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What's Your Skin Type?

What's Your Skin Type?

Still confused about what your skin type is? Do you find it difficult to distinguish between various skin types? Here's a simple test to determine your skin type. Wash your face and pat your skin dry. Take some tissue paper and dab it on your face. If the tissue paper does not stick to your face, you have dry skin. If the tissue paper sticks to your face and turns translucent, you have an oily skin. If the tissue paper sticks to your nose, chin and forehead and nowhere else, you have normal or combination skin. Remember that your skin's needs keep changing due to various factors including hormones, diet, pollution, sun exposure, ageing and climate. You need to look out for these changes and modify your beauty regime accordingly. By choosing herbs and ingredients recommended for specific skin types or problems, you can easily customize herbal beauty products to improve the health of your skin.

Dirt and oil can harm your skin, especially Oily skin as the pores tend to get clogged.

Oily Skin Fix:

Use a soap-free, herbal formulation like the Oil Clear Lemon Foaming Face Wash to gently cleanse your face and remove excess oil. A light-weight moisturizer after your bath can turn everyday into a good skin day. Apply the Oil Clear Mud Face Pack evenly all over your face and neck, twice a week, to refresh and rejuvenate facial skin by absorbing excess oil and removing impurities.

Cleansing is extremely essential for those with dry skin. Get this right and you have a foundation for flawless skin.


Dry Skin Fix:

A soap-free formulation such as the Moisturizing Aloe Vera Face Wash can replenish lost moisture from dry skin. Apply a sunscreen with a blend of naturally derived ingredients to fill the hollow of your palm and coat your face, neck and ears before you head outside. Apply the Refreshing Fruit Pack once a week for a "fruity" afterglow and leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and soft.

Dry areas of combination skin (cheeks) require gentle cleansing and moisturising. The oily area of combination skin (T-zone) needs to be cleansed, toned and scrubbed regularly


Combination Skin Fix:

Lock in a vital layer of moisture and you will enjoy long-lasting hydration. Rather than dabbing your face with moisturizer or sunscreen, use gentle pressure and massage it into your skin. Try to massage in a circular motion. Do the same when you wash or scrub your face. This is a simple trick to kick your circulation into high gear. Plus, it feels great too! You can try the Purifying Neem Scrub that gently removes impurities and dead skin cells. The scrub is blended with the goodness of Neem, which clears blackheads and acne, and Apricot, which hydrates the skin.