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Beauty Bytes 3 March 2022

Boost Your Beauty Regime For The New Season

When it comes to skincare, one size does not fit all, finding your match is key!

With endless tips and tricks, hacks and advice, the world of skincare has become overwhelming. However, fear not. With the abundance of choice comes the assurance there will be a product and regime that will meet your skin needs. Simplicity is key and nailing your core steps is paramount. We’ve done the hard part for you and picked 6 key products for each skin type. Still not sure where to start? Browse the categories below to find your best match, your skin will thank you!


Words By Cara Briggs

Dry & Sensitive

Those with dry skin will often experience feelings of tightness and itching to flaking and a lacklustre quality.

The leading cause of dry skin is dehydration or a lack of water within the epidermis. Whilst genetics and environmental factors are often to blame, your regime may also be falling short.

We suggest anyone with dry skin to begin their routine with a gentle cream cleanser free from alcohol or sulphates which can strip the skin of its much-needed oils.

SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser Cream is the perfect option for those with this skin type. Formulated with the anti-irritant allantoin, this ingredient works to soothe and calm the skin.

Following a cleanse, once a week those with dry skin should opt for a gentle exfoliation helping to remove dead skin cells, which in turn allows for your moisturising products to penetrate and work for effectively.

DR DENNIS GROSS has created the Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Face Peel, infused with lactic and mandelic acid to help gently exfoliate the skin without causing irritation.

Our pro tip is to always follow exfoliation with additional hydration whether that be with a sheet mask from By Terry or the Laneige Cream Skin Mist.

Your skin best friend in this regime is adding back much-needed moisture.

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Face Peel, $163, Harrods

Combination

Those with combination skin will often find their T-Zone or areas around the nose and forehead to be shiny or oily, whereas the rest of the face is more prone to dryness.

For those with combination skin, it is essential to strike a balance between exfoliation and moisturising.

One without the other will only wreak havoc. The foaming cleanser from Bioderma contains antibacterial ingredients that will purify and regulate sebum within the skin barrier without drying it out.

Add an exfoliation into your regime starting with once a week to see how your skin tolerates it and build up to no more than three times a week. Intraceuticals Enzyme exfoliator contains the BHA of salicylic acid which dissolves excess sebum and refines your pores.

Follow this exfoliating step with the Balancing Toner from Medik8. This refreshing solution contains the beneficial ingredients of prebiotics and Aloe-Vera for added nourishment.

Don’t forget to hydrate and protect your skin’s barrier with the EVE LOM Moisture Cream in the evening and Clinique Mineral Sunscreen during the day.

You don’t need to double up on this step in the morning as it may cause oiliness.

Medik8 Daily Refresh Balancing Toner 150ml, $39, Facial Co

Oily

Oily skin tends to be shiny and blemish-prone. Your aim for your routine should be to regulate and remove excess sebum.

This is where active ingredients like BHA and AHA come into play.

However, don’t fall into the trap of over-exfoliating (more than 3 times a week) as this can cause increased oil production.

Another tip is to not be afraid of moisturiser as oily skin can still be dehydrated and adding hydration can help to regulate the skin barrier.

First up is the OLE HENRIKSEN Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser. As the name states, this product helps to combat excess oil production and enlarged pores.

For exfoliation alternate between the Glycolic Toner from Skinstitut and The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque, no more than three times a week.

The benefit of these two products is in their active ingredients of AHA and BHA.

These will act to remove skin build up as well as dissolve excess oil and refine pores.

Lock in moisture (different to oil!) with the Bioderma Sebum Face Cream with a mattifying effect that helps you to beat the shine.

Ole Henriksen Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser, $43, Sephora