Normal skin is the holy grail of skins, some ladies are just lucky to have a skin that feels elastic and looks clear of redness, blemishes, dry or oily patches. Normal skin doesn’t appear to suffer with the weather, nor it is affected by medication or the time of the month. Depending on age it can show some fine or deeper lines, I think it is unrealistic to expect no lines whatsoever. No matter what we do, the condition of our skin will slowly decline with age and we ladies should try to learn to age more gracefully and be proud of our looks no matter what. Fine lines are laughter lines, lines of happiness :)
Going back to what makes for ‘normal’ skin type - adding to the above would be even texture, small and near invisible pores, and smooth surface all over. Looking after normal skin is fairly easy as most products in our range would suit this type of skin. The key is to avoid anything that could potentially disturb the balance and perhaps over-dry it so it makes sense to avoid products for problem/oily skin for example.
Cleansing Products for Normal Skin
These include Moisturising Foaming Face Wash if you like washing your face in the sense of soap & water. If you prefer soap we recommend our Shea & Calendula Soap which is unscented and has added Shea Butter to prevent your skin feeling too tight after a wash. For make up removal and general face cleansing we recommend any of our Facial Lotion Cleansers - Rose, Hemp & Jojoba or Plum & Avocado Cleanser. If you are feeling adventurous, you could give our Face Cleansing Oil a go. More on how to use that - read Article on Oil Cleansing Method in our Blog.
Toners for Normal Skin
After you have cleansed your face, you can follow with one of our flower water Facial toners to remove any traces of cleanser from your face and to allow the flower waters to soothe and bring balance back to your skin after cleansing. For normal skin you can use the Bulgarian Rose, the Rose, Chamomile & Geranium, the Orange Blossom (Neroli) or the Lavender & Geranium (my personal favourite until Neroli came about :))
If you don’t routinely use a toner, you can skip this section. We are not here to make you change a skin care routine you are already happy with. Your skin would benefit from a toner application, but it isn’t an absolute necessity!
Face masks for Normal Skin
Giving your face a treat once a week is recommended even if your normal skin doesn’t appear to need it. Our masks are made of powders for longevity (vs a premixed product which requires a preservative and has a shorter shelf life). You can use pretty much any of our face masks by mixing some powder with plain water, flower water, freshly squeezed juice, even milk (plant or dairy), adding optional nourishing ingredients such as mashed up avocado, or a teaspoon of oil, a teaspoon of honey. Be as adventurous as you like and treat your skin to something healthy.
Exfoliation products for Normal Skin
Exfoliation is recommended to keep your skin fresh as during exfoliation you remove the dead skin cells that otherwise would be taking up your moisturiser. For normal skin we recommend our Facial Scrub with Bamboo & Sweet Orange. It is a non-foaming product which will not over cleanse your skin and it is best used in the shower or bath when the steam will help open your pores and allow for deeper cleansing.
Face Moisturisers for Normal Skin
Depending on your preference (some ladies love heavier moisturisers, other like them light especially for day time use) you can try our Balancing Face Cream or Sensitive Face Creamif you prefer unscented products. These facial moisturisers are suitable for most skin types, even mature skin as long as it isn’t dry. If you need a lighter cream that these then the Ultra Light Face cream is the one to go for, or if you are looking for something heavier to use at night the our Replenishing Face Cream or Super Hydrating cream are the ones to consider. Even though you can take up our face creams to the eye area, we do recommend you using one of our natural eye care products - The Eye Roll On is a purely oil based product and some ladies prefer that. If you don’t get on well with oils near your eye area then either of our Eye Creams would be worth looking at - Rose & Shea or Frankincense & Argan.
And this would be all! You are all cleansed, exfoliated, toned, nourished & hydrated :)