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Skin Diligent products work in combination to provide the best care for your skin's personal needs. Please find the best description of your skin below, and click on the SKIN TYPE to find our recommended daily skincare routine, plus nutrition and lifestyle tips. We are adding more skin types at the moment, so please come back regularly. If you have a skin type or problem that we have not addressed, please contact us on social media or by email. We are always happy to help. SKIN TYPE SKIN DESCRIPTION Normal to dry skin Normal skin needs cleansing and hydrating - the required 2 minimum skincare steps. But cleansing leads to some level of dryness, a level dependent on the harshness of the chosen cleanser. Skin dryness leads to a compromised skin barrier - a skin unable to do its job of defence and repair. Rehydrating the skin after cleansing is a necessary step in skin health. Dry skin, lacking radiance, showing signs of ageing A combination of dry skin and signs of skin ageing leads to a lack of plumpness and radiance, an uneven texture, both of which accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. A gentle skincare routine is needed and a boost of antioxidants and minerals from inside can help the health of the skin and its appearance. Blackheads, dilated pores, oily skin Blackheads are the result of too much sebum and for most people, they can be caused by skincare products such as harsh cleansers. When the natural protective oils of the skin are stripped, the skin is forced to produce sebum to compensate. Another cause for blackheads and dilated pores is stress. Monthly blemishes or spots related to periods For a skin that reacts monthly to periods, usually with 1-3 spots. Period-related breakouts manifests often as red spots (with or without pus), mostly around the chin or mouth area. Breakouts typically occur in the days before a period and in the early days of the cycle. Occasional blemishes or spots related to stress During stressful periods, the skin will most likely breakout and manifest as rough skin. Stress-related spots can show as blackheads (+dilated pores), whiteheads and red spots (with or without pus) on various parts of the face, but principally around the temples, jawlines, chin and sometimes on the cheeks. Light to moderate acne + oily or combination skin People with light to moderate acne can have any combination of blackheads, whiteheads and spots (red bumps, with or without pus), in various parts of the face or in one particular place. Excess sebum on the face gives a persistently shiny appearance. Light to moderate acne + dry or damaged skin People with light to moderate acne can also have dry skin or damaged skin barrier. Damaged skin is often the result of using harsh products. This routine will help repair the skin barrier as well as target the spots and work on preventing future blemishes. Light acne + rosacea-prone skin Rosacea-prone skin can show flare-ups and/or persistent redness on the face. Rosacea-prone skin is often accompanied by small spots and dry or damaged skin barrier. Rosacea has links to some inflammatory diseases like diabetes and celiac, so improving the gut microbiome is essential. Light to moderate peri- & menopausal acne + signs of ageing During perimenopause or menopause, acne manifests as red spots, with or without pus, centred mostly around the mouth and chin areas. Acne at this stage is due to the drop in oestrogen. This routine targets blemishes and signs of skin ageing.