Updated: Feb 23
You may have seen advertisements aimed at certain skin types, usually Dry, Oily, Combination, but we know that there is much more to it than those three descriptions.
I have seen a lot of clients over the years that don't fit into those typical descriptions. We can be a combination of a lot of things, at different time of our months, and lives.
I have decided to rename the skin types with some pretty flower names in keeping with my beautiful herbs. You may relate to one or you may relate to a few. There are underlying conditions that affect all of these skin types and are all treated differently.
Sebaceous hyperplasia (soft, small, yellow/white papules on the face)
Texture may be thick and coarse
Feels oil when touched
Oiliness continues beyond adolescence
Makeup may slide off the face
uneven skin tone
Melasma (also called the mask of pregnancy)
Dry, scaly skin
Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
Seborrheic dermatitis (redness or swelling with a white or yellow scaling of the skin, centre of face, eyebrows, ears and scalp)
Recurring skin issues such as impetigo, ringworm and cold sores
Keloids (raised scar tissue)
Allergic skin reactions eg hives, contact dermatitis
May have suffered from acne as a teenager
Skin produces less oil and prone to dehydration
Chronic dry skin, may look dull
Age 35 +
Impaired barrier function
May have broken capillaries around nose
Pigmentation in irregular patches
Easily Flushed Skin
Sensitive skin (reacts easily to skincare products)
Redness or inflammation (possible with bumpy texture)
Reaction to weather or temperature (even hot water)
telangiectasia (visible blood vessels)
Skin is delicate and thinner
Genetic predisposition to inflammatory disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and roseacea
Aged between 20-30
Even hydration and muscle tone
Even skin tone, no broken capillaries or red blotches
Texture is fine, soft, smooth and firm
Possible minor acne eruptions, usually around menstruation
May have a few enlarged pores on your chin, cheeks and nose
Complexion may have a slight rosy tone
You may relate to one or more of these skin types. You may have been one or more at certain times of your life. All of these types of skin types have their own root cause and once we know what type you are, I can help you improve the condition of your skin. Try the quiz below to find out the main skin type you may be at the moment.
If you would like a personalised treatment plan to address you skin concerns book in an appointment here or try my 12 week skin and hormone program. I address the issues both internally with herbs, food and nutrients, and externally with natural skin care personalised for you, plus showing you how to utilise common ingredients from your pantry and/or garden.
If you would like more information on how I treat skin conditions, book in for a free 15 minute phone chat to discuss your options.