Knowing and understanding your skin is like having the secret code to unlock the treasure trove of skin care products that will work best for you. Once you know your skin and understand its needs, you’ll have a better idea of what products and ingredients to seek out, and which ones you need to avoid. Think of it this way, your skin is a delicate ecosystem, with its own unique needs and quirks. Just like how some plants thrive in the sun while others prefer shade, different skin types require different levels of moisture, oil, and care. 

Understanding your skin can help you tailor a skincare routine to address your specific concerns,  whether it’s those stubborn zits, dryness, pigmentation, or sensitivity. Plus, knowing your skin type can save you time and money in the long run. Instead of blindly trying every new product that catches your eye, you can narrow down your options to those that are most likely to work for you. No need to hide under a ton of high-end make-up or use multiple filters, because once you use skin care products that are suitable for you, all your skin concerns will slowly, but surely fade away.  

• Oily Skin  

Oily skin is the kind of skin that makes you feel like you have spritzed on a layer of cooking oil on your face, all day long. But don’t worry, it’s a common skin type, and there are several ways to recognize it. People with an oily skin type usually tend to have larger-sized pores, which produce excess sebum, making your skin look all shiny and greasy. This sebum can also lead to a constant barrage of breakouts and acne, which is why it’s essential to take care of oily skin properly. To identify oily skin, you can simply check your T-zone area (forehead, nose, and chin). If it looks shiny and greasy, then congratulations, you have oily skin! You might also notice that your makeup doesn’t stay put, and you need to blot your face frequently throughout the day. But don’t worry,  there are ways to manage oily skin. Using herbal products in your natural skincare routine can be just what the doctor ordered! 

How does following a natural skincare routine help oily skin? 

❖ Balances out the excess sebum production. 

❖ Reduces inflammation. 

❖ Nourishes and Hydrates the skin. 

• Dry Skin 

This is the kind of skin type that makes you feel like your face is all stretched and coarse. So, what is dry skin type? When your skin does not produce enough sebum (natural oil) or moisture, it can cause your skin to feel tight, itchy, and flaky. People with dry skin often have smaller pores and may be more prone to fine lines, wrinkles, and crinkles. To identify if you have dry skin, check if your skin feels tight or looks dull, especially after washing it. You might also notice dry patches, flakes, or redness. Also, if you're prone to itchiness or irritation, it could be a sign of dry skin. To manage dry skin, use gentle, hydrating herbal skin care products, avoid hot showers, and drink plenty of water to 

keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. And don't forget, following a natural skincare routine is one of the best ways to make your skin look and feel soft, supple, and healthy. 

How does following a natural skincare routine help dry skin? 

❖ Infuses hydration and nutrients into your skin. 

❖ Soothes aggravated, patchy and rough skin. 

❖ Exfoliates the dead surface cells, gently. 

• Sensitive Skin 

So, what is a sensitive skin type? It’s when your skin reacts easily to products, environmental factors, and even emotions. People with sensitive skin often experience redness, itching, dryness, and a  burning sensation. To identify if you have sensitive skin, pay attention to how your skin reacts to different products and environments. If your skin turns red, itches, or stings after applying a new product or spending time in the sun, it could be a sign of sensitive skin. You might also notice that your skin is prone to rashes, hives, or other allergic reactions. To manage sensitive skin it’s best to use a gentle natural skincare routine, avoid harsh chemical-laden skin care products, hot water and protect your skin from the sun. Remember, your sensitive skin deserves extra TLC. 

How does following a natural skincare routine help sensitive skin?

❖ Calms irritated and inflamed skin. 

❖ Hydrates and moisturizes sensitized skin.  

❖ Avoids harsh chemical irritants. 

• Normal Skin  

This is the skin type that makes you feel like you hit the skin care jackpot. Normal skin is when your skin is balanced, neither very oily nor too dry. People blessed with this skin type usually have small pores, a smooth texture, and a healthy glow. To identify if you have normal skin, check if your skin looks and feels hydrated, with no visible signs of dryness, oiliness, or sensitivity. To maintain your normal skin, use a natural skincare routine with products that suit your skin’s unique needs. And don’t forget, even if you have normal skin, it’s essential to protect your skin from the sun and environmental factors to maintain its good health and radiance. Remember, having normal skin doesn’t mean you should neglect your skincare routine, it just means you have a good starting point for healthy skin. 

How does following a natural skincare routine help normal skin?

❖ Maintains a delicate balance. 

❖ Protects and nourishes your skin. 

❖ Gently exfoliates. 

• Combination Skin  

A combination skin type is the only type of skin that makes you feel like your face has a split personality. It’s when your skin is a mix of oily and dry areas. Typically, people with combination skin 

have an oily T-zone and dry or normal cheeks and jaw area. If you have combination skin, your T zone area will have visibly larger pores and will be easily prone to breakouts, while your cheeks feel tight, dry, or even flaky. To manage combination skin, follow a natural skincare routine with products that suit both oily and dry areas. For example, you might need a gentle cleanser for the dry areas and a mattifying moisturizer for that greasy T-zone area. 

How does following a natural skincare routine help combination skin?

❖ Creates a balance. 

❖ Increases cell regeneration. 

❖ Soothes and calms inflammation. 

At Jovees Herbals, we believe in the healing and therapeutic powers of Mother Earth. We strive to create, unique and effective natural skin care products with the purity and power bestowed upon us by nature.