Choosing the right makeup for your skin


Every woman knows the struggle of finding the perfect makeup to suit her complexion, but choosing the wrong type of makeup can damage your skin. Acne, rashes, dull and dry skin can occur as a result of poor makeup choices with oily, dry, combination and sensitive skin types particularly prone to damage. Choosing the right type of makeup based on your skin type can reduce damage and leave your skin looking flawless.

Here are some tips for choosing the right type of makeup for your skin type to keep your skin healthy:

Dry skin 

Dry skin types tend to have a dull, rough complexion. Moisturising dry skin is key to keeping it hydrated and prevents makeup from flaking. Choose hydrating creams or lotion foundations over powder or oil-free foundations, as they moisturise your skin.

Oily Skin

Symptoms of oily skin include enlarged pores, blackheads, pimples and dull or shiny complexion. Use oil-free foundation and products to reduce the appearance of shiny skin and avoid excess oil on the face. Long lasting matte foundations are also a great way to decrease the appearance of oil on the skin.

By including Original Body Essential Silicea Colloidal Gel in your skincare routine, you can help battle oily skin when applied as a face mask (simply apply and allow this to soak in for 5 – 10 minutes before washