The Best Skin Care Products for Your Skin

A  hot topic many of my clients want to know, is what are the best skin care products.

My professional advice is always the same, you need to ensure that you have a good daily beauty regime, in order to keep your skin healthy.

The best skin care products

Cleansers
Cleansers help to keep skin free from impurities, if you’re not regularly cleansing your skin, dirt can clog your pores, which can lead to congestion and breakout.

In saying that, it is also possible to over cleanse your skin; over scrubbing with astringent cleansers, can damage you’re skin’s barrier function.This will knock your skin off balance, causing inflammation and dryness, so your skin is less able to hold 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.

Toners
There are two types of toner; the first for oily skin is essentially a solvent:

Oily Skin Types

If you suffer from oily skin, then a toner may be your new best friend.

Simply because they are the best skin care products, for helping to break down the build up of sebum on the surface of the skin.

These products are usually marketed as astringents, for their pore minimising and skin clearing effects.

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.

So it is just a temporary effect, it is not possible to permanently close pores

Normal to dry skin
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 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.

8 thoughts on “The Best Skin Care Products for Your Skin

  1. Lynne Donaldson says:

    I am having a hard time understanding your website. I am looking for a toner for dry skin and although you talk about them I don’t see a product. Please help.

  2. Pareen says:

    I want some recommendations for skincare post microneedling.one has tobeverycareful as to what you put on after microneedling as there is immediate inflammation & sensitivity. At the same time the product absorption is 87% better . How can I balance & best of both worlds please advice.

  3. Terrie says:

    Please help me better understand something.
    When purchasing skincare products such as toners, hydrators/moisturizers and serums, these are typically classified by ‘skin type’. I do not have oily, or dry skin, according to all descriptions I have read for determining such. However, I have hormonal acne, (not extremely severe, yet still very troublesome). Breakouts are usually the result of excessive facial hair growth. Laser hair removal somewhat helped in the past, until I was burned by a treatment from my dermatologist. Current treatments consists of aldactone, vaniqua cream and 1% Clindamycin Phosphate topical solution. With all of this in mind, should I look to follow product regimens for acne prone skin (which is usually described as also treating oily skin, or regimens for dry skin?
    PLEASE advise. Thank you so much.
    terwyatt@yahoo.com (female)

    • Verified Author Samantha Miller replied:

      Hi Terry really sorry to hear about your problem, In reference to skin types, there are 4 categories but its just not as simple as that because there are so many conditions going on and yours is most certainly hormonal. My formulas work at a cellular level to restore skin back to it natural health..I have a product that can help and would be happy to provide this for you. However Terry you need to be really careful with your skin, because you can do irreversable damage if you over treat it which could also lead to scarring.

  4. Alma says:

    Hi, I’m making H.A. serum, with HA, Matrixil 3000 and Pepha Tight… Can I add Glycerin 6%??? thank you in advance…and sorry my english

    • Verified Author Samantha Miller replied:

      Hi Alma
      For a serum it would be great to add a little humectant if you have dry skin, but 6 % may be to high! it may make your serum to tacky, so look at adding around 2%. Another lovely ingredient to add to your serum is squalane, it has so many benefits on the skin. You could also add it to a facial oil with some CO2 rose hip seed oil if you wanted to make a light night oil x

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