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Get to know your skin type

The best way to care for your skin starts with knowing your skin type. And while we believe that everyone’s skin is as unique as their personality, there are a few common characteristics that help to define your skin type. Whether it’s oily, dry, combination or sensitive, knowing your skin type allows you to focus on the right products for you.

So let’s find out your skin type and your best products!


What’s my skin type?

Whether you’re in your early twenties, mature or pregnant, most skin types will fall into one of four categories:

  • Oily: Oily skin is the result of excess sebum production. Characterized by a shiny appearance, oily skin types can be prone to breakouts
  • Dry: Dry skin is the result of an ­under-production of sebum. Characterized by a rough and flaky texture, dry skin can often feel tight and irritated
  • Combination: Combination skin is made up of multiple skin types, namely oily and dry. It is usually characterized by an oily T-zone and drier cheeks, when talking about both look and feel
  • Sensitive: Sensitive skin is the result of a weakened or compromised skin barrier. Characterized by itchiness, flushing, redness or irritation, sensitivities can be caused by ingredients within products

 

What products are suited to my skin type?

Oily

When our skin produces excess sebum or oil this can lead to the likes of clogged pores, blemishes and breakouts. Those of us with oily skin should focus on products that assist to balance excess oil, while showing care to avoid comedogenic products (products that clogs pores).

Key focus areas for oily skin:

  • Balance excess oil production
  • Decongest pores

RAWKANVAS products suitable for oily skin:

*To assist your focus areas, we recommend looking at these products in particular


Dry

When our skin under-produces sebum or oil this can lead to a vulnerable or weakened skin barrier, resulting in drier skin that matures faster. Those of us with dry skin should focus on products that keep the skin barrier properly hydrated, moisturized and nurtured. We also need to show care to avoid the likes of alcohol, dyes or chemicals.

Key focus area for dry skin:

  • Hydrate the skin barrier

RAWKANVAS products suitable for dry skin:

*To assist your focus areas, we recommend looking at these products in particular


Combination

When our skin is both oily and dry it can be challenging to care for. Those of us with combination skin should focus on products that are designed to balance skin without over-drying it or causing excess oil production.

Key focus areas for combination skin:

  • Balance excess oil production
  • Nourish dry zones (with oil-free products)

RAWKANVAS products suitable for combination skin:

*To assist your focus areas, we recommend looking at these products in particular


Sensitive

When our skin is feeling tight or uncomfortable with visible signs of redness, this is indicating a weakened or compromised skin barrier. Those of us with sensitive skin should focus on products that strengthen the skin barrier while providing a soothing relief to visible redness and discomfort.

Key focus areas for sensitive skin:

  • Strengthen the skin barrier
  • Soothe sensitivities

RAWKANVAS products suitable for sensitive skin:

*To assist your focus areas, we recommend looking at these products in particular

 

And there you have it – your skin type sorted and the products suited to your skin and focus areas! If you’re building out a routine with multiple products, you might also like to read how to skincare layer like a pro.