A Guide to Managing Normal Skin
You don’t struggle with redness or over-sensitivity; you rarely break out; your skin isn’t flaky and your barely-there pores incite about as much jealousy as your flawless complexion. If this sounds like you, then chances are you have normal skin – and the rest of the world envies you!
But even if you’ve been blessed with fantastic genetics, chances are you’ve also worked hard to maintain your skin health, or at the very least to protect it from environmental damage. So, well done you!
How do I know if I have Normal Skin?
- Fine pores
- Good blood circulation
- Soft, smooth and even complexion
- No blemishes
- Not prone to sensitivity
Your Skincare Routine
Even with your glorious skin, a healthy skincare routine is needed. Because getting older as well as cumulative sun and environmental damage will eventually show up and take a toll. So, for you the main objectives of your skincare routine will be:
- Maintain skin health
- Ward off the signs of aging
- Monitor for, pre-empt and address any skincare concerns that may arise
HOW TO MANAGE DRY SKIN
Choosing the correct ingredients for your skin care routine is vital for maintaining skin health.
Choosing the correct ingredients for your skin care routine is vital for maintaining skin health. For normal skin, we recommend the following:
- Ingredients rich in Vitamin C to brighten, such as Kakadu Plum
- Algae Extract to repair
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) such as Glycolic Acid to encourage cell turnover for brighter, balanced and smoother skin
There are ingredients that all skin types should steer clear for skin health. This includes:
- Artificial Fragrance
- Mineral Oil
- SLS and SLES
Morning + Night
The right cleanser for you will rid the skin of dirt, excess oils and impurities without drying the skin.
For a fresh, healthy and luminous glow, we recommend the Cleansing Lotion by Saya. This formula gently removes impurities and oil without drying. It’s also packed with Australian organic botanicals known for their superior antioxidant and soothing properties.
The Certified Organic Purifying Gel Cleanser by Maaemo is also great for your skin type. This gel-based facial cleanser creates a delicate foam to remove makeup, dirt and impurities and clean pores. Meanwhile soothing botanicals such as Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Chamomile go to work to nourish + enrich with antioxidants. This cleanser also protects your natural oils, so is non-drying.
Once a week
Exfoliating just once a week will help maintain healthy cell turnover and ensure your skin absorbs other products more effectively.
We love the Fruit Enzyme Refiner by Maaemo. This skin-perfecting facial exfoliant uses powerful AHA fruit enzymes to break down dead skin cells and boost cell renewal for softer, smoother, more refined skin. It’s also packed with antioxidants and other powerful ingredients that hydrate and brighten the skin and protect it against free-radical damage.
Maintain healthy skin renewal with the AHA Face Exfoliant by Saya. Like the Fruit Enzyme Refiner above, this formula also promotes younger, healthy, smoother skin while also calming and hydrating.
Once a week
Balance, recharge and repair the skin with the energizing Night Mask by Mere. This formula is rich in natural antioxidants to nourish and protect the skin, while also hydrating, repairing and boosting collagen production… all while you sleep.
I also love the Pink French Clay Mask by Saya. French Pink Clay is a combination of red and white clays and is considered to be the mildest of all the clays. It will keep pores clear and remove dead skin cells so your skin remains smooth. It also won’t strip the skin of it’s natural oils. Instead, it provides a dose of natural minerals that go to work to replenish the skin and ensure it retains moisture.
If you need more targeted results to protect your normal skin then look for formulas that contain:
- Vitamin E and honey for hydration
- Algae for skin repair
- AHAs for cell turnover
Avoid masks with occlusive oils like coconut and mineral oils, as they can clog pores.
Morning + Night
Rose Water is perfect for toning normal skin. It’s tones while helping to maintain the skins pH balance, hydrates, protects, soothes and boosts collagen.
Replenish with an all-round toning product such as the Rose Water Toning Mist by Saya. Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, this formula hydrates, calms, soothes and restores balance.
We also love the steam distilled Pure Rose Water by Cedar + Stone.
A personal fave of mine, is the award-winning Face Tan Water by Eco Tan. This 2-in-1 product is a hydrating toner that also builds to an even and beautiful glow. It also has calming, hydrating and antioxidant properties.
The refreshing Mint and Sage Toner by Cedar and Stone is an alcohol-free super tonic clears and smooths pores while flushing skin of stubborn residue for a clear and smooth complexion.
If you’re after more targeted results, look for formulas that contain:
- Chamomile for soothing
- Aloe Vera to calm inflammation and redness
- Tea tree oil to fight oil and bacteria
- Vitamin E for hydration
- Plant stem cells for antioxidants and anti-aging properties
Even normal skin like yours needs a robust dose of nutrients to maintain skin health. When selecting a serum, ensure the ingredients are compatible and can effectively penetrate the lower layers.
We recommend the supercharged Face Serum from Mere. While red algae goes to work to repair the skin’s natural barrier function, the lower layers are being treated to a heavy dose of essential regenerative and hydrating nutrients.
Morning and Night
You may not have realised it yet, but the area around your eyes loses moisture around 50% faster than the rest of your face. It’s also 40% thinner and the least elastic part of your face, making it particularly susceptible to ageing.
Future-proof this delicate area with a Certified Organic Eye Cream by Saya. Rich in Hyaluronic acid, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, this cream hydrates, protects and replenishes the delicate area.
For normal skin, look no further than Vitalize Face Elixir by Maaemo. This Certified Organic facial oil contains an abundant blend of powerful fruit, nut and botanical oils that deliver a smooth, dewy and radiant complexion. It will keep your oil production in check while hydrating and soothing the skin and protecting cells against free-radical damage. It’s also non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores.
We also love Saya’s Argan Face Oil. Argan Oil is rich in Vitamin E, so will help block environmental factors to prevent damage, dark spots, and fine lines. It also contains Kakadu Plum, a rich source of Vitamin C. It’s also naturally rich in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and 9. A little goes a long way. You can even mix 2 – 3 drops into your night moisturiser.
The Lemon Myrtle + Rose Oil by Cedar + Stone contains 95% organic ingredients and delivers a power pack of antioxidants and calming essential oils for a brighter complexion. It’s also non-greasy and won’t clog pores.
Morning + Night
Look for a beautifully formulated moisturiser with restoring and soothing ingredients such as the Balance Moisture by Saya. This formula contains Argan Oil, Vitamin C-rich Kakadu Plum, Chamomile and Aloe Vera to soothe and Hyaluronic Acid to replenish and promote balance.
Wanting a little more indulgence? Don’t go past the effortlessly luxurious yet hardworking Mere Prime + Protect Moisture Cream. This cream soothes and brightens, visibly plumps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, creates a protective barrier from damaging natural elements and smooths your complexion for a flawless base for makeup.
Each Morning and Reapplied as Required
Sunscreen should be your first line of defense in your war against aging, pigmentation and overall deterioration. Choose a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as these ingredients reflect UV light preventing them from causing further damage.
We love the 3-in-1 Anti-Aging Face Sunscreen with SPF 30 by Wotnot. This hard-working and non-greasy formula is a zinc-based sunscreen, a primer for a flawless matte finish and delivers vitamins and potent antioxidants to protect, prime and brighten.
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