Good evening all! Mary-Anne here! I write for the kick-ass White Rabbit Skincare as Melanie's products are so natural and just so irresistible!
If you stumbled across my post from last week, I invited you to discover your skin type! Once you know your skin type, you'll be able to give it the best and most effective treatments!
If you'd like to discover your skin type, click on the link below to find out! Trust me, it's worth it!
Now that you know your skin type, the next step is to find the best products suited to you!
Why you may ask?
If you actually have sensitive skin but are treating it like normal skin, then you might actually be doing more harm than good!
And this goes with all skin types!
So keep your skin type in mind as I go through each skin type!
I am going to share the best products suited just for you, plus everything else surrounding your skin that will keep it fresh and healthy.
Ready to dig in? Let's go!
Where are my fellow Sahara desert skin types at?
Isn't dry skin a treat! From cracks and flakes to our little friend named moisture constantly running in the opposite direction from us, it's tough stuff!
The trick is, it does get easier once you identify your skin's trigger points.
- Does your dry skin feel worse in cold and/or hot weather?
- Could you eat more water-rich foods? Such as - watermelon, pineapple, peaches, oranges, celery, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber!
- If you get dry skin after bathing, could you shower or have a shorter bath? Top tip - If you are like me, and love a good bath, stay clear of bath bombs filled with chemicals. Adding oats and olive oil to your bath is a fantastic way to stay moisturised. Oats are also great for calming skin inflammation down! Just make sure the water isn't too hot as high temperatures aren't good for the skin.
- After your bath, why not slip on the most luxurious rose and orange cream? It's totally vegan and cruelty-free! Packed full of natural fatty acids, this is what your skin needs after a relaxing warm bath.
- Drink water, and then drink some more water and to finish drink some water.
For all those who have sensitive skin, life can be tough! Sensitive skin comes up for various reasons such as diet, materials, weather, animal hair, soaps and hormonal changes. Each person with sensitive skin will have their own individual reasons as to why their skin becomes sensitive.
The good news is that there are some things you can do to have an easier relationship with your skin such as:
- Staying away from hair and body washes that are not natural. Lots of mass-produced products are stuffed with chemicals and colourants which will not help your sensitive skin.
- Take extra care every now and then. Sensitive skin needs a little extra TLC to keep it healthy. Why not try our amazing Aloe and Rose hydration pink clay mask? It's just what your skin needs to calm sensitivity.
- Your sensitive skin is probably deficient in polyphenols and antioxidants. Try adding apples, blueberries, dark leafy greens and tomatoes to your diet as these are very high in antioxidants.
- Try to only wear clothes that are cotton. You might also want to make sure your bedding is made from cotton too so that there are no breakouts during the night.
- Use a good moisturising sun protection cream so that you protect your skin from UV rays.
- Sensitive skin can often flare up due to heat and sugar so try to avoid very hot places and keep your sugar intake low.
I envy you guys, just a bit! Oh, how I would love to have naturally oily skin however it's probably not as fun for you lot as oily skin does come with its own battles.
Unfortunately, because people with oily skin produce copious amounts of sebum, oil tends to sit dormant on the skin and clogs up pores. This then leads to spots and breakouts which isn't fun!
So what can you do to help?
- First, find a good toner that helps protect, and also dry out the skin. Our little number will be perfect for this job!
- Try to wash once or twice a day. Especially after working out. Make sure to wash all the oil and sweat off your face.
- Use a sauna. Saunas are fab at cleansing and detoxifying your skin so feel free to really go for it if you have oily skin.
- Choose the right moisturiser. Just because you have oily skin, doesn't mean you should steer clear of moisturiser, it just means you need to find the right one with plenty of calming properties. Try our coconut and rosehip calming day moisturiser. Not only will you be smelling like a dream, but the coconut and rosehip will also do theirjob of protecting you from breakouts.
Those of you with combination skin have a little bit of everything! You will find some areas of your skin to be oily and others to be dry.
It can be really tricky to know how to treat areas differently and efficiently.
- Try to moisturise your cheeks and jawline a bit more than other areas as this is often where you'll find dry areas.
- Use face masks more frequently around the t-zone. This is down your nose and the area above your eyebrows, forming a T shape.
- Use products with aloe vera in them to help balance the skin and cool any flare-ups. Try this beautiful product!
- Use light up-make so you don't block up any areas around the face.
- Get to know your skin and treat it the way that is best for you even if it's not like anyone else.
Even for you lot with normal skin, please still take care of it! Remember that moisturising and protection from the sun are still just as important!
Treat your skin with kindness and care from the inside and out and you'll always look glowing.
Please leave a comment if you have any questions and you will be hearing from me soon!