Feeling confused when confronted with a multitude of skincare options?
Unsure of what products will suit your skin and feel frustrated wasting money on a range that just doesn’t deliver results for YOUR skin?
Read on for simple fuss free ways to determine your skin type and see how nature can help nurture.
Did you know that a recent UK survey carried out by Boots found that 9 in 10 women were baffled by what skincare products to choose for their skin type?
Not surprising really when there is so much information and choice out there – it’s confusing and time consuming trying to work out what’s suitable for your specific type of skin and which products will work.
Here at HBB we always want to do our best to help you find natural products tailored specifically to perform for your skin type.
Get Skin Type Savvy!
Firstly, it’s so important to identify your skin type to find out which products or routines will help you to achieve healthy, glowing skin without reaction.
If you have sensitive skin your skin is less able to withstand fragrances or harsh chemicals, and it is important to find products that are gentle for skin more prone to reactivity.
Choosing the right products for your skin ensure that they are targeted to balance the oil, water and reactivity of your skin, thereby improving the symptoms that each skin type presents for a natural, healthy, balanced glow.
If a product isn’t right for your skin type it won’t be effective and could even irritate. Something none of us want to discover after investing our time and money in a new skincare routine.
Love the Skin You’re In!
Here at HBB we know all skin types are beautiful - on some of our labels we refer to 'normal' skin types which is a widely used term to to describe well-balanced skin (scientific term eudermic) that is neither dry nor oily, as in general the natural sebum production is balanced.
Handy Hints to Determine your Skin Type at Home
1. Review your skin at the end of the day
2.Try a Blotting Sheet
Gently cleanse your face, pat dry and leave for 30 mins then use a blotting paper pressed to various areas of your face. Hold the sheets up to the light to see how much oil has been absorbed onto the paper. If you notice oil from certain areas of your face only you probably have combination skin, if from most areas of your face you probably have oily skin. Very minimal or no oil is characteristic of dry/mature skin and if you see only very small traces of oil you most likely have a balanced 'normal ' skin type.
3. Put on the Pressure
See how supple your skin is by applying pressure to your face by pinching or pressing with your fingers. Lacking in natural oils and lipids, dry/mature skin will not bounce back quickly whereas balanced, combination and oily types will quickly return to shape after the pressure is released. Sensitive skin may feel sore, irritated or appear red after pressure is applied.
4. Take a Skincare Quiz
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Bear in mind that skin types can alter with age, weather, pollutants and hormones. Have you had a look at our range specifically designed for the requirements of menopausal skin? Click HERE for more on our 'M' Bee Bundles.
Natural Support for Your Specific Skin Type
For Dry to Mature Skin, try our Bumble Bee range!
For Balanced to Combination Skin buzz over to our Busy Bee range!
Our lovingly formulated Busy Bee Face Cream comprises of a selected blend of naturally antibacterial lavender and bergamot known to help balance sebum production – fab for banishing those oily patches whilst gently moisturising your skin.
For Oily, Acne Prone Skin, here are our Favourites.
For oily skins/areas try our Busy Bee Spritz for a double cleanse - with witch hazel and yarrow it offers a natural aid to controlling any excess oil and tightening those pores.
For break outs try using the cooling roller ball of our Rescue Bee Remedy to soothe and reduce inflammation and infection over any outbreaks.
For sensitive skin types, we recommend our soothing Sensitive Bee range!
Did you know?
For peace of mind, most of our skincare products come in smaller travel sizes so you can try them out before committing to the full size - helping you to be absolutely certain they’ll work for your skin type. Simply select the TRY ME option on the relevant product page.
All our skincare trios and samples come with a handy leaflet explaining how to use your honey goodies as part of your skincare routine to achieve the best results!