Oily & Dry Problem Skin
Here are the products I'd recommend for your skin complaint and skin type. Please note that you DO NOT need to buy everything I’ve listed, if you’re happy with your skincare routine and just need one product that’s fine, if you need a full routine then this list is suitable for you. You can also refer back to this page should you wish to add more Bravura London products to your routine.
HERE is my guide on cleansing, if you have the time I'd recommend reading it, it will help you understand the products I've recommended and will help you get the best out of your cleansing routine.
The products are hyperlinked but there is also a list of each product at the end.
Second/Morning Cleanse - Hot Cloth Volcanic Mud Cleanser, or just stick with the cleanser above. Using two cleansers means that you get the benefit of more active ingredients, the cleanser above is the one needed to deeply cleanse where as this cleanser has the benefit of the acids.
If you have sensitive skin, our Azulene Cleansing Milk would be more suitable.
Toner - Revitalising Ginseng Toner, to balance your skins PH after cleansing.
Serum - Hyaluronic Acid Serum Serums are an excellent way to boost hydration in the skin, when the skin is hydrated it will produce less oil and become a lot more balanced. Our oil free hyaluronic acid serum is perfect for all skin types and won't block the pores .
Moisturiser - Azulene Moisturiser. A moisturiser twice a day is essential, without it the skin creates too much oil which then clogs the pores. This should be ok for both the oily and dry areas, it depends really on how dry your skin is. If your dry areas are very dry, apply a nourishing face oil to these areas under the moisturiser.
We don't specialise in SPF's or eye creams and so we don't have any in our range, if you have a favourite then continue use. Using an SPF product daily is the best protection against ageing, when you're out in strong sun be sure to wear an SPF of at least 30 and re-apply every 2 hours, it's the UVA in the suns rays which is always present, even in the winter that causes ageing in our skin.
Treatment - I recommend both the lactic acid and the salicylic acid, use the lactic acid on the dry areas and the salicylic acid on the oily areas. Avoid using any facial scrubs or sonic brushes when using these or it could cause a breakout, these provide enough exfoliation.
The reason I recommend the two is because the salicylic acid works within the pores to clear any blockages while the lactic acid increases moisture within the skin.
For best results I recommend applying the acids with our chemical peel brush, this gives a more even finish and also ensures that you don’t waste any of the product as it doesn’t absorb the product.
If you feel you wouldn’t stick to a routine using the acids or you don’t like a lot of fuss in the evenings, you may prefer the Dermaflannel instead.
I know that sounds like a lot, this is a full skincare regime which is needed to get the skin in great condition. You don't have to use all Bravura products to get results, as long as you cleanse, tone and moisturise with suitable products you can simple choose what you need from the list above. You'll notice I haven't listed any of our glycolic/salicylic serums or moisturisers, this is because I feel it's best to start with the chemical exfoliators and then they can be added in to an existing routine in the future if necessary.
You may also want to consider supplements which can help control hormonal breakouts, I've written a guide HERE.
Please also remember that anything that touches your skin needs to be clean, be sure to only use clean face cloths and face towels, change your pillow case once a week and if you use make-up brushes, try cleaning them after each use but at the minimum, they should be cleansed once a week.
Disclaimer – I’m happy to give recommendations for products but can’t offer any guarantees that these will work for your skin. Although we have a lot of positive feedback from customers, everyone is different, obviously I can’t take in to account any allergies or sensitivities you may have which is why I recommend you read the ingredients list for all products I recommend. To get great results you MUST cleanse, tone and moisturise daily, no matter what treatment you use, without a good daily skincare routine, you won’t get the best results.