Guide to Understanding Different Skin Types

At INIKA Organic, we believe that it’s important to get to know the skin you’re in. Whether you’re dealing with dry skin or excess shine, identifying your skin type is crucial to building an effective daily skincare routine. Knowing exactly what your skin needs is the first step in finding natural skincare ingredients that can help deliver this, and can help you figure out in what order to apply face products for the best results.

Normal Skin
Combination Skin
Oily Skin
Dry Skin
Sensitive Skin

Thankfully, finding skincare products for skin types ranging from dry to oily is less daunting than it sounds. Read on to discover the best skincare routine for oily skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, and normal skin and transform your skin for the better.

The best natural skincare routine for dry skin

Dealing with dry or dehydrated skin can be difficult in every season, but is particularly challenging in winter. In the colder months, low temperatures, harsh winds, and dry indoor environments due to heating can all exacerbate skin dryness, leaving you with flakiness, irritation, and rough patches. To combat this, try our 4-step skincare routine for dry skin.

1. Cleanse

Cleansing should be the first step in any daily skincare routine, and can help your skin absorb your other natural skincare products more effectively. Our Phytofuse Renew Camellia Oil Cleanser is enriched with Shea and Cocoa butters to hydrate the skin as it cleanses, making it one of the best cleansers for dry skin.

2. Pat in a face oil

Once you’ve thoroughly cleansed your skin, gently pat or press in a nourishing facial oil like our lightweight, antioxidant-rich Phyto-Active Botanical Face Oil.

3. Use a day cream

Add a final layer of hydration and seal in the nourishing effects of the previous two steps with our Phytofuse Renew Maca Root Rich Day Cream. Featuring a luxurious blend of Argan and Avocado Oils and Shea Butter, this rich day cream will keep your skin soft and supple all day long.

4. Finish with an eye cream

Finally, fight transepidermal water loss from the delicate skin around your eyes by dabbing on our Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Eye Cream.

Top Tip: Adding a night cream will reduce transepidermal water loss experienced overnight keeping skin more hydrated.

The best natural skincare routine for oily skin

In some ways, oily and combination skin are two of the most commonly misunderstood skin types. While it may sound counterintuitive, providing your skin with more oils is actually one of the best ways to control oily skin naturally, and can help prevent problem areas like your T-zone or chin from producing excess shine throughout the day.

To reap the benefits of facial oils for this skin type, follow the 2 steps below.

1. Cleanse

Remove makeup, surface oils, sweat, SPF, and other impurities from your skin by soaking a cotton pad or muslin cloth with our Phyto-Active Micellar Rosewater and gently wiping it across your face.

2. Try Rosehip Oil

The natural astringent properties of our Phyto-Active Rosehip Oil Blend can help balance your skin’s oil production levels and support your skin’s natural protective barrier. Better yet, the antioxidant-rich blend can help neutralise free radicals and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Top Tip: After you’ve finished your skincare routine, use a matte primer and mattifying powder to help your makeup stay put.

The best natural sensitive skincare routine

The key to managing sensitive skin that’s prone to irritation? Keeping it simple and learning how to layer skincare to provide nourishment without overwhelming your skin. In many cases, this can be achieved by following 3 easy steps.

1. Cleanse

Enriched with natural plant sugars and Aloe Vera Juice, this alcohol-free micellar water and cleanser gently removes your makeup and other surface impurities. Free of synthetic fragrance and featuring only Certified Organic essential oils, it will keep skin feeling calm and clean.

2. Add a soothing facial oil

Calm irritation and soothe sensitivity with a nourishing oil like our Phyto-Active Rosehip Oil Blend. Filled with antioxidants and other skin-loving natural ingredients, this blend will help rebalance skin in no time.

3. Apply a night cream

Help your skin recover overnight by finishing your skincare routine with our Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Night Cream. With a luxurious, free radical-neutralising whipped formula and Sunflower, Rosehip, and Argan Oil blend, this night cream will help transform your skin for the better as you sleep.

The best natural normal skin skincare routine

First thing’s first: “Normal” skin just means that your skin is neither oily nor dry. In short, it’s right in the middle of the skin spectrum. While this means that you don’t necessarily need targeted products and ingredients, it is important to figure out what order to apply skincare products in. Scroll on to discover the answer.

1. Cleanse & exfoliate

In addition to cleansing twice a day with your natural cleanser of choice, aim to exfoliate at least 1-2 times a week with our Phytofuse Renew Caviar Lime Exfoliator. Harnessing the power of Fruit AHAs from the native Caviar Lime, this exfoliant gently buffs away dead skin cells and surface impurities.

2. Use a facial oil

Like most other skin types, normal skin responds well to a few drops of facial oil, morning and night. Our Phyto-Active Botanical Face Oil is filled with 18 essential oils that boost your skin’s natural protective barrier and deliver a covetable, all-over glow.

3. Apply an eye cream

Fight puffiness and dark under eye circles by gentling dabbing in our Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Eye Cream. Featuring powerhouse anti ageing ingredients Resveratrol and Grapeseed Oil, this lightweight eye cream can help uplift the delicate area around your eyes.

4. Finish with a night cream

Top off your skincare routine with our regenerative Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Rich Night Cream. With Sunflower, Rosehip, and Argan Oils and resveratrol-rich Grape Extract, this anti ageing cream can help you wake up to nourished and glowing skin at any age.

Give your skin exactly what it needs today

Building the perfect skincare routine for your skin type can be challenging, but it’s far from impossible. With the right knowledge and a bit of dedication, tailoring your daily routine to suit your skin’s specific needs is easier than it sounds, and can yield fantastic results.

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