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Kiss skin troubles goodbye: skincare secrets for oily, dry & sensitive skin

June 06, 20245 min read

Does your skin feel like a confusing weather forecast? One day it's a desert, the next it's an oil field, and sometimes it throws in a surprise snowstorm of flakes for good measure! If you struggle with oily, dry, or sensitive skin or maybe even a combination, you're definitely not alone!


This blog is your haven for all things skincare, designed to help you navigate the often-confusing world of cleansers. We'll break down the science behind each skin type, decoding confusion to help you achieve the healthy, balanced glow you deserve. We'll equip you with the knowledge and product recommendations to finally solve your skincare struggles and love the skin you're in!

We’ve spilled the tea!: Answers to your top 4 skincare questions
When it comes to choosing the right gel cleanser for your skin, look no further than Overstrand Aesthetics! We offer two fantastic gel and milk cleansers to cater to your specific needs:
Isa Carstens gel cleanser:
This lightweight formula utilises natural foaming ingredients to gently remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil without disrupting your skin's natural moisture barrier. It's perfect for all skin types, particularly normal to oily or blemish-prone skin, leaving it feeling clean, soft, and hydrated.

Biomedical Emporium gel cleanser:
The Biomedical Emporium cleanser boasts anti-inflammatory properties and penetrates deep to remove impurities. Its skin-degreasing properties help regulate sebum production, minimising shine and potentially reducing pore size.
Isa Carstens milk cleanser:
The Isa Carstens is a hypoallergenic dream, perfect for normal to combination skin. It gently removes makeup and impurities while maintaining your skin's natural moisture balance and pH. This cleanser even dissolves dead skin cells, promoting a smoother, healthier appearance.
Biomedical Emporium milk cleanser:
It boasts anti-inflammatory properties and deep cleansing action, all while calming irritation and improving overall skin texture. Plus, it helps regulate sebum production, minimizing shine for a more balanced complexion.

1. OILY SKIN
Oily skin can be a frustrating battle. The dreaded shine appears mid-morning, makeup seems to melt away, and enlarged pores can leave you feeling self-conscious. But fear not! Oily skin can be managed with a consistent skincare routine that tackles excess oil without stripping your skin's natural moisture barrier. The key lies in using a gentle yet effective cleanser that removes excess sebum without drying you out. Here at Overstrand Aesthetics, we understand the struggle of oily skin. That's why we offer two fantastic foam cleansers to help you achieve a balanced, shine-free complexion: The Isa Carstens and Biomedical Emporium gel cleanser. Let us help you find the perfect cleanser to finally say goodbye to the oil slick and hello to a healthy, radiant glow!

2. SENSITIVE SKIN
Does your skin react like a ticking time bomb to certain products or environmental changes? If so, you might have sensitive skin. This means your skin barrier is more easily compromised, leading to redness, irritation, and discomfort. The key to managing sensitive skin is a gentle approach. Harsh chemicals and abrasive scrubs are a no-go. Instead, focus on calming and strengthening your skin's barrier function. Here at Overstrand Aesthetics, we understand the challenges of sensitive skin. We offer two milk cleansers formulated specifically for sensitive skin: the Isa Carstens and the Biomedical Emporium. Both cleansers are fragrance-free and packed with soothing ingredients to cleanse without irritation.

3. DRY AND FLAKY SKIN
Does your skin feel like a desert landscape, constantly tight, itchy, and prone to unsightly flakes? Dry and flaky skin can be a real source of discomfort, making even basic activities like smiling feel irritating. This dryness often stems from a disruption in your skin's natural moisture barrier, leaving it vulnerable to environmental factors and irritation. The good news is, there are solutions! Using a gentle, hydrating cleanser is crucial to remove impurities without stripping away precious moisture. Here at Overstrand Aesthetics, we recommend the Isa Carstens and Biomedical Emporium milk cleansers, both formulated to be gentle and nourishing for dry skin. However, cleansing is just one step. To truly combat dryness and flakiness, incorporating a hydrating cream into your routine is essential. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which work to attract and retain moisture, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and comfortable all day long.

