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Notes on Moisturising Oily, Blemish-Prone Skin

While it’s understandable to assume that using a moisturiser may only worsen oily or blemish-prone skin, this is a damaging skincare myth that is of huge disservice to anyone with oily or congested skin because every person, regardless of skin type, needs a moisturiser. Firstly, it’s important to understand what moisturisers are and how they […]

Notes on Oily Skin

Everyone’s skin naturally contains oil (sebum). This ultra thin veil of sebum is essential in hydrating the skin and acting as a barrier against external elements. Oily skin occurs when the sebaceous glands become overactive and produce too much sebum, characterised by a shiny or greasy appearance and often coupled with blackheads and break-outs. Excessive […]

Notes on Congestion

Clogged pores, bumpy t-zone, excess oil, whiteheads, blemishes, imperfections, cysts and blind pimples are the main culprits I see when treating clients – wreaking havoc on skin in solidarity or in combination. Unsure whether you suffer from congestion? Lightly run your hand across your face. If it feels bumpy, oily, rough and textured, chances are […]

Notes on Combination Skin

 If you’re confused about whether or not you have combination skin, assess your face twenty or so minutes after cleansing. If some parts are oily and others are left feeling dry… you probably have combination skin. Combination skin is usually oily across the nose, forehead and chin (T-Zone) and dry-to-normal across cheeks. As with all […]