The quest for perfect skin can seem impossible, with concerns such as oiliness, sensitivity and dehydration affecting most of us to various degrees. Fortunately, there’s hope! We’ve put together some simple tips and tricks to give skin the TLC it needs.

What is the function of skin?

Let's start at the basics - why do we have skin and how important is it for our health? At its most fundamental, skin provides a physical and chemical barrier between the outside environment and the inside tissues of the body - this means that it works hard to keep the good stuff in, like water, and keep the bad stuff out, like chemicals and environmental exposures. This is called the “barrier function”.

The health of your skin plays a pivotal role in its appearance. A healthy, hydrated complexion with a well packed and functional barrier means smoother and more luminous skin with a healthy glow.

How important is a skin care routine?

Caring for your skin the right way can make a significant difference to the way it looks and feels - not just today but for the long haul! Whether it's hyperpigmentation, acne scarring or deep lines and wrinkles, prevention is always far easier and less costly than attempting to tackle skin concerns in the future.

What are the different skin types and how to care for them?

All skin types are different and need to be cared for in different ways - this means for some, a little goes a long way and for others, a little extra TLC is required. While it can be a case of trial and error before you find your perfect match, we've broken down skin types and our recommended routines below.

Ageing Skin
Skin may have lost its glow and suppleness

Dry or Dehydrated Skin
Skin may be flaky, irritated, itchy or dull 

Sensitive Skin
Skin can be dry, red and easily irritated

Oily Skin
Skin may look and feel shiny, with more visible pores

Combination Skin
Skin may have various concerns all at once, from oiliness to dryness

Uneven Skin Tone
Skin may have hyperpigmentation or spots of redness