Should you change skin care products?

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Should you change skin care products?

Has your skin been really dry, super greasy, or irritated lately? You could be using the wrong skin care products for your skin type, so it might be time to change them up.

I’m not saying you need to overhaul your entire routine, but by just swapping one or two products, you could give your skin just what it’s craving, and end up with a brighter, healthier complexion.

So come on, embrace the change. Your skin will thank you for it!

YOUR SKIN IS: Dry and flaky

YOU’RE CURRENTLY USING: A foaming cleanser

TRY: A cream cleanser

Foaming cleansers are excellent for deeply cleansing skin and whisking away pore-clogging dirt and oils. But if your skin is on the dry side, foaming cleansers may dry it out even further, causing rough and flaky patches.

To solve that problem, switch to a creamy cleanser. It’ll give your skin a deep clean, as well as the hit of hydration it needs. Say hello to softer skin!

bh loves: Goodness Everyday Cream Cleanser, Billie Goat Soap Gentle Cream Face Cleanser

YOUR SKIN IS: Oily with breakouts

YOU’RE CURRENTLY USING: A foaming or gel cleanser

TRY: A cleansing oil

In some cases, oiliness skin can actually be the result of your skin being dehydrated and lacking moisture. Yep, it sounds odd, but a foaming or gel cleanser can actually strip away your skin’s natural oils, forcing your skin to work in overdrive to produce more oil, and leaving you looking like an oil slick by 3pm.

The fix? A cleansing oil. It will help to replenish lost hydration and re-balance your skin, while whisking away excess oil and grime.

bh loves: Shu Uemura Fresh Cleansing Oil, Face of Australia Pure Skin Cleansing Oil

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YOUR SKIN IS: Red and irritated

YOU’RE CURRENTLY USING: A regular moisturiser

TRY: A soothing moisturiser

When your skin gets red, irritated, or both, it makes sense to relieve it with a moisturiser, right? Well, sort of. While a moisturiser is great for instantly cooling and hydrating irritated skin, it might not contain ingredients to soothe and calm your skin for longer-lasting relief. Pick one with ingredients like calendula, aloe, green tea, chamomile, or thermal water for gentle relief.

bh loves: Jurlique Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturiser Cream, Uriage Tolederm Hydra-Soothing Cream

What skin type do you have? Do you think it’s time to change up your skin care routine?

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