Knowing Your Skin Type.

Knowing Your Skin Type.

The type of skin that you have is pretty much determined by your genetics, but it can also be affected by other factors like your age and the environment it’s in. But most (healthy) skin falls into one of these 4 categories, or types: ‘normal,’ dry, oily, or combination. 

We get it - knowing which ‘type’ category your skin falls into can be tricky, especially because it can change from season to season, or even from month to month! So, that’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you figure it out - because if you know your skin type, then you’ll know what your skin needs, and how to pick products that will have it wildly happy, ludicrously glowing, and superbly healthy in no time. 

My skin type is…. Oily.

Oily skin usually produces lots of natural oils, so it's often susceptible to issues like blackheads, pimples, a high shine complexion, and more visible pores. When it comes to giving oily skin exactly what it needs to ensure that you’re more glow than shine, our Purifying Range has totally got your back… and your face. Made with only the very best that nature has to offer, our Purifying Mask & Polish and our Purifying Treatment Oil both have exactly what it takes to detox your skin, fight oil, and leave you feeling (and looking) in tip-top shape. Plus, you can get all that your oily skin needs to be kicked back into a swoon-worthy state in our handy Purifying Facial Kit here.  

My skin type is…. Dry.

Dry skin is prone to cracking, peeling, or becoming itchy pretty easily. This skin type is distinguished by more visible lines, red patches, and a rougher complexion. Our Nourishing Range is perfect for dry skin, because it’s packed with all the wondrous, natural ingredients you need to brighten up that skin tone and impart moisture, without putting you at risk of blocking pores. Give our Nourishing Mask & Polish and our Nourishing Treatment Oil a go, or shop our uber-useful Nourishing Facial Kit to get all your skin needs in one handy place!

My skin type is…. A bit of both.

Combination skin is a little bit of both, with dryness in some areas (mainly the nose, chin, and forehead) but some blackheads and spots, and more visible pores. Luckily, our Purifying Range is also *fabulous* when it comes to addressing the problems that combination skin faces, because it hydrates, hydrates, hydrates, but without drying out your skin. Make sure that you have our Balancing Cleansing Balm and our Balancing Hydra Serum in your routine, as both of these bad boys will make sure that your skin is getting the TLC it needs without pushing it in either direction, or just grab yourself a Purifying Facial Kit to get your care package all wrapped up and ready for you. 

My skin type is…. None of the above.

'Normal' skin has no severe sensitivity and isn't too dry or too oily, so you can expect just a few imperfections and barely visible pores. Although ‘normal’ skin might not have any specific issues that need addressing, it’s still super important that you keep up a solid skincare routine so that you can keep it healthy and happy all year round. Make sure that you’ve included a good hydrating mist (like our famed Hydrating Tonic Mist) in your routine so that you can keep that skin filled with moisture at all times, and be sure to start and end each and every day with a good ol’ cleanse to make sure you’re staying clear of blocked pores - our best selling Balancing Cleansing Balm is your best friend for this! And shop our entire facial care range here to make sure you’ve got all you need in your arsenal. 

Got it? Got it!

Or, if you’re still not sure, take our online skincare quiz or comment below and we’ll see if we can’t help you out. 

Team L&M x