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Which type of skin do you have?

Which type of skin do you have?

Those with normal skin are extremely lucky! There are less issues with this skin type and therefore caring for it is much easier. Precautions should still be made for conditions that develop over time, such as fine lines, wrinkles, or aging/ sun spots. Always, always, always wear sunscreen and develop a skin care routine that cleanses and moisturizers your face day and night.

Julia’s recommendation: inner Peace, anti-aging facial is always a plus, too!

Herbsgarden products:
1. Gentle Cleansing Milk
2. Moisturising Micellar Tonic
3. – Multivitamin Serum
– Hyaluron Serum
4. – Moisturising Day Cream
– Multivitamin Cream
+ Hibiscus Peeling
+ Moisturising Mask


With dry skin you produce less sebum than normal, with oily skin type, you produce more than what’s needed. Although sebum is vital for healthy skin, too much not only causes a shiny appearance but it can lead to clogged pores and acne. Oily skin may appear to be glossy and slick at the touch. A secondary skin condition of oily skin is large pores, which also generates MORE sebum. If you have oily skin you should avoid certain moisturizers that can feel heavy or thick. However this does not mean you shouldn’t moisturize!

A few common reasons for oily skin include the weather (hot and humid), high stress, genetics, hormone changes, foundations(s), and lack of a consistent skincare routine. As with every skin type, it’s best to wash regularly and get in to the habit of making your skin a priority.

Julia’s recommendation: Teen Clean, Pure Classic, Premium facials

Herbsgarden products:
1. Gentle Cleansing Milk
2. Hibiscus Micellar Tonic
3. – Multivitamin Serum
– Hyaluron Serum
– Herbal Serum
4. – Moisturising Day Cream
– Multivitamin Cream
– Herbal Acne Cream
+ Hibiscus Peeling
+ Calming-Deep Cleansing Mask


Having dry skin means you produce less sebum than normal. Sebum is an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands that help retain moisture and protects your skin against the elements. Dry skin may feel tight and rough, sometimes looking flaky and dull. The dullness is most likely because your outermost layer is composed of dead skin cells. Keep in mind that there IS a difference between dehydrated skin and dry skin. Dehydrated skin means your body is losing more water than it is taking in. Dehydrated skin can cause skin to feel oily and dry at the same time and you may experience breakouts (DRINK YOUR WATER LADIES & GENTS!).

Some common causes of dry skin are:
Weather: When the humidity and temperature plummets, the environment for our skin changes and therefore the complexity does.
Soaps/ Detergents: Many soaps, detergents, lotions and other products that go directly on our skin strip moisture from it.
Heat: As much as we all love to be cozy and have space heaters, this is actually a very common reason for our skin to dry out, due to the heater reducing the humidity in the air.
Skin Conditions: If you have a skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis, it is best to consult with your dermatologist or primary care provider before trying new products.
Long Hot Showers/ Baths: Although long showers are soo relaxing, if we have too long of showers, too frequently, it can dry out our skin because the temperature strips away our natural oils.

Julia’s recommendation: Inner Peace, Anti-aging, Anti-aging Extra

Herbsgarden products:
1. Gentle Cleansing Milk
2. Moisturising Micellar Tonic
3. – Anti-aging Serum
– Hyaluron Serum
– Jasmin Serum
– Multivitamin Serum
4. – Moisturising Day Cream
– Venus Anti-agin Cream
– Jasmin Cream
– Lavender Cream
+ Hibiscus Peeling
+ Moisturising Mask
+ Anti-aging Mask


Combination skin can mean that you have seasonal skin (oily in summer, dry in winters) or that your t-zone is oily while other areas are dry. Causes for this skin time are most likely genetic but some are environmental, such as the weather, your makeup and skin care routine. With this skin type, you need to carefully choose your products because some may further aggravate your skin. Depending on how severe your areas are, you may need to have separate products for the oily/ dry.

Julia’s recommendation: Inner peace, Teen Clean, Pure Classic, Anti- aging, Anti-aging extra, Premium facials

Herbsgarden Products:
1. Gentle Cleansing Milk
2. Moisturising Micellar Tonic
3. – Multivitamin Serum
– Hyaluron Serum
– Herbal Serum
– Anti-aging Serum
4. – Venus Anti-aging Cream
– Multivitamin Cream
– Herbal Acne Cream
+ Hibiscus Peeling
+ Calming-Deep Cleansing Mask
+ Moisturising Mask

Mixed skin types can occur in several combinations, for example:

  1. Group: T zone normal + cheeks dry, reddish (suggestion: Anti-aging serum, Venus cream)
  2. Group: T zone with acne + cheeks normal (suggestion Hibiscus tonic, Multivitamin cream)
  3. Group: T zone oily, seborrheic + cheeks sensitive, prone to irritation (suggestion: Herbal Serum, Multivitamin Cream)

You shouldn’t:

  • use cocoa butter, shea butter, and greasy creams rich in these ingredients
  • scrub – the skin responds to the mechanical peeling with a burning sensation
  • use any soap (including home-made), instead replace them with gentle cleansers, to completely remove the little fat that remains on your skin

You should:

  • Use gentle cleansing milk to remove makeup on a daily basis
  • Use Tonicwater with lavender or hamamelis content
  • Apply anti-inflammatory, soothing serum that can help reduce skin redness
  • Rebuild the hydro-lipid layer with a light moisturizing skin protection cream

Avoid these ingredients:

  • fats and oils (shea butter, cocoa butter)
  • extracts of plants known to cause allergic reactions (e.g. chamomile)
  • mechanical scrubber (granular)
  • petroleum derivatives (paraffin, mineral oil, microcrystallina, vaseline)
  • silicone (dimethicone, silicone, etc.)
  • perfumed products

Look for these ingredients:

  • light creams rich in linolenic acid (wild rose oil, sea buckthorn oil, seklice oil, etc.)
  • squalane
  • antioxidants (flavonoids, polyphenols, carotenoids)
  • vitamins (C, E, Q10, beta-carotene, B5,)
  • Licorice Extract
  • Oat oil and oat extract
  • allantoin, bisabolol
  • Hydrates, lavender/hamamelis/balsam water


Sensitive skin is identified as skin that is easily irritated. For this skin type, you may not eben know you have sensitive skin until you have a reaction to products, soaps or makeup. Symptoms of sensitive skin are flaking, visible redness, rashes, scaling and roughness. There are so many possible causes of sensitive skin so it’s best to keep track of your reactions and avoid products that may be irritating your skin. Some common causes include UV damage, hormone changes, stress, over exfoliation, allergies, using harsh ingredients, poor diet, not removing your makeup and certain skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, rosacea etc.).

Why Am I Sensitive?
Those with sensitive skin tend to have a weak skin barrier, a layer that helps protect environmental factors, which is why using quality ingredients to build up your protective layer is essential. Be sure to always use sunscreen, wash your face morning and night, wash with lukewarm water and avoid harsh chemical or over exfoliation.

Julia’s recommendation: Inner peace, Pure Classic Anti- aging, Anti-aging extra, Premium facials

Herbsgarden products:
1. Gentle Cleansing Milk
2. Moisturising Micellar Tonic
3. – Hyaluron Serum
– Herbal Serum
4. – Daily Moisturising Cream
– Lavender Cream
+ Hibiscus Peeling
+ Calming-Deep Cleansing Mask


Acne can be a secondary factor to oily skin. This holds true but you can also have any other skin type and also deal with acne. Some triggers for acne include excess oil (sebum), bacteria, and clogged pores, and dead cells (lack of cell turnover).

To control your acnes and breakouts, ensure that you are cleansing morning and night and freeing your face of excess oil. You’ll also need to remove any surface bacteria and be cautious of washing your hands/ touching your face throughout the day. The last thing to tackle is the dead skin cells.. as we age our skin cells turn over less frequently. An estimation of cellular turnover rate is below:

As a teenager, your cellular turnover rate is 14-28 days.
20’s: your cellular turnover rate is 24-30 days.
30’s: your cellular turnover rate is 28-35 days.
40’s: your cellular turnover rate is 30-42 days.
50+: your cellular turnover rate is 45-84 days.

Julia’s recommendation: Inner peace, Teen Clean, Pure Classic, Anti- aging, Anti-aging extra, Premium facials

Herbsgarden products:
1. Gentle Cleansing Milk
2. Hibiscus Tonic
3. – Multivitamin Serum
– Herbal Serum
4. – Multivitamin Cream
– Herbal Acne Cream
+ Hibiscus Peeling
+ Calming-Deep Cleansing Mask
+ Moisturising Mask