4. COMBINATION SKIN
Combination skin can feel like a never-ending battleground. Your forehead, nose, and chin might resemble an oil slick by midday, while your cheeks feel tight and flaky. This frustrating mix requires a delicate balancing act in your skincare routine. You need a cleanser that effectively removes excess oil without stripping away essential moisture. Harsh products can exacerbate dryness, while gentle formulas might not be strong enough to tackle shine. Here at Overstrand Aesthetics, we understand the unique challenges of combination skin. That's why we offer the Isa Carstens and Biomedical Emporium gel cleansers, formulated to address both oily and dry concerns without compromising on overall skin health.

BONUS TIPS
Maintain a consistent morning and evening cleanse with a high-quality cleanser that has an acidic pH to match your skin's natural balance. SPF is Essential no matter your routine, prioritise sun protection by using a good SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily.

While a complete routine with serums and moisturisers can be beneficial, these steps can be skipped if time or budget is a concern. A good cleanser and SPF can provide a solid foundation for healthy skin, even without additional products.

The idea of monthly treatments comes from the concept of skin cell turnover, which is around 28 days. While these treatments can be helpful, they aren't always essential. If you're sticking to a minimalist routine, focus on the core steps of cleansing and sun protection first. You can always add in monthly treatments later if your skin needs them.

Ready to Transform Your Skin? Start Your Skincare Journey Today!
No matter your skin type – oily, dry, sensitive, or a combination – achieving healthy, radiant skin is possible! By understanding your skin's unique needs and incorporating the right products into your routine, you can finally say goodbye to frustration and hello to confidence. We hope this blog has equipped you with valuable knowledge and actionable tips to target your specific concerns. Remember, everyone's skin journey is unique. If you'd like more personalised guidance, our experts at
Overstrand Aesthetics are here to help you. Visit Overstrand Aesthetics for a consultation and create a customised skincare routine that leaves your skin feeling confident and glowing!


oily skin dry skin sensitive skin combination skin skincare routine milk and gel cleanser
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Kiss skin troubles goodbye: skincare secrets for oily, dry & sensitive skin

June 06, 20245 min read

Does your skin feel like a confusing weather forecast? One day it's a desert, the next it's an oil field, and sometimes it throws in a surprise snowstorm of flakes for good measure! If you struggle with oily, dry, or sensitive skin or maybe even a combination, you're definitely not alone!


This blog is your haven for all things skincare, designed to help you navigate the often-confusing world of cleansers. We'll break down the science behind each skin type, decoding confusion to help you achieve the healthy, balanced glow you deserve. We'll equip you with the knowledge and product recommendations to finally solve your skincare struggles and love the skin you're in!

We’ve spilled the tea!: Answers to your top 4 skincare questions
When it comes to choosing the right gel cleanser for your skin, look no further than Overstrand Aesthetics! We offer two fantastic gel and milk cleansers to cater to your specific needs:
Isa Carstens gel cleanser:
This lightweight formula utilises natural foaming ingredients to gently remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil without disrupting your skin's natural moisture barrier. It's perfect for all skin types, particularly normal to oily or blemish-prone skin, leaving it feeling clean, soft, and hydrated.

Biomedical Emporium gel cleanser:
The Biomedical Emporium cleanser boasts anti-inflammatory properties and penetrates deep to remove impurities. Its skin-degreasing properties help regulate sebum production, minimising shine and potentially reducing pore size.
Isa Carstens milk cleanser:
The Isa Carstens is a hypoallergenic dream, perfect for normal to combination skin. It gently removes makeup and impurities while maintaining your skin's natural moisture balance and pH. This cleanser even dissolves dead skin cells, promoting a smoother, healthier appearance.
Biomedical Emporium milk cleanser:
It boasts anti-inflammatory properties and deep cleansing action, all while calming irritation and improving overall skin texture. Plus, it helps regulate sebum production, minimizing shine for a more balanced complexion.

