The world is wising up to the chemicals found in skincare. Hallelujah! The only problem? There are more natural skincare products than ever before. We’re bombarded with ads, and when we browse the shop shelves there are rows and rows of products to choose from.
Feel overwhelmed and confused? Want to nail down your skincare options? Here’s some guidance on choosing the right natural skincare for you.
Establish your skin type
To pick the right natural skincare you’ll need to get to know your skin. There are five main skin types - normal, oily, dry, combination and sensitive. If you tend to get breakouts and feel like you’re always sporting an oily residue, you probably have oily skin so you’ll need products with an antibacterial element. Another way to get a piece of sticky tape and put it on your face. Peel it off and hold it under the light. Is it oily or flakey? Once you know your skin type you can choose a product that suits you.
Think about your main skin concerns
Age and lifestyle also play a part in choosing the right natural skincare. If you’re under 30, your skin won’t need anything too heavy. If you’re over 30 and are worried about fine lines and wrinkles, opt for something more active. If you’re recovering from a skin trauma like our friend Val was, something gentle and soothing is a must. Oh and don’t forget! Weather is a factor too. We tend to opt for lighter moisturisers if we know we’re going to be getting sweaty!
Ask your friends for recommendations
Word of mouth is still the best way to get accurate information. Your friends won’t lie - well, we hope not! What are your friends using? Why do they love it? Our friends started using Zivany because they noticed how good our skin was looking. Do you have friends who have glowing, healthy looking skin? Ask about their skincare routine and hope they tell you all!
Choose based on your values
Seeing as we’re on the topic of natural skincare, we have to mention how important values are when choosing a skincare brand. Different brands have different values. One of our values is skincare shouldn’t harm you or the earth, and that’s why we opt for natural ingredients in our skincare products. Are you vegan? Do you care about the environment? These values will affect what skincare you choose.
Just give it a try
Your skin is unique. What works for one person, may not work for you. And no matter how much research you do, sometimes you just have to give it a try. It can be a process of trial and error. The great thing about natural skincare is, the likelihood of irritation is lower because there are way less chemicals in the bottle.
Want to give Zivany a try? Shop our botanicals range here.