Bodyscents natural skincare products cater to the following skin concerns and overall types:
Normal Skin is balanced skin. It is neither oily nor dry. It has a translucent, soft, smooth texture and a healthy glow. If you have normal skin – congratulations – this is one of the easiest skin types to care for. Normal skin is most often experienced at younger ages, and may change in the future. Even normal skin can be affected by poor diet, sun exposure and reactions and should be cared for to minimise damage. See Bodyscents Normal Skin Ritual.
Dry skin flakes easily and will develop early lines and wrinkles due to less active sebaceous glands and may be vulnerable to changes in the environment. Dry skin can feel sore and exposed particularly in dry climates both in winter and summer, and may react badly to exposure to artificial heating and cooling. It is also more prone to cracking and damage, which can lead to infection. Dry skin is most common in Australian conditions and other dry climates. Water intake is crucial. Dry skin should be nourished regularly but never exposed to harsh astringents which may worsen the condition. See Bodyscents Dry Skin Ritual.
Mature skin is similar to dry skin, but sometimes shows a duller complexion. Generally skin is a little more fine textured with more fine lines or wrinkles. Mature skin may show signs of redness on the cheeks and fine capillary breakage around the nasal area. Open pores may also occur more in mature skin. Brown patches can occur, usually on the cheeks from free radical damage from the sun. This can be repaired with vitamin and anti-oxidant serums in our range. The visible signs of aging are not inevitable in mature skin. A holistic approach can minimise the appearance of wrinkles and brighten your complexion. See Bodyscents Mature Skin Ritual.
In oily skin, the sebaceous glands are over-active, creating a shiny appearance and greasy feel. The texture is coarse due to enlarged pores, which are prone to clogging and features of acne. People with oily skin often have trouble keeping cosmetic application looking fresh all day, and are also more prone to suffering from acne due to the increased activity of oil producing glands. On the bright side, oily skin can look younger for longer, because it maintains suppleness and smoothness. A skincare ritual that removes excess oil and minimizes clogging of pores is essential for people with oily skin. See Bodyscents Oily Skin Ritual.
Sensitive skin is easily irritated and can feel dry and itchy in places after washing. Typical sensitive skin reactions are itching, burning, chafing and stinging sensations. Flaky patches and some redness can eventuate, with occasional break outs. Skin flushes easily and may redden with exposure to alcohol, spicy food and temperature changes. Sensitive skin is the most prone to suffering adverse reactions from ingredients and preservatives in commercial skincare products, and should be treated with the utmost care. Often you can be a mix of sensitive and mature or sensitive and combination or oily/ normal. Bodyscents products have been especially formulated with soothing botanicals to be beneficial to those with sensitive skin. See Bodyscents Sensitive Skin Ritual.
The skin has an oily area confined to the T-zone – the forehead, nose and chin. The cheeks and area around eyes are dry. Combination skin is the most common skin type, and has its own challenges. Often the great variation of skin imbalances on the face is due to the types of products you may be using. Harsher ingredients can strip the natural oils from certain areas and over-produce oil and cause dryness and tightness in other areas. Most of our clients begin with combination or sensitive skin and we are able to balance that out with our gentle natural formulas within a short time frame. Occasionally, different areas of the face need to be treated with different products, so that the problems of both oily and dry areas of skin are not exacerbated. See Bodyscents Combination Skin Ritual.
Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and acne are some of the common skin issues requiring more specific attention, which we may be able to help you with. We have great results with these skin conditions. See Bodyscents Therapeutic Range.
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