1. OILY SKIN
Oily skin can be a frustrating battle. The dreaded shine appears mid-morning, makeup seems to melt away, and enlarged pores can leave you feeling self-conscious. But fear not! Oily skin can be managed with a consistent skincare routine that tackles excess oil without stripping your skin's natural moisture barrier. The key lies in using a gentle yet effective cleanser that removes excess sebum without drying you out. Here at Overstrand Aesthetics, we understand the struggle of oily skin. That's why we offer two fantastic foam cleansers to help you achieve a balanced, shine-free complexion: The Isa Carstens and Biomedical Emporium gel cleanser. Let us help you find the perfect cleanser to finally say goodbye to the oil slick and hello to a healthy, radiant glow!

2. SENSITIVE SKIN
Does your skin react like a ticking time bomb to certain products or environmental changes? If so, you might have sensitive skin. This means your skin barrier is more easily compromised, leading to redness, irritation, and discomfort. The key to managing sensitive skin is a gentle approach. Harsh chemicals and abrasive scrubs are a no-go. Instead, focus on calming and strengthening your skin's barrier function. Here at Overstrand Aesthetics, we understand the challenges of sensitive skin. We offer two milk cleansers formulated specifically for sensitive skin: the Isa Carstens and the Biomedical Emporium. Both cleansers are fragrance-free and packed with soothing ingredients to cleanse without irritation.

3. DRY AND FLAKY SKIN
Does your skin feel like a desert landscape, constantly tight, itchy, and prone to unsightly flakes? Dry and flaky skin can be a real source of discomfort, making even basic activities like smiling feel irritating. This dryness often stems from a disruption in your skin's natural moisture barrier, leaving it vulnerable to environmental factors and irritation. The good news is, there are solutions! Using a gentle, hydrating cleanser is crucial to remove impurities without stripping away precious moisture. Here at Overstrand Aesthetics, we recommend the Isa Carstens and Biomedical Emporium milk cleansers, both formulated to be gentle and nourishing for dry skin. However, cleansing is just one step. To truly combat dryness and flakiness, incorporating a hydrating cream into your routine is essential. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which work to attract and retain moisture, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and comfortable all day long.

4. COMBINATION SKIN
Combination skin can feel like a never-ending battleground. Your forehead, nose, and chin might resemble an oil slick by midday, while your cheeks feel tight and flaky. This frustrating mix requires a delicate balancing act in your skincare routine. You need a cleanser that effectively removes excess oil without stripping away essential moisture. Harsh products can exacerbate dryness, while gentle formulas might not be strong enough to tackle shine. Here at Overstrand Aesthetics, we understand the unique challenges of combination skin. That's why we offer the Isa Carstens and Biomedical Emporium gel cleansers, formulated to address both oily and dry concerns without compromising on overall skin health.

BONUS TIPS
Maintain a consistent morning and evening cleanse with a high-quality cleanser that has an acidic pH to match your skin's natural balance. SPF is Essential no matter your routine, prioritise sun protection by using a good SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily.

While a complete routine with serums and moisturisers can be beneficial, these steps can be skipped if time or budget is a concern. A good cleanser and SPF can provide a solid foundation for healthy skin, even without additional products.

The idea of monthly treatments comes from the concept of skin cell turnover, which is around 28 days. While these treatments can be helpful, they aren't always essential. If you're sticking to a minimalist routine, focus on the core steps of cleansing and sun protection first. You can always add in monthly treatments later if your skin needs them.

Ready to Transform Your Skin? Start Your Skincare Journey Today!
No matter your skin type – oily, dry, sensitive, or a combination – achieving healthy, radiant skin is possible! By understanding your skin's unique needs and incorporating the right products into your routine, you can finally say goodbye to frustration and hello to confidence. We hope this blog has equipped you with valuable knowledge and actionable tips to target your specific concerns. Remember, everyone's skin journey is unique. If you'd like more personalised guidance, our experts at
Overstrand Aesthetics are here to help you. Visit Overstrand Aesthetics for a consultation and create a customised skincare routine that leaves your skin feeling confident and glowing!


oily skin dry skin sensitive skin combination skin skincare routine milk and gel cleanser
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