Here’s How To Reset Your Skin According To Your Skin Concern

Your skin experiences so much on a daily basis, from weather changes and environmental factors to just life stress in general. All these factors can lead to changes in your skin, which means you’ll need to update your skincare routine to suit its new needs. If you’re one of the special ones who doesn’t go through skin changes, lucky you – the rest of us need to click reset on our routines from time to time. Here are the tips and products to try according to your skin concern…

Severe dryness

The quickest way to tell if you have dry skin is by assessing how it feels. If it’s tight, itchy or appears rough, with fine, white flakes, welcome to the dry club. It’s time to up your hydration game with nourishing products that your skin will drink up. Choose rich formulas instead of lightweight ones and be sure to moisturise twice (day and night) to get your moisture levels back on track. 

Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisture Cream
La Mer The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum


Fun fact: dry skin leads to sensitive skin, if not treated properly. We’re here to help you manage it, though. Conditions like dermatitus, rosacea and eczema also fall into the sensitive category. If your skin is experiencing sensitivity symptoms, such as itchiness, stinging, intense warmth or genuine discomfort, stop using products that contain active ingredients. Opt for a barrier cream that strengthens and soothes irritation and choose a gentle cleanser, such as a micellar water, to remove dirt from the skin without causing further barrier damage. 

Kiehl's Centella Sensitive Cica Balm
Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water Sensitive 400ml

Acne or blemishes

Using the correct skincare isn’t the only important step when it comes to acne-prone skin. There are certain lifestyle choices that can be a game-changer for your routine. Cleanse your skin no more than twice a day to avoid drying it out or causing further irritation. Never squeeze a blemish, as this can lead to infection or scarring – use a spot gel instead. Stick to one product for six to eight weeks in order to see results – applying different products each day will cause irritation and possibly worsen your breakout. 

Catrice Pore Blemish Control Serum
Fenty Skin Blemish Defeat’r BHA Spot-Targeting Gel 15ml


Skin feeling a bit meh? Well, the good news is radiance and vitamin C go hand in hand. Adding this powerful antioxidant to your regimen will help boost hydration, diminish signs of ageing and brighten the skin. Masks also work wonders by adding bursts of hydration and actives to the skin, so be sure to apply one twice a week. Exfoliating also helps tremendously by removing loose, dead skin cells, resulting in a healthy glow. 

Skin Republic Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask
Pixi Vitamin-C Serum

Fine lines and wrinkles

If you’re not ready to embrace the smile lines, include retinol in your skincare line-up. The superstar ingredient increases cell turnover, which causes a natural exfoliation of the skin, resulting in a smooth, even texture. Elasticity, firmness and collagen are boosted, resulting in filled out wrinkles and plumped, youthful-looking skin. Introduce it slowly into your night-time routine and be militant with your daily sunscreen application – retinol will make your skin light sensitive. 
The Ordinary Retinol 1% In Squalane 30ml
Skin Proud Serious Shade - SPF 50+ Sunscreen 40ml

Which category do you fall into when resetting your skin? Let us know in the comments below. 


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