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How To: Pick The Right Skincare For Your Skin Type

Every woman’s face has its own unique quirks and, let’s face it, the same can be said for skincare products. Here’s a helpful guide to identifying your skin type – and choosing a matching formula with GLAMGLOW.

Oily Skin

Indicators: Large, visible pores and a greasy sheen that develops quickly after you’ve cleansed.

What to Look for: An oil-control face wash that digs deep to purify pores (ones with clay are highly effective), and helps regulate oil production without leaving your face feeling dry. A formula that balances pH will also slow the growth of bacteria and help prevent breakouts.

Products to Try:
GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Mask Treatment

Dry Skin

Indicators: Your skin is often itchy, flaky, or generally tight.

What to Look for: A cleanser that clears away grime and impurities without stripping skin of its natural oils. A hydrating face wash (especially those made with glycerin or essential oils) should do the trick, and look for soap-free formulas wherever possible.

Products to Try:
GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Mask Treatment
GLAMGLOW WATERBURST™ Hydrated Glow Moisturizer

Sensitive Skin

Indicators: Your skin is often red after cleansing, and prone to irritation.

What to Look for: Cleansers with dense, creamy foams and soothing ingredients like aloe vera, willow bark, and witch hazel. Balancing pH is also important, as skin can get dry or irritated when its pH is out of whack. If possible, avoid heavily sudsy products (less creamy, more bubbly).

Products to Try:
GLAMGLOW POWERMUD Dualcleanse Mask Treatment

Normal Skin

Indicators: An even skin tone with no flaking, redness, or sheen, and only the occasional breakout.

What to Look for: Honestly, just about anything – your skin isn’t picky! We recommend potent (yet non-drying) cleansers with a range of bonus perks: anti-ageing, toning, and hydrating ingredients are all a major plus.

Products to Try:
GLAMGLOW GRAVITYMUD Firming Mask Treatment
GLAMGLOW GLOWSTARTER™ Mega Illuminating Moisturiser

Combination Skin

Indicators: An oily T-Zone (your forehead, nose, and chin) alongside drier skin on your cheeks.

What to Look for: A formula that balances a thorough clean with a healthy dose of hydration. Like a cleanser for dry skin, it should clear away oil and grime without stripping skin of moisture. The ideal is a face wash that protects skin’s lipid barrier, locking in natural moisture while cleansing surface oil.

Products to Try:

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