skincare identity

Uncovering Your Skincare Identity

One thing we all have in common is that our skin is the largest organ.  But that is pretty much where the similarities end.   Our skincare product partner Sorella Apothecary shares that everyone’s skin is different.  We are born with a skin type.  Some of the most common types are dry, oily, sensitive or combination skin.  It is genetic and the core of your skincare identity. Knowing which type you are will determine what kind of products you use.

Sorella shares that if you are dry, the appropriate products will have ingredients to hydrate the skin and if you are oily, products will have ingredients to help control oil. We always suggest seeing an esthetician to help you determine your skin type.

Click here to see Sorella Apothecary’s skin type chart to guide you on your skin type.

Once you determine your skin type, you need to recognize your personal skin concerns.  For example – rosacea, premature aging, sensitized hyperpigmentation (dark spots), and break-out prone or acne. When choosing products for your concern, you will find more specialized ingredients and regimens to get the skin concern under control while complimenting the skin type.

Once you have determined your skin type and any possible concerns you now need to take into consideration YOUR personal preference. What is your budget? How much time each day are you willing to set aside for your regimen? This is where Sorella shares a few different categories.  Which one best defines you?

  • Skincare Minimalist – You are limited on time, you want to keep your regimen as simple as possible, or perhaps budget needs to be considered.
  • Skincare Essentialist – You are willing to lend a few extra minutes to your regimen, you have targeted concerns you want to address along with thinking in a preventative mindset
    (PRO TIP: Prevention will always be easier than correction)
  • Skincare Enthusiast – Along with all the same interests as a skincare essentialist you also look forward to your routine and it is important to your everyday well-being. You enjoy using all the essentials and then some.

As you and your skin mature, or the seasons change from sticky Houston humidity to a cooler holiday season, your skincare identity might change.   Aging skin and the changing of the season or climate can affect how much oil your skin produces or how dry your skin might feel. Sometimes changing a product or two during the season or when moving to a new climate is necessary.

As you age your hormones change and that can start to change your skin genetically which means your skin type can change, which can also change your skin concerns.

Maybe you are traveling and to keep packing simple you are a minimalist on the road and a full-blown enthusiast when in the comfort of your own home. If you see an esthetician and receive professional treatments, they might recommend adjusting your routine based on the treatments you are receiving.

We look forward to helping you create the best skincare regimen for your unique skin identity and concerns. 

See you soon!

Content courtesy of Sorella Apothecary.