Finding balance in life is a beautiful thing, but when it comes to your skin, it can feel like a challenge. Our skin is constantly changing and working hard; it is our largest organ after all. When you feel like keeping or even getting your skin in a healthy, balanced state can’t be done, don’t fret, you can do it!

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Here are some skin balancing tips, tricks and quick routines for the three most common skin types:

Oily/Blemish

Waking up with a new pimple or feeling like your face is covered in oil can make you feel anything but balanced. Any number of factors, including hormones, overproduction of oil, environmental aggressors and comedogenic skin care products can cause acne. Oily/blemish-prone skin types need to follow three simple rules: be consistent in your routine, wash and moisturize daily, and incorporate anti-bacterial, oil-controlling ingredients like Willow Bark and Totarol™ into your skin care routine.

Here is an easy-to-follow, daily 3-minute MyChelle regimen for oily/blemish-prone skin:

MINUTE 1: Gently clean your face with White Cranberry Cleanser, a naturally exfoliating and pore-clearing cleanser that brings your skin into a healthy balance.

MINUTE 2: Soak your skin with the powerful Clear Skin Serum. This potent formula minimizes surface shine while improving the clarity of oily/blemish-prone skin.

MINUTE 3: Apply the Oil Free Grapefruit Cream, a lightweight hydrator that nourishes blemish-prone skin without clogging pores. Don’t forget to protect your skin with our chemical-free, reef-safe, mineral-based Sun Shield SPF 28 that shows UVA and UVB rays who’s boss.

Dry

The tight, dehydrated, flakiness that comes with dry skin can leave you feeling as though someone stole your glow. And to make matters worse, this condition can cause inflammation, redness and irritation—not to mention fine lines and wrinkles—to be even more noticeable. Balanced skin can feel impossible.  A lack of moisture in skin often results from environmental aggressors that are sometimes out of our control. These include exposure to hot or cold weather with low humidity levels, excessive bathing in hot water and using harsh chemical irritants.

Dry skin types, here’s your big balance-boosting trick…exfoliate 2-3 times per week. Exfoliation gently sloughs away the top layer of dead skin, releasing the intercellular glue hanging onto those cells, thus exposing newer and healthier skin cells. Exfoliation causes your pores to open and be more receptive to whatever topical products (serums, lotions, etc.) you choose to apply next.

Don’t worry – dry skin can be restored and balance can be achieved! Here is an easy-to-follow, daily 3-minute MyChelle regimen for dry skin:

MINUTE 1: Wash your face with Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser, a vitamin-rich, gentle, nourishing cleanser that removes surface impurities while protecting skin’s moisture balance.

MINUTE 2: Boost hydration with our Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum; this deep-penetrating, restorative serum binds water to improve skin’s suppleness and to plump fine lines.

MINUTE 3: Apply Deep Repair Cream to improve skin smoothness and prevent moisture loss with this rejuvenating rich cream. Now, protect your skin with our chemical-free, reef-safe, mineral-based Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can have you feeling like you’ve lost all control. It affects a wide variety of people. Everything from genetics to environmental stressors and harsh skin care products can act as triggers. No two complexions are exactly the same, but with that said, there is one dreadfully uncomfortable trait that comes with every variety of sensitivity: inflammation.

Sensitive skin has a tendency to flush for various reasons and can be made even more irritated by conditions like eczema, rosacea and allergic contact dermatitis. So what’s the solution? Stick with cleansers, creams and other products that are specially designed to treat, nourish and restore sensitive skin. Avoid harsh, chemical exfoliants and always patch test new products prior to using.

Here is an easy-to-follow, daily 3-minute MyChelle regimen for sensitive skin:

MINUTE 1: Cleanse your face with Pure Harmony Cleanser, a delicate, hydrating cleanser that washes away irritating impurities and soothes skin.

MINUTE 2: Ease irritation with Pure Harmony Serum, an antioxidant-rich serum that reduces the appearance of puffiness while calming and brightening your skin.

MINUTE 3: Apply Pure Harmony Cream, a restorative hydrating moisturizer that replenishes vital nutrients and gives skin a smoother, more balanced appearance. Lastly, protect your skin with our Sun Shield SPF 28 Unscented, a chemical-free, full spectrum sun defense that offers powerfully effective protection.

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AskOurEstyCatie Wiggy is the Director of Education for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skin care industry for over 13 years as a makeup artist, brand educator, manager, innovator and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.

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