We believe that consistency is the foundation for great skin but know with endless options available it can be difficult to know where to start. So here is our essential guide essential to simple and effective skin health.
Step 1: Know Your Skin Type
Building your routine begins with knowing your skin type so additional steps can be added to address your skin condition through the year.
If you are not sure of your skin type, we would recommend you cleanse your skin and leave your untouched for 30mins. It is easy then to see where the oily and dry patches are.
Just knowing your skin type allows you to understand how to care for your skin, choose the right products and which ingredients will work best.
- Normal skin: A well balanced with no obvious oily or dry patches
- Dry skin: Lacking in oils and can feel rough, tight, and uncomfortable.
- Oily skin: Tends to have open, more visible, pores and the skin can feel greasy and can look shiny.
- Combination skin: Typically, normal to dry on the cheeks and oily on the t-zone (chin, nose, and forehead).
Pick the Cleanser for Your Skin Type
One of the most important steps of your skincare routine is cleansing; and understanding your skin type is fundamental to choosing the correct cleanser.
The best types of cleansers for a dry skin are cleansing balm packed with nutritious plant oils that can bring moisture, help restore and replenish the skin.
Our Wildsmith Skin Nourishing Cleansing Balm is perfect for you if your skin feels dry and appears dehydrated. The nine nutritional plant oils will leave the complexion feeling clean, your skin glowing, the skin barrier restored, soft and supple.
Oily or combination skin may feel constantly shiny when glands over-produce natural oils. Cleansing oily and combination skin means banishing the oil to leave skin feeling clean but without striping the skin and causing the oils glands to pump up more oil to the skin surface.
Our Energising B5 Gel Cleanser uses a new generation of surfactants derived from coconut and fermented sugar to effectively cleanse the skin without triggering the oil production. The skin is left clean, clear and any redness is visibly reduced.
With normal skin types there is the choice of both balm and wash-off cleanser, but consistency and routine are crucial to maintain the skin’s equilibrium.
How To Make Your Skincare Work Harder for You
Exfoliating daily helps remove dead skin cells to boost the performance of any skincare and leaves you with a more radiant and smoother complexion.
It is easy to over exfoliate which can compromise your skin barrier and cause redness, irritation, and discomfort. Getting the balance is difficult but micro dosing is a brilliant way to achieve the same results without causing stress to the skin. Micro dosing delivers a pre blended amount of exfoliating acids at low level that the skin can easily cope with.
Our Time-Release Pre-Serum Drops are recommended for daily use after cleansing; formulated with a targeted blend of AHA’s, malic, glycolic, lactic, and citric acid to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.
When To Add a Serum
Serums can be the most concentrated part of your skincare routine and it is important you choose your serum wisely.
Multi-benefit serums are a good choice, often pre blended with actives at high concentrations.
Our Active Repair Copper Peptide Serum ensures the skin is fully hydrated with Hyaluronic Acid and Copper Peptides to help protect the skin, normalize the bacteria levels, and aid the skin natural repair process.
We believe that both proper cleansing and daily moisturising are non-negotiable!
The word ‘moisturiser’ may suggest that you need only look for hydrating ingredients, such as Hyaluronic Acid, in this final step, however, we recommend choosing a moisturiser that also contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, vitamins and hydrators.
Not only does it maintain and support skin’s hydration levels the inclusion of antioxidants will provide cell protection and help shield the skin from damaging aggressors. Anti-inflammatory ingredients also help protect skin from daily exposure to external and internal aggressors.
Our Active Repair Copper Peptide Cream has been created to deliver all the elements the skin needs to cope with daily aggressors including Hyaluronic to ensure the skin is constantly hydrated and vitamins A, C and E shield the skin and aid cell renewal.