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Caring for your skin naturally

Exploring skin types

SKIN TYPE depends on the activity of the sebaceous glands and the level of hydration both essential for good skin condition.

Before buying skin-care products check your skin type this may change over time so do check at least once a year. The skin has a tendency to be drier during the cold winter weather or as one gets older more moisturising is needed.

Remember to pamper your body all over with bath and shower products, massage oils and aromatherapy products.

Q. Do you know your skin type?

If the answer is YES - Some recommendations:

  1. All skin types need a moisturiser to slow down water loss
  2. Soap and water dries the skin. It is not designed to remove make-up. It also destroys the skin’s acidity
  3. All skins benefit from a face pack
  4. The best products are the simplest those which resemble the skins natural oils
  5. Treat the eye area delicately; use an eye make-up remover and eye cream
  6. Facial scrubs are ideal for a skin pick-me-up
  7. Lip balms are suitable for all skin types
  8. Use an alcohol-free toner if skin is dry
  9. The skin may feel drier during the cold winter weather

If the answer is No, find your skin type here [PDF, opens in a new window]

All skin types benefit from a regular skin care routine.

There are THREE MAIN STEPS in a daily skin care routine



Usually light creams containing oils allowing them to be massaged easily into the skin. They are used to remove make-up and the days (or nights) accumulation of dirt even if make-up is not worn. Depending on the type of cleanser, the cleanser can be removed using a dampened cotton pad or facecloth or washed off using warm water.


Used to remove all traces of cleanser and excess oil, toners are designed to refresh the skin. Astringents have a higher alcohol content and should only be used on oily areas. Those with dry or sensitive skins should normally avoid these products.


Used to prevent moisture loss from the skin, acts as a barrier against the environment. and should be used on all skin types. This is the most essential step for those with dry skins helping to maintain skin elasticity. Note that a lighter, oil-free product should be used with oily skin. Note that Night Creams are thicker and intended to provide extra moisturising while you sleep.

Scrubs and Masks

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Scrubs exfoliate the skin, removing layers of dead skin cells. Clean off a scrub, before using a face mask.

If you have an oily skin, choose a clay-based face mask, whilst a cold cream can be used with dry, damaged or normal skin.

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