Skin type

How to understand your skin type for personalised skin care.

There are usually four basic skin types; combination, normal, oily and dry (often includes mature) – each which need different skin care approaches to achieve and maintain healthy skin.

Aloe Ferox also offers a range for problem skin prone to breakouts or acne. To keep your complexion radiant and your overall body skin in peak condition, it is important to use the appropriate skin care routine for your skin type.

So, which skin type do you have?

combination skin type is a combination of both oily and dry skin. It is common to have an oily forehead, nose or chin, (or to have a T-zone, in which case the forehead nose and chin are oilier than surrounding skin). However cheeks and other areas may be dry. The trick is to use the right skin care for each skin type or use a product specifically designed for combination skin.

A normal skin type has the proper balance between oil and moisture, It is neither oily or dry. It looks clear, supple and healthy. 

Normal skin still needs good skin care, but requires less treatment than other skin types.

An oily skin type has an over secretion of sebum. You find excess oil on the surface of the skin, including the cheeks. Oily skin often develops spots and pimples. An oily skin type benefits from regular and thorough cleansing daily with the use of a facial scrub and mask for deeper cleansing.

dry or mature skin type does not retain moisture as well as normal skin. It may flake and it is more prone to wrinkles and lines. 

Dry skin, more than other types, requires regular use of a good moisturiser.

Specialist skin care.

And of course there are special skin care problems that need special skin care solutions. 

Problem or acne skin types.

problem, (spotty /acne) skin type is, well, a problem. Acne can occur on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. This occurs when the skin’s pores or sebaceous glands get blocked or plugged by sebum (the skin’s natural lubricant) or bacteria. It is more common in people who have an oily / greasy skin (and an overabundance of sebum).

Hormonal changes can cause this overabundance of sebum, which is why acne is so prevalent among teenagers, but acne is not uncommon in adults. Apart from acne breakouts you may be trying to clear up pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, abscesses or nodules.

Sensitive skin types.

If your skin’s very sensitive, or you have an allergy to perfume you’ll find Super Aloe Gel remedial.


Customers have reported encouraging results using Whole-leaf Gel and Super Aloe Gel.

Eczema or psoriasis relief.

Do you have eczema  with excessively dry skin or the painful condition of psoriasis? 

Aloe Ferox offers some relief  (unfortunately not a cure) in the form of Whole-Leaf Gel.

4 Steps

A simple 3-step routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising should be a daily habit, morning and night. And for an optimum 4-step skin care routine that really embraces the power of Aloe Ferox – rejuvenation is the ticket.


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