How to Create a Skin-Care Routine

Establishing a consistent and effective skin care routine is essential for giving you the perfect fresh-faced feel. This may come as a surprise to some, but you can get a sustainable facial-fresh feel every morning with a refined skin care routine, and you can do it without breaking the bank!

Your skin is 100% unique to you and you have it for life, so let's help you get to know it better so you can look after it better. With the help of our Sample Packs (that come with full instructions), you can develop an organic and sustainable skin care routine perfectly suited to your skin.

What are the different skin types?

If you are unsure of your skin type, you can use this fun quiz. Save these results to then choose our specified products for your skin-care routine. Let us know in the comments what your skin type is and whether the quiz helped you!

  • Normal skin: this is the skin type that would be perfect for Goldilocks...not too oily and not too dry! It has a regular texture with no imperfections and a clean appearance

  • Combination skin: due to the distribution of sweat glands, this skin type presents characteristics of both dry and oily skin. If you have combination skin, most of your skin’s oils will be found in the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) with dryness around the cheeks.

  • Sensitive skin: sensitive skin can be hard to deal with due to its fragility. You may experience feelings of discomfort, heat, tightness and redness in response to products. This type of skin is extremely delicate, and easily irritated.

  • Dry skin: dry skin is mostly caused by external factors; it may crack or flake easily. There is also a rough and tight texture to it, and you may experience itching.

  • Oily skin: if you have oily skin, your face will have a bright and porous appearance. You may also be easily susceptible to acne and spots due to the over-active sebaceous glands.

  • Scaly skin: also known as skin desquamation, this type of skin can form due to an allergic reaction or a fungal infection. It is also commonly accompanied with itching and detachment of skin flakes from the epidermis.

Don't forget your sun protection either! It's a must for all skin types.

Top Picks for Oily Skin - with open pores, acne and/or blackheads

If you have oily skin, your pores will thank you for using our sample bars. Available in peppermint for a refreshing wash, lemongrass for rejuvenation, and rose geranium for pore-unblocking and tightening.

Go a step further and cleanse your skin with our ylang ylang wash for an antibacterial effect, and follow up with our ylang ylang light cream for a light and blemish-free glow.

Top Picks for Combination Skin - dry & oily patches with/without acne

We recommend the combination skin sample pack for this type of skin, which includes 3 washes in rose geranium, lavender and ylang ylang. These ranges can balance your sebum levels over time, therefore reducing acne and blemishes.

The Lavender Light Cream is the perfect final product to balance dry and oily skin.

Top Picks for Dry/Scaly Skin - to moisturise and repair

If you suffer from scaly and flaky skin, tea tree is your saviour for repairing and putting moisture back into the epidermis. Tea tree oil has special complex aromatic substances in it that can reduce itching and reduce dry skin and irritation.

The rich cream is amazing to use for a final-step in your routine. It will create a protective and moisturising barrier, whilst giving off calming aromas.

Top Picks for Sensitive Skin - gentle but effective products for your comfort

To wash and protect: Patchouli Range, Baby Range (0.5% lavender), and Aloe Vera (Unscented) Range.

Sensitive skin needs a bit more care than the other skin types. It will be prone to irritation and redness so you have to be sure that the products you use suit your skin to protect it from further damage. This is where our Sensitive Skin Sample Pack really helps. You can patch test using the various sample sizes before buying large sizes, saving you money as well as irritated skin.

If you choose the pack with all 3 ranges for Sensitive Skin you can test our Aloe Vera Unscented range, our Patchouli Range and our Baby Range (lightly Lavender)...yes you can use this range too! The germ-fighting benefits of Patchouli or Lavender oil will also help protect your skin from bacteria. It’s a win-win situation.

Or...make up your own Sample Pack!

We know that skin can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. You can create your own custom sample pack here. Use our guide above to customize your own pack suited to your skin. These are the following items available for your tailored pack:

  • Soap (35g)

  • Shampoo & Wash (25ml)

  • Light Cream (25ml)

  • Rich Cream (30ml)

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Remember to play your part…

It’s lovely to have an established skin-care routine with products perfectly suited to your complexion. It would be even better if you could sustainably refill your bottles for future use. Well, with New Dawn you can!

Take a look at our refill products to play your part in caring for our environment - take a look here to live and shop sustainably with New Dawn.

Let us know about your skin-care routine in the comments and which products you enjoy using the most! For more information, do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website.