From your answers, it appears that your skintype is DRY. What does this mean for you?

9 Rules for taking care of your DRY Skin which occasionally breaks out

1. Never (EVER) use a Foaming Cleanser. Lovely, lathery cleansers which make your skin feel tight are actually stripping your skin.  This means that instead of moisturising your nice, clean skin, your moisturiser has to undo the damage caused by your cleanser.  What a waste…

2. Use the richest possible products.  Your skin is naturally prone to drying out as the day progresses. When you increase the moisture you put into your skin, your skin will look better, feel better and age better.

3. Only moisturise dry areas. If there is an area which has a pimple, or oiliness, don't moisturise it.  It is moisturising itself.

4. Use a Cleansing Milk or Oil. Your skin will look so much dewier

5. Ideally use a no-rinse cleanser. Water, unfortunately is not your friend.  Ironically it can draw moisture out of your skin.

6. Thou Shalt Not Over-exfoliate.  Once or twice a week is enough & only use a gentle scrub.

7.  Apply your spot treatment mask often and early to any blemishes. At least twice a day.  You can even leave it on at night.

8. Avoid aggressively towelling you face dry. You will be wiping away moisture.  Pat dry gently instead with a clean towel.  Don’t even think about drying your clean face with the handtowel everyone in your family uses…. Probably best not to think about it…

9.  When you buy products for the first time, try sample sizes or products with guarantees. Don’t you already have endless products which were meant to work, or worked well for someone else.  It’s depressing & a huge waste of money…

      I hope these rules help you manage your skin better.  I think they also open up many other questions, like:  What are Sulphates anyway?  What oils are good oils for Combination Skin?  Which ingredients in Skincare should I avoid?  To find out more about your skin & skincare, make sure you are subscribed to our newsletters & blogs

      9 Rules for taking care of your Dry Skin which has the occasional breakout