Skincare 101

Understanding your skin is the first step to successfully helping your skin. First, WE ALL HAVE OIL. The imbalance is, how much of it is our skin able to retain? We all fall on different parts of the scale which is why there are 5 general subcategories called skin types.

Normal: Your skin doesn't fluctuate too much, it isn't oily or dry and if it is, it's only for a little. You don't require much maintenance and you don't really get blemishes (everyone wants to be you).

Dry: Your skin produces the least amount of sebum (oil). Sebum serves as a protective layer while simultaneously retaining moisture in the skin. Having less of it results in flaky, tight to red, and itchy skin, meaning you'll need more moisture.

Oily: Your skin produces an excess amount of sebum, usually a lot more when the body experiences a fluctuation in hormone levels.

Combination: Your skin is both dry and oily, normally dry on the cheeks and oily in the T-zone, but it varies from person to person.

Sensitive: Your skin reacts to products easily and quickly. Usually because of changes in temperature, certain ingredients, hormones and the sun.

However, it is important to note that our skin type can be affected by many things such as the environment, products you use, your diet and your genes. Since Bellurelle products are made to order and do not contain preservatives, shop for what your skin needs for the season.

How do I know?

Wash your face with a cleanser and leave it alone for 2 hours. Blot your skin with a napkin or blotting paper, where is it oily? Where is it dry? Is it oily all over? Only in the T-Zone? Relatively dry?

What am I trying to target?

My skin is dry

The majority of our products contain Vitamin E. It has protective and anti-inflammatory properties that make it superior for locking in hydration.

Packed with numerous antioxidants such as vitamin E and vitamin K, Olive oil is one of the best oils for dry skin.

Thanks to high levels of vitamin E and essential fatty acids (namely, oleic acid and linoleic acid) Avocado oil has extremely hydrating effects for dry skin. its' antioxidants can also be helpful for people with skin conditions like eczema 

Recommended products: GLAZE, THE GOAT, SWEET OAT, BALANCE

My skin is oily/ acne prone

Our Jojoba oil is the leading choice when it comes to oily skin. It is very light and the most similar in structure to our natural sebum; therefore, it controls the overproduction of oils on the face.

African black soap gently cleanses and helps balance your skin's oil production without stripping

Tea tree oil is the ideal choice amongst many others for treating acne due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Geranium oil helps regulate sebum production, tightens skin and promotes blood circulation, helping to heal acne scars 

Recommended products: EASE, GLAZE, CLEANSE, DETOXIFY

My skin is sensitive

Antiseptic and astringent are properties that help repair skin found in our Grapeseed oil. Its easy absorption into the skin, delivers intense moisture without irritating skin, clogging pores or leaving an oily residue behind. 

Recommended products:  BALANCE, SWEET OAT

My skin is mature

Our Avocado oil slows the look of aging by helping increase collagen production,  smoothing and firming the skin,  offering protection against sun damage, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and stretch marks.  

Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent that can be used to help blemishes, the appearance of large pores and wrinkles. Frankincense is also one of the best essential oils for skin tightening and its an ingredient in our glaze, our best selling exfoliator, a necessity of aging skin.  

Recommended products: GLAZE, NU, EASE, BALANCE

I have hyperpigmentation

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties that can help to heal wounds, sooth dry/ cracking prevent breakouts (and lessen active ones), fight most skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, reduce acne scarring, brighten dark circles and bring out your natural glow. Though it does the job, it does stain! Since products sold are 100% natural, be aware of this. 

Recommended products: GLAZE, CLEANSE

I have dark spots/ acne scars

Antiseptic properties found in our Lemon essential oil helps reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

Our Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A and essential fatty acids which play a keen part in evening out skin tones and promoting cell regeneration. Along with results of reducing the appearance of scars.

Recommended products: EASE, BALANCE, GLAZE