There are so many skin care products to choose from.
So it should come as no surprise, that a hot topic on our customers lips, is what are the best skin care products for my skin?
My professional advice is always the same, you need to ensure that you have a good daily beauty regime in place, to keep skin healthy.
Best Skin Care Products
Cleansers help to keep skin free from impurities.
Simply put, if you’re not regularly cleansing your skin, dirt can clog your pores which can lead to congestion and breakouts!
In saying that, it is also possible to over cleanse your skin…
To much scrubbing with astringent cleansers, can damage the skin’s protective barrier, this in turn will dry out the skin, so it is less able to hold its own moisture.
The best cleansers are gentle and natural, they leave the skin comfortable and supple without clogging pores.
For further information about cleansers, you may find our article how to wash your face useful.
There are two types of toner, the first for oily skin is essentially a solvent:
Oily Skin Types
If you suffer from oily skin conditions, then a toner is going to be your new best friend.
Simply because, they are the best skin care products for breaking down the build up of sebum on the surface of the skin.
These products are usually marketed as astringent, for their pore minimising and skin clearing benefits.
The word astringent, means that a product has a high alcohol content level.
Unfortunately what is really happening, is that the ingredients are stripping the skin, this causes underlying sensitivity and inflammation, which can cause the pores to dilate.
Normal, Dry and Sensitive
The second type of toner is for a normal or dry skin, these formulas often contain emollients and hydrating compounds.
Ideally they should contain natural botanical ingredients, such as Allantoin, Hydrosols and Humectants.
All of which are hydrating, soothing and gentle on the skin.
To complete your skin care routine, a moisturiser is going to be key, which you can read all about here.