“I have been using Natural products from New Zealand for 8 years now. I am always receiving compliments on my skin.
I changed from using over the counter brand skin care products to avoid using chemicals. The New Zealand Natural products is my only choice of skin care.” -Skin care reviews by Pearl Carroll – a Professional Makeup Artist
For skin cleansing I would highly recommend a natural forming facial cleanser.
The two important ingredients in this product that I find very effective for cleansing the skin are:
1. Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey comes exclusively from New Zealand, a land which has a worldwide reputation as “clean & green”.
It is scientifically and medically proven that Manuka honey has extraordinary moisturising and nourishing properties for the skin. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and removes the harmful bacteria reducing the likelihood of getting acne.
2. Kiwifruit Extract
The Kiwifruit Extract in Foaming Facial cleanser
is packed with antioxidants which helps support collagen, one of the most important proteins for youthful-looking skin and maintains the skin’s natural PH level.
This perfect facial cleanser is a great start for your skin in the morning and at the end of the day leaving a beautiful scent of Manuka honey and Kiwifruit Extract that keeps you feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
This foaming facial cleanser is a gentle way to remove makeup without stripping the skin of essential moisture. The two main effective ingredients Manuka Honey and Kiwifruit Extract provide you with a dual-action cleansing routine that cleanses and tones in one step.
Manuka Honey is renowned for its natural healing properties and combines with the cleansing goodness of natural Kiwifruit extract. This multi-tasking formula works to cleanse, strengthen and soothe the skin for a radiant, healthy-looking complexion.
Alcohol and soap-free formula
Free from any Parabens or harmful chemicals Strengthens skin while resisting free radical damage
Removes accumulated grime, sweat, oils and environmental pollutants to prevent breakouts and irritation
Anti-inflammatory and removes harmful bacteria especially with acne
Visibly clears the skin and great for men to use for a smoother shave
It is very important to have clear glowing skin for the big day, so here are 7 complexion tips:
1. Avoid too much sun
Too much sunshine and overexposure to UV-rays causes the skin to appear rough and older than it actually is and may even result in more serious skin conditions.
2. Going to bed with clean skin
Pollution, oil and dust accumulate on our skin’s surface throughout the day, leaving pores in out skin blocked. If you wear makeup, this can cause even more build up and blocked pores. Clean your skin thoroughly with Womens – Face Mask will counter blocked skin pores, blemishes, blackheads and pimples.
3. Avoid using old makeup
In general, mascara shouldn’t be kept longer than 3 months, 2 years for eye pencils, eye shadow and lipsticks and 1 year for foundations and concealers.
Items such as sponges and bottles with liquid makeup are extremely susceptible to bacterial growth. Therefore it is wise to avoid using old and unused makeup.
4. Avoid using skin care products that are not natural
Some of the chemicals in skincare products, besides being potentially harmful, may cause the skin to become very dry, red and susceptible to premature aging.
To ensure that your skin stays in good shape, try using Womens Natural Skincare that does not contain any harsh chemicals or parabens.
5. Avoid excessive moisturising
Over moisturizing should be avoided by people with dry skin. This means, even if you have excessively dry skin, you should not resort to applying heavy moisturizing products as this could leave the skin feeling heavy, greasy and congested.
6. Avoid using soap for facial cleansing
Petroleum based soaps are alkaline and assist in removing dirt and oil effectively from your skin. However, they also remove the protective natural ‘shield’ of sebum from your skin’s surface. Try to use the facial cleansing products that restore a natural pH of 5.5 such as Foaming Facial Cleanser to your skin.
7. Avoids too much rubbing while taking care of the skin
Excessive rubbing can cause redness and may leave the capillaries permanently dilated, giving your skin a blotchy appearance. Instead, use gentle pressure in short brief movements when cleansing or moisturising for smooth clear skin.
A good makeup artist has to be able to work with all skin types and tones.
Your skin type is ultimately determined by how much or how little oil your skin produces. genes, diet, stress levels, hormones, medication and even your skincare regimen all determine how much oil your skin produces.
It’s important to remember that everyone regardless of race has at least two different types of facial skin at any given time.
A basic skin test may help you determine your skin type. Simply wash your face, pat it dry and then press a few pieces of rice paper or tissue paper on different parts of your face. Oily skin causes the paper to become translucent and it usually sticks to the skin.
If however the paper doesn’t stick or become translucent, then it may be a sign you have dry skin. Finally, if the paper has a tendency to stick predominately in your ‘T-Zone’ (the forehead, nose and chin), then you may have a combination skin.
Dry skin is usually a temporary condition brought on by environmental factors like dry weather, usually in winter, heating and air conditioning systems, harsh soaps and even chemical based cleansers. Dry skin is the result of under or inactive oil glands that do not produce enough sebum to keep the skin naturally lubricated.
Symptoms of dry skin include:
Varying degrees of itchiness
Slight to severe flaking, scaling or peeling
Fine lines or cracks
Deep fissures that may bleed
Some skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis are often confused as just dry skin, while thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism can reduce the activity of your sweat and oil glands, leading to skin that has a rough, dry appearance.
Oily skin is usually shiny and thick with a slippery ‘oily’ texture. Pores are often coarse and clogged, this is caused by sebaceous glands that produce more sebum than the skin needs. Oily skin types are prone to develop acne, a condition resulting from sebum trapped inside the skin and causing pus-filled lesions known as comedones. Blackheads are also very common in people with oily skin.
Oily skin may be caused by:
GeneticsUnhealthy diet of junk food
Increased hormone levels…especially during adolescence
Despite the occasional breakout of pimples and blackheads, people with oily skin generally have skin that looks younger and more supple over time when compared to people with other skin types.
Sensitive skin is more of a skin condition than a skin type. This is because sensitive skin can be dry, oily, or normal. It is usually characterized by delicate sensitive skin which has an adverse reaction to various environmental conditions.
Sensitive skin is often prone to negative reactions when exposed to synthetic ingredients, alcohol-based products, fragrance oils and industrial chemicals.
Normal skin as you may have guessed is…well, normal. What does this mean? Normal skin usually has an average number of sebaceous glands that produce a moderate amount of sebum. This results in a skin that is balanced in moisture, appearance and touch.
This type of skin has a clear, fine-textured, supple and smooth surface which is neither greasy nor dry and those with normal skin are usually the envy of people with other skin types. Nevertheless, normal skin still requires daily care and attention as neglect can lead to signs of aging and wrinkles.
Women with normal skin may still experience the occasional outbreak of pimples just before menstruation. This is because of the increased level of hormones causing the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum.
As mentioned earlier, people with combination skin usually have an oily “T-Zone” area, which covers the forehead, nose and chin. This results in a shiny ‘T-shape’ on the face which is characterized even more by dry or normal skin around the cheeks, eyes and mouth. This type of skin is very common, and it should be treated as if it were two different types of skin.
What Skin Care Products To Use For These Different Skin Types?
It’s not only difficult to find the right skin care products for your skin type, it can also be expensive. However, there is the natural skin care range from New Zealand has been developed to cater for all skin types and all climates. The skin creams for both men and women along with the Foaming Facial Cleanser and Womens – Eye Serum.
These skin care products do not contain mineral oils and other substances that would normally cause a problem for some skin types and/or block pores.
Pearl Carroll – Professional Makeup Artist & Team Leader