Thursday, 19 May 2016

BEAUTY | Caring For Different Skin Types

Caring For Different Skin Types Decleor

If you regularly read my blog, you’ll know that I love cosmetics, skincare and all things beauty. I’m always trying out different brands or experimenting with new makeup trends. However, it’s true that this can sometimes take its toll on your skin. This got me thinking about the different skin types and how to care for each. I've definitely picked up some tips and knowledge in my time so today I wanted to share a bit of that with you.

Dry Skin
We’ve all experienced the nightmare of dry, flaky skin — it can ruin even the most perfectly applied makeup. I have very oily skin myself but when I'm ill the skin around my mouth, nose and on my cheeks becomes so dry and flaky.

What many people don’t realise is that the type of cleanser or face wash you’re using can be drying your skin out. So if you have naturally dry skin, or if you skin is try because of an illness such as in my case, then you could be making it worse and if you actually have normal skin, you could be making it drier!

Soap and cleansers that include harsh chemicals and alcohol can really dry your skin out, so you should always choose a gentle cleanser. Available at Pure Beauty, Decleor products are a great choice, as they include natural ingredients and essential oils which are kind to skin.

Once you’ve washed your skin, pat it dry with a clean, soft cloth. Try to avoid using rough towels, as these can damage your skin further. You’ll also need a hydrating lotion to lock in moisturiser.

I've been using Decleor products for years and years and I can tell you first hand how amazing they are, especially if your skin is dry or sensitive. I reviewed the cleanser and toner in this post many moons ago, the Rose D'Orient serum oil here which is actually what saved my skin after it started cracking and peeling from using another skincare product from a different brand, and the moisturising body lotion here.

Caring For Different Skin Types Decleor

Oily Skin

While everyone wants a natural glow, nobody wants a greasy shine. Oily skin is usually caused by overactive sebaceous glands, which produce the oil.

You may be tempted to scrub away the oil, but doing so can trigger more oil production as it can irritate your skin. Instead, choose a gentle cleanser and oil-free moisturiser.

When it comes to makeup, the best option is to use a really good primer and then opt for base products that have oil free formulas or ones that have a higher powder content, as these will help to remove the sheen without drying your skin out.

Caring For Different Skin Types Decleor

Combination Skin

Combination skin, as the name suggests, is where you have a mix of both oily and dry skin. Generally, oil tends to build up across your T-zone, while you may have dry patches elsewhere on your face.

To begin, choose a balancing cleanser — this will help to even out your oil levels, hydrate dry patches and reducing oil build up in problem areas. You’ll also need to apply a balancing moisturiser after washing your face too. Don’t be attempted to avoid moisturising your T-zone — doing so could make it even oilier.

It’s important to remember not to wash your face too often — once in the morning and once at night will suffice. If you do wash it more regularly, you could strip your skin and make your skin oilier, as your pores react to the constant cleansing. Instead, use blotting sheets or a translucent powder to wick away the oil.

What are your top skincare tips for dry, oily or combination skin?

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24 comments

  1. I never knew that trying to scrub away the oil produced more oil. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. The annoying thing about my skin is that it is generally dry but during the day it gets quite oily on my cheeks and nose x

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  3. I have oily skin and blotting sheets are a lifesaver when I am on the go and my face is becoming shiny.

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  4. Decleor has such a good reputation, I always read such praise for the brand. I must try it at some stage.

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  5. I have oily skin and I just started using a primer but my skincare routine is fairly simple nothing special, I use cleaner, toner,serum,emulsion,Essence and moisturiser

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  6. Wow this is very informative. I have combination skin and sometimes I struggle to find the best products.

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  7. I have such dry skin so really appreciated this post. This is a brand I have never tried (and I'm a beauty addict, haha) so I'm definitely keen to now.

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  8. I haven't used Decleor products in forever and this post just reminded me how much I used to love them! My skin is quite normal, it only every really turns combination for a couple of weeks as the seasons change but I just keep up with my normal skincare routine and will add a different moisturiser/facial oil xx

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  9. These sound lovey. I do like to use beauty products that have natural ingredients.

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  10. This is a great post and I have combination skin which leads to the oily side, so I am careful not to over wash because as you say it can strip the skin x

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  11. I don't really have any tips as I never use things like this. But I sometimes suffer with extremley bad dry skin especially being pregnant!

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  12. I'm probably not using the right cleanser, I'll bet. I'm going to follow your skin type advice, thanks!

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  13. This looks great! I love that they have a good range for most skin types!

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  14. I really need to get better at taking care of my skin, it's an awful combination of everything with being prone to spots on top! x

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  15. So many great tips here, I am so fussy with my skincare!

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  16. I'm so terrible at skincare, I've only just starting using a cleanser, so these tips are really helpful for me, especially since I very often get dry skin!

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  17. I have a lot of lotions and potions in my stash but am I good at applying hem to my skin skin regularly? Nope! I must get better. My skin will thank me for it!

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  18. Thanks for all these tips! I am really unhappy with my skin at the moment as it is either too oily or too dry and I'm sure my cleanser isn't right for me. I'm moving home in a week and when I've settled I'm going to really look for something that's right for me.

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  19. they all look like a great little tart up set for your daily regime

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  20. I've never tried Decleor products but I've heard good things about them. My skin is oily on my nose and chin, dry on my forehead and cheeks - such a nightmare to look after!

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  21. I have dry skin every time winter comes. I just drink a lot of water and try to change my facial foam.

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  22. that looks like a good haul and a smallish bottles so great for when you travel too!

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  23. I actually had my first facial today, yay for skincare! I have really dry skin, so I'm always looking out for good moisturisers. I've never tried Decleor before though.
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

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  24. My skin is a pain! It's really dry on the nose but rather oily everywhere else.

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