Suzi, Our top esthetician has some great recommendations on the right products for your skin type!
If you love the idea of buying your skin care online, but don’t want to miss out on the kind of one on one consultation you get when shopping in a store, here's some helpful skin care regime advice and top product picks from loveTrueNatural! We have teamed up with our top esthetician to produce a complete, online skin care analysis and prescription, whatever your skin type, making it easy to get just the right products and treatments to keep your skin happy, healthy and glowing!
Recommendations for Skin 30, 40, 50 and up
Internal aging begins and the build-up of environmental damage starts to show. It’s time to re-evaluate your skin care regime, as products that may have worked well in your 20’s are unlikely to suit the changing needs of your skin.
Skin care regime for Skin 30 and up:
You probably haven’t given much thought to anti-aging products yet – but remember that it’s easier to prevent signs of aging than it is to reverse them. Get each day off to a great start with Lavera’s MyAge Foaming Cleanser, followed by ILIKE Stonecrop Whipped Moisturizer. Also, brighten and de-puff your eyes for the day with True Spa’s EyeBright Peptide Serum. Then step up your night time routine with True Spa’s Advanced Lift & Firm Serum and ILIKE’s Stonecrop Whipped Moisturizer to help nourish and repair the skin. Lastly, ILIKE’s St. John's Wort Eye Contour Cream is another must as the delicate eye area is often the first to show dryness and fine lines.
Skin care regime for Skin 40 and up:
The skin’s collagen and elastin network, and its hyaluronic acid layer, all responsible for keeping skin plumped and glowing, gradually break down. As a result, wrinkles appear, especially around the eyes and between the nose and mouth. Introduce products that will boost your skin’s own ability to lift, hydrate and firm. For a cleanser use ILIKE’s Grapeseed Cleansing Milk in the morning and at night, to stimulate collagen production and increase elasticity. Also, use ILIKE’s Antioxidant Grape Moisturizer for an extra surge of moisture and skin renewal. Don’t forget True Spa’s EyeBright Peptide Serum for those mornings when you want to look 30 again. At night, use True Spa’s Advanced Lift & Firm Serum for moisture and wrinkle prevention. Kick up the hydration with ILIKE’s Rich Antioxidant Grape Moisturizer, for extra nourishment and anti-oxidant protection. Follow with St. John's Wort Eye Contour Cream, a perfect eye cream for maximum protection.
Skin care regime for Skin 50 and up:
Time for extra special care and nourishment. The skin’s ability to retain oil and water slow dramatically, resulting in a thin, uneven texture and a lack of color and vitality. You want to use similar products that you would in your 40’s but add specialist treatments to restore skin’s inner radiance. Start with the Grapeseed Cleansing Milk again in the morning and at night and follow with True Spa’s Advanced Lift & Firm Serum, for some extra Lift & Firm for the day. Add ILIKE’s Antioxidant Grape Moisturizer after for a surge of moisture. For those tired eyes, use True Spa’s EyeBright Peptide Serum. At night, use True Spa’s Advanced Lift & Firm again and follow with ILIKE’s Rich Antioxidant Grape Moisturizer for supple skin. Finish it off with St. John's Wort Eye Contour Cream for eyes that will look rested.
Recommendations based on Skin Type or Skin Condition
For Normal/Combination Skin
Whether you have normal or combination skin, the focus of your routine should be balance – maintaining it, if you are lucky enough to have normal, low maintenance skin, or establishing it if your skin acts confused. Adopt a simple, effective skincare routine, based on products that cleanse, moisturize and protect while respecting skin’s natural functions and, where necessary, regulating oil production.
Recommended skin care regime for Normal/Combination Skin:
Use Lavera’s MyAge Foaming Cleanser in the morning and evening to deeply cleanse and regulate oil production. Follow with ILIKE’s Stonecrop Whipped Moisturizer to hydrate and smooth skin. Also, de-puff and brighten the eye area for the day with True Spa’s EyeBright Peptide Serum. At night, give your skin some extra attention with True Spa’s Advanced Lift & Firm Serum for fine lines and wrinkles. Follow with ILIKE’s St. John's Wort Eye Contour Cream for overnight moisture.
For Dry / Mature Skin
Dry Skin: Dry, tight skin can be the result of external influences like weather and seasonal changes, soap-based cleansers or drying acne treatments. It can also be a result of diet or simply a natural part of the aging process. In extreme cases, dry skin lacks elasticity and can be extremely sensitive to the sun, wind and cold. Focus on replenishing skin’s moisture levels and strengthening its ability to hydrate itself.
Mature Skin: As we age, hormonal changes affect skin, leading to a reduction in moisture levels and a decrease in sebum production. This is turn results in a dry, tight complexion, and often the skin’s texture is also affected, losing its healthy lustre and softness. Introduce products that will restore skin’s suppleness while offering lasting hydration.
Recommended skin care regime for Dry/Mature Skin:
Use ILIKE’s Grapeseed Cleansing Milk morning and evening; follow with ILIKE’s Antioxidant Grape Moisturizer during the day and True Spa’s EyeBright Peptide Serum for wide awake eyes. At night, say goodbye to wrinkles with True Spa’s Advanced Lift & Firm Serum. Also, finish off your routine with ILIKE’s power packed St. John's Wort Eye Contour Cream.
For Oily / Acne Skin
Both oily and acne skin is out of balance skin, and can be the result of hormonal, seasonal or dietary changes, or a reaction to drying soaps and other products. Resist the temptation to treat these skin types with oil-free products, which are often harsh and drying, and only send the message that more oil needs to be produced, upsetting skin further. Instead, work on rebalancing sebum production with soothing, hydrating and strictly non-irritating products to restore balance, harmony and health to skin.
Recommended skin care regime for Oily/Acne Skin:
Start with Lavera’s Invigorating Cleansing Gel in the morning and evening, for a gentle yet thorough cleanse. Follow with Lavera’s Purifying Facial Toner and Mattifying Balancing Cream for day and night. Also, use Lavera’s Purifying Scrub once or twice a week for a deep cleansing treatment that will also leave skin fresher and brighter.
For Sensitive Skin
Special care should be taken over sensitive skin as it can upset easily, quickly irritated by the sun, wind or cold weather, and often allergic to the ingredients in many beauty products. To keep sensitive skin happy, look for skin, body and hair care that is fragrance-free and contains only very gentle, natural ingredients. Avoid products that might exacerbate redness and irritation such as exfoliators and try to wash your face just once a day.
Recommended skin care regime for Sensitive Skin:
Use ILIKE’s Rose Petal Cleansing Milk for morning and night and follow with ILIKE’s Rose Petal Whipped Moisturizer during the day. Also to wake up tired eyes, use True Spa's EyeBright Peptide Serum. At night, switch to ILIKE’s enriched Rich Carrot Moisturizer, for velvety smooth skin. To finish apply True Spa’s Advanced Lift & Firm Serum at night for extra defense against wrinkles. Then follow with ILIKE’s St. John's Wort Eye Contour Cream for all around eye protection.
Rosacea is sensitive skin with a very specific complaint: persistent facial redness, visible or broken blood vessels and pimples are all indicators. Those over 30, with fair complexions that blush easily, are more likely to suffer. Look for products that will soothe and calm redness and irritation whilst strengthening skin against future flare-ups.
Recommended skin care regime for Rosacea:
Choose a very mild cleanser like ILIKE’s Rose Petal Cleansing Milk for day and night cleansing. Follow with ILIKE’s Rose Petal Whipped Moisturizer during the day. For bright eyes in the morning use True Spa’s EyeBright Peptide Serum. At night, use ILIKE’s enriched Rich Carrot Moisturizer, an intense drink for your skin, and apply True Natural’s Advanced Lift & Firm Serum at night for wrinkle fighting power. For moistened eyes, end with St. John's Wort Eye Contour Cream for all around eye protection.
Eczema can affect everyone from newborns to adults. Eczema can be ‘wet’ or ‘dry’, wet eczema taking the form of blister like patches that ‘weep’ fluid, or in severe cases even blood, while dry eczema shows in the form of very dry, itchy areas of skin that may flake or peel. In each case the most important thing is to try and minimize possible triggers such as harsh weather, stress, chemical preservatives and artificial fragrances. Adopt a skincare routine that is simple, gentle and uses only a minimum of products.
Recommended skin care regime for Eczema:
Fragrance-free products are the best choice for those suffering from Eczema. Cleanse skin with Green People’s No scent - Neutral Cleanser, taking care to use warm, not hot, water. Follow with Green People’s No scent - Neutral 24 Hour Cream, an extremely soothing, hydrating moisturizer that leaves dry, sore skin fresh and comfortable. For patches of eczema on the body, use Green People’s No scent - Neutral Hand & Body Lotion.
Those suffering from skin irritations, Rosacea, Eczema, Dermatitis will find that Neutral (unscented) skin care products that are free from fragrances - particularly synthetic fragrances - to be most calming for their skin. At loveTrueNatural, we carry the Lavera Neutral as well as the Green People No Scent lines.
For Dark Circles
With age, facial skin thins, allowing for the discoloration of dark circles to be seen more easily. If you have a tendency towards dark circles, avoid excessive sun exposure and always wear a high SPF, as sunlight triggers skin’s melanin production, resulting in a tanned effect but also a darker pigmentation of thin skin.
Recommended skin care regime for Dark Circles:
Apply True Spa’s Eyebright Peptide Serum to the under eye area twice daily under your usual moisturizer. During the day, use Lavera Liquid Concealer to brighten dark circles and enliven eyes.
For Sun Damaged Skin
Sunshine lifts our spirits, boosts energy levels and provides us with essential vitamin D. But while it is important to get out into the sun on a regular basis, we all know that too much sun and not enough protection can have a negative impact on skin health. Evidence of sun damaged skin includes dryness, premature aging, uneven pigmentation and even skin cancer. Trust your skin to True Natural’s NPA and Whole Foods Market Premium Body Care Certified range of all-natural sun protection and enjoy your time in the sun safely.
Recommended skin care regime for Sun Damaged Skin:
Start with ILIKE’s Lemon Cleansing Milk in the morning and at night, packed with antioxidants for free radical damage. Follow with ILIKE’s Stonecrop Whipped Moisturizer for even toned, moisturized skin. For eyes that feel hydrated use St. John's Wort Eye Contour Cream at night. Finally, don’t forget your True Natural SPF 50 Sunscreen for protection from the sun’s harmful rays.