Which of the following is your main skin concern?
- Spots – Spots develop when your skin produces too much of oil (known as ‘sebum’) which gets trapped in your pores by a build-up of dead skin cells and/or dirt. Everyone naturally produces a certain amount of oil to help keep skin healthy. However, at certain times in our lives, especially when we’re going through hormonal changes like puberty, over production of oil is very common, often leading to oily skin and breakouts of spots or blackheads.
- Blackheads – Blackheads are a type of spot like whiteheads. Like spots, blackheads show up when there’s too much oil on the skin and pores get blocked. Once the pore is blocked with dirt and dead skin cells, bacteria begins to form and this leaves a visible black dot on your skin, hence the name blackheads.
- Oily Skin - Beneath the skin all over your body, there are glands called sebaceous glands, which produce oil (known as sebum oil) that keeps your skin naturally moisturised and healthy. Our hormones control the amount of sebum oil that these glands produce. At certain times in our lives, like when you go through puberty, our sebaceous glands can produce more oil than our skin really needs to stay healthy. When this over production of oil is released from the pores, it can lead to shiny skin and allows spot-causing bacteria to breed and spots to develop.
- Dry/Sensitive Skin – You could have sensitive skin if it reacts when it comes into contact with certain skin care or household products. Your skin may feel sore, tight or uncomfortable and you may experience a tingling or burning sensation. The skin’s appearance could also change becoming red or blotchy or you could develop small bumps on the skin or very dry patches.
- Dry/dull Skin – Skin that doesn’t look healthy or have a natural radiant glow can be considered dry or dull