Do you ever wake up feeling tight in the morning? If you're nodding, you may have dry skin. Regular rough or flaky patches, itchiness, and a dull appearance can quickly identify dry skin. Wrinkles commonly develop earlier because the skin lacks adequate elasticity. 

What to use: Our Gentle Creamy Cleanser contains humectants such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides, or glycerin. Humectants attract water and add moisture to the skin. Tartaric acid is an excellent antioxidant-based solution that helps to dissolve dry and flaky skin. 

What to avoid: Products that contain alcohol since dryness will likely increase. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, applying too thick or heavy moisturizers can decrease natural oil production, resulting in even drier skin. 

Oily Skin Care

If you excuse yourself to visit the powder room during brunch for a quick wipe down, your skin is likely oily. Oily skin is recognized by a feeling of slickness and an appearance of shine that frequently occurs in the t-zone (across the forehead and down the nose) and on the cheeks. Oily skin is prone to blackheads and acne and has enlarged pores. 

What to use: Oil-free gel or foam cleansers containing salicylic or glycolic acid, like our Clear & Bright Face and Body Wash. This face wash will help keep oil in check. Salicylic acid has antibacterial properties that remove sebum from the pores. It's also an excellent solution for acne and breakouts. In addition, products with mandelic acid will help regulate oil production. 

What to avoid: If you have oily skin, you will want to avoid mineral oils, petrolatum, and alcohol. Be cautious of cleansers and treatments that are too harsh, even if they are recommended for excessive oiliness, because they may signal your skin that more oil is needed. 

Combination Skin Care

What if your skin reflects qualities of more than one type? You may be a combination girl if you experience dryness on your cheeks, but your t-zone produces excessive oil. Enlarged pores with occasional breakouts are also characteristics of combination skin. 

Combination skin often requires a cocktail of products to target the different problem areas. Our Glowing Goddess Skincare Collection is AMAZING!!

What to use: Gel or foam cleansers that contain lactic or glycolic acid will help balance combination skin. Gentle exfoliants are beneficial to improve skin texture. Alcohol-free toners can help regulate oil production in the t-zone, while light moisturizers and serums can erase dryness from the cheeks and other areas.

What to avoid: Products that contain mineral oils or drying alcohol. 

Sensitive Skin Care

Sensitive skin often feels irritated and may have red patches. If you have delicate pores or broken capillaries around your nose and cheeks, your skin may be sensitive. Using a product not targeted toward delicate and sensitive skin can lead to rashes, reactions, or irritation. 

What to use: Sensitive skin often benefits from cream cleansers that are hypoallergenic and sulfate-free. When washing your face, use lukewarm water to avoid irritation, and always test new products on a small patch before applying them entirely. Our Beaming Beauty Skincare Collection is best for dry, sensitive, and aging skin.

What to avoid: Avoid products with harsh ingredients at all costs. Some examples include but aren't limited to alcohol, malic acid, and glycolic acid. 


While this is an overview of the different skin types and how to treat them, take our Skincare Quiz for an in-depth look at the products and routines that will work best for you!