Friend, what is your skin type?

Today we talk to you about a super basic but very very important topic to do things right from the beginning. If you have read our previous posts and know Anna, you know that after years of educating her followers about skin types and how to pamper each of them (oily skin, combination skin or dry skin), with facegloss we go one step further and treat skin concerns. That is, we go from skin type to skin concern. However, in case you are a little lost and need to review topic 1 of skin care and know what your skin type is and how to care for it, here you have all the information. You already know that we want to make it very easy for you!


Skin types: Oily skin

Shines, enlarged pores, blackheads and the occasional pimple... That's oily skin. The skin produces more oil naturally to combat dryness and cope with external agents, but when it does so in excess it triggers a brighter appearance. Eye! Contrary to what many people think, the oilier our skin is, the more we should hydrate it. If we constantly mattify it using products that are too astringent, our skin will end up producing even more sebum to compensate for this, that is, even more shine...

Hydration, hydration and more hydration! The key is in the textures. Look for water-based products in a gel texture, like our Feels like Water cream. And avoid products with overly astringent ingredients.

Remember that your worst enemy is any short chain alcohol. The most common is Alcohol Denat (and you will never see it in our formulations). In the short term, it offers a matte appearance, controls the overproduction of sebum and it's all good news... In the long term, dehydrated skin, dry patches, blemishes and wrinkles. It's worth looking at, right? But don't worry, it's not all bad news!! Oily skin is the skin that ages best.

Skin types: dry skin

Does your face literally hurt when you get out of the shower? Our faces hurt from being so pretty, but having dry skin is no joke. Dry skin is tight, rough skin, with a sensation of itching, peeling and “snake skin”... Be careful! Do not confuse constant dryness of the skin with dehydrated skin, which is a temporary condition that people with dry, oily or combination skin can suffer from. They are different things!

Dry skin must be pampered every day. It is important to be very careful when washing it. If you have very, very dry skin, it is recommended to wash it with a facial cleanser only at night, since while we sleep our skin produces natural oils that are beneficial for the hydration of our skin. OurFoaming Cleanser is perfect for deep cleaning all skin types, but dry skin loves it because it doesn't leave a feeling of tightness. The skin is left soft, hydrated and glowing. Suuuuper tasty!

And be very careful with the toner, forget about astringent ingredients, alcohols and acids in high concentrations. In this sense, you will fall in love with ourtonic ! A very refreshing and calming light mist with top ingredients such as aloe vera, centella asiatica or bifida ferment.

Your skin will like the ingredients that deeply nourish and hydrate the skin: cocoa, shea and mango butter, jojoba, macadamia, grape seed oils, aloe vera, honey, vitamin E, panthenol, rose water and, like all of them, hyaluronic acid!! And don't forget the serums . Due to their lighter texture, serums penetrate the deepest layers of the skin, hydrating it from within.

Skin types: combination skin

If you don't know what type of skin you have, I'd bet you have combination skin. Dry skin or oily skin is known. Combination skin is what is commonly known as “normal” skin. You get some shine in the T zone (forehead, nose and chin), while the rest of your face remains fairly stable, with some drier areas. You're lucky! Almost everything suits your skin but don't overdo it, if you start trying different products, you could alter it and overnight you would go from having everything under control to having sensitive skin.

Your routine, like any other, should be based on: cleansing, toning and hydrating . Since your skin behaves differently depending on the area, you should also care for it differently. What predominates? If oily areas do it, look for products that are not very astringent in gel textures, if dry ones predominate, balms and nutritious ingredients. If it is 50/50, use different products depending on the area. It requires a little more effort, but your skin will thank you!

In your case, you have more freedom when choosing the products that will be part of your routine. It's a matter of personal taste and preferences. Avoid textures that are too dense as their use could lead to oily skin, as well as products that are too astringent and alcohols, as your skin could become dehydrated overnight. Balance is the key!!

Do you have sensitive skin?

Friend, remember: your skin IS and your skin IS. Your skin may be oily, combination or dry, but it is dehydrated, is going through a period of acne, or is sensitive. One of the most frequently asked questions is how you should take care of your skin if you have sensitive skin. If your skin feels tight, red, if many products sting, burn or cause a reaction, if you have patches of dry, textured skin or your skin feels dehydrated... Something is happening. And no one is immune from sensitive skin, some suffer from it by nature but we can all go through a period of sensitive skin throughout our wonderful lives. But don't worry, everything works out!!!

Your routine should be based on: cleanse, tone and prepare, hydrate. It is very important to give your skin what it needs and nothing more. Don't risk it! In a routine for sensitive skin, less is more. If you give sensitive skin a different product every day to see what happens or see how it responds, you unbalance it even more.

Avoid at all costs short-chain alcohols, non-hypoallergenic fragrances, parabens, sulfates and, even if it hurts, retinol, mechanical exfoliants and chemical filter sunscreens.

You need ingredients that hydrate, nourish and are gentle on your skin. Avoid intense treatments and high concentrations of active ingredients. Your skin will like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, aloe vera, green tea and gotu kola, among others. Eye! It is important to keep in mind that if your skin is hypersensitive you should consult a dermatologist to identify the factors that trigger sensitivity or aggravate skin reactions and can advise you on appropriate products and care. If you suffer from rosacea, eczema or seborrheic dermatitis, specific measures will probably need to be taken.

Do you already know what your skin type is? Brilliant! And now you may wonder, so are facegloss products suitable for all skin types? Indeed, they are suitable for all skin types, although our Feels like Water Cream could be a bit too short for dry skin (don't worry, it won't take long to arrive at a perfect moisturizing cream for you).

Keep in mind that the textures we have achieved are light and pleasant, but at the same time they have a lot of body. This means that they are suitable for oily, combination or dry skin (except the cream). And their magic lies in the fact that they are such powerful and multifunctional products that attack specific concerns: enlarged pores, texture, spots, wrinkles, loss of firmness...

In the section of each product on our website we explain in detail the benefits of each of them. And as with each of our products, in the complete routine you can also find a detailed explanation of what skin type it is recommended for and what it treats and improves.

You're welcome queen!!!!!!!!! Talk to you soon,

Cris Frigola