Skin Concerns

Skin Concerns

Normal Skin

Normal” skin is best described as well-balanced. It has even moisture and hydration and uniform texture, with small pores and no apparent problem areas. Those with normal skin types may experience occasional dryness or oiliness as well as the odd breakout. Overall, normal skin looks and feels healthy but may experience mild dryness or oiliness as well as the occasional breakout, particularly when exposed to environmental stress.

For this reason, a normal skin care routine should focus on keeping skin healthy and protected. In addition to fortifying the skin with antioxidants, make minor adjustments to your routine depending on concerns and conditions of the moment. During periods of dryness, opt for products aimed toward dry skin; for oiliness and/or breakouts, choose products that will balance your complexion and target blemishes.

Dry Skin

Dry skin produces less oil than normal complexions. This skin type lacks the lipids needed to retain moisture and keep skin soft and supple. Skin feels dry and tight, and flakes sometimes appear on the cheeks, chin and forehead. Those with dry skin often have nearly invisible pores and may display more prominent fine lines around the eye and lip contour areas.

It is important to use moisture-rich products like oil or cream cleansers and daily moisturizers to replenish skin throughout the day as well as a rich night cream to repair skin while you sleep. Weekly moisturizing masks are also advised to plump and soften skin as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Oily Skin

Unlike dry skin ,oily skin has overactive sebaceous glands which produce an excess of sebum. While sebum is necessary to lubricate skin and keep its moisture barrier intact, overproduction can lead to an oily complexion that has visible pores and is prone to spots and blemishes. Fine lines and wrinkles do not show as easily on this skin type, but it does need to be maintained to prevent breakouts and control shine.

The goal for an oily skin care routine is to control excess oil and maintain skin’s hydration. When dehydrated, skin will react by producing more oil; you can counteract this activity by hydrating skin with a lightweight moisturizer containing humectants like botanical hyaluronic acid ( Supreme Facial Serum). Also, consider adding an oil cleanser to your skin care routine. While it may seem counter-intuitive, the oil in the cleanser will attract excess sebum, allowing you to rinse it away without stripping your skin.

Combination Skin

Combination skin is characterized by non-uniform oil production and appears neither overly dry nor oily. With more active oil glands in the T-zone and less active glands elsewhere, combination skin will tend towards oiliness on the forehead, jaw and nose, and dryness on the cheeks, jawline and hairline.

The best approach for Combination is often to divide and conquer, treating different parts of the face with different products and techniques. For morning, a gentle foaming cleanser will absorb excess oil. At night, a cream-based cleanser will replenish lost moisture. Multi-masking can be extremely beneficial for combination skin. This skin care technique involves applying two or more face masks, such as a clay-based mask and a cream-based mask, to different areas of the face so that multiple concerns are addressed at once.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is quite common and, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, affects 50% of people. This skin type has fine pores, can be easily irritated and is prone to redness. Often, it will react negatively to poor lifestyle habits, climate and weather changes, hormonal imbalances and harsh cosmetic ingredients.

With its wide variety of symptoms, does not manifest the same way for everyone, and its severity and frequency can vary. In general, sensitive skin should be treated with gentle and soothing skin care products that will heal skin and relieve symptoms. Opt for gentle exfoliation without exacerbating sensitivity, and reach for calming natural and organic ingredients like chamomile and calendula to comfort reactive skin.

Skin Concerns & Conditions

A skin concern or condition is different from a skin type in that it is not genetic and can be improved over time. Often, symptoms are triggered by external factors such as climate changes, lifestyle habits and environmental stressors. Skin concerns and conditions can be uncomfortable, but the right treatments with active herbal ingredients can produce amazing results.

Common skin concerns and conditions include:


Up to 80% of people will experience acne at some point during their lifetime. This concern can affect skin at any age, from adolescent to adult, and every skin type. Acne is caused by a number of factors, including pore congestion, excess oil production, hormonal fluctuations, bacteria and genetics. The good news is that it can be alleviated over time with results-driven skin care that keeps skin clear and healthy.

Normal, Oily, Sensitive & Combination Skin:

Two of the best ingredients to treat acne-prone skin and prevent future breakouts are Salicylic acid and clay.. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that penetrates deep into pores to clear blockages and neutralize acne-causing bacteria. Clay works like a magnet, using its negatively charged particles to pull positively charged impurities from pores and the skin’s surface. Redness

Sometimes confused with acne rosacea often occurs as inflammation and reddening on the nose, forehead, cheekbones or chin. Inflamed capillaries on the skin’s surface give skin a red, blotchy or bumpy appearance. While this condition is usually genetic, certain factors are known to aggravate it, including extreme temperatures, alcohol and sun exposure.

In addition to avoiding triggers, you can follow a sensiitive skin routine that employs gentle products free of harmful chemicals such as parabens, petrolatum, mineral oils, propylene glycol or sodium lauryl sulfate. Look for comforting ingredients like chamomile, calendula & organic Ginkgo Bloba Leaf Extract which heal and soothe redness.

Large Pores

Large pores are another common skin concern. While pore size is largely determined by genetics, dead skin cell buildup, loss of elasticity and excess oil production can cause them to expand and enlarge. Large pores often accompany oily and combination skin types, which suffer from over-productive sebaceous glands.

Regular cleansing and gentle exfoliation are essential steps for large pores. These actions remove sebum from the skin’s surface and relieve pore congestion, allowing pores to shrink to their normal size. Clay and charcoal masks are also beneficial, producing a gentle astringent action that tightens and minimizes pore openings.


Dehydrated skin is deficient in water. Hydration is essential for the skin to function optimally, and symptoms of dehydration can include itchiness, sensitivity, dullness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dehydrated skin can be caused by external elements, an unhealthy diet or poor lifestyle choices, all of which deplete the skin’s water content. All skin types — even oily — can suffer from dehydration.

One of the best ways to replenish dehydrated skini is to add products containing hyaluronic acid to your skin care routine. Products that contain hyaluronic acid keep skin hydrated, plump and looking healthy. This ingredient can hold a thousand times its weight in water, making it a powerful humectant. That means hyaluronic acid draws moisture from the environment into the skin for increased hydration and a complexion that’s plump, smooth, and luminous. Februarius Purity|Beauty incorporates this ingredient in RenewMyFace, RenewMyEyes, ToneMyFace & Supreme Facial Serum.

Signs Of Aging

The primary signs of aging include fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, each of which is a direct result of the body’s aging processes. Over time, production of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin slows, causing skin to lose volume, density and elasticity, triggering the visible signs of aging. This natural depletion accounts for only ten percent of skin aging; the remaining ninety percent is brought on by long-term exposure to free radicals. These cause oxidative stress that damages skin cells and accelerates the aging process.

While an aging complexion is inevitable, visible effects can be minimized with a targeted skin care routine. As aging skin also tends to be dry, we recommend following a dry skin care routine with a few adjustments. Serums, oils and concentrates containing botanical peptides, hyaluronic acid and Botanical Retinol alternatives will help plump, lift and firm skin. Antioxidant-rich products will provide additional benefits by protecting skin and minimizing the damage done by environmental stress and free radicals. RenewMyFace is an excellent choice.

Lack Of Firmness

An additional side effect of aging is loss of firmness. Over time, the muscles throughout the body, including the face, can lose their tone and elasticity. As muscle fibers and elastin begin to lengthen as a result of aging, lifestyle and nutrition, the skin can start to sag. And, lacking strength and elasticity, it loses the ability to bounce back. The result is drooping of the eyebrows and eyelids as well as looseness and fullness (jowls) under the cheeks and jaw.

Lack of firmness can be treated with a targeted skin care routine that improves skin tightness and elasticity. Adjust your aging skin routine to include face masks and moisturizers that contain natural firming Botanical Retinol. Facial massage techniques can also be beneficial in toning the muscles beneath the skin, keeping them healthy and firm.

Hyper -pigmentation

Hyper pigmentation is one of today’s leading skin concerns and is characterized by the appearance of dark spots, freckles, scarring or an uneven skin tone. This condition is induced by an increase in melanin production by the skin’s melanocytes, caused by a number of factors including sun exposure, stress, aging, hormonal changes and post-inflammatory pigmentation. Hyper pigmentation can affect any skin type and widely varies in severity.

This is one of the most difficult skin conditions to treat and requires dedication and consistency with a targeted skin care routine. Look for serums and moisturizers that contain ingredients that help to brighten and prevent pigmentation or assist with resurfacing the skin.” These include natural hydroquinone alternatives as well as licorice root, willow bark, arbutin and zinc hyaluronate.

Sun Damage

UV exposure can result in both temporary and long term damage to the skin. One of the most common conditions as a result of sun exposure is immediate dehydration and painful, itchy redness. Over time, accumulated exposure can permanently stretch small blood vessels, leading to a red and blotchy complexion. To minimize and prevent the negative effects of sun exposure, keep skin protected and hydrated year-round. Apply an SPF moisturizer or mineral powder sunscreen daily and protect your body from head-to-toe with natural body sunscreens. After exposure, replenish lost moisture with deeply hydrating balms and body lotions.


Dull skin is characterized as skin that has lost its natural radiance. It looks tired, ashy, lackluster, patchy or dry — qualities due to determining factors.

These factors include environmental or lifestyle choices, like a poor diet, insufficient exercise, seasonal changes or sun exposure. One of the most effective ways to revive tired-looking skin is a diet rich in nutrients and antioxidants, which can improve the skin’s natural radiance. Similarly, adding antioxidant-rich products to your skin care routine can also improve the appearance of a dull complexion. Skin care products with ingredients, like Green Tea Extract provide unique and potent antioxidants that give the skin a more luminous appearance.

Dullness can also be caused by dead skin cells, which fail to reflect light uniformly and lead to a lack of luminosity. Exfoliation can rekindle the skin's natural glow by gently resurfacing your skin while also minimizing the appearance of pores. This skin care step removes the barrier of dead cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below.

Februarius Purity | Beauty RenewMyFace contains C0Q10 and Green Tea Extract to combat dull skin cells with the production of healthy skin cells replacing dull & dead cells. Both ingredients are full of antioxidant properties that tighten, reduce inflammation and increase skin radiance.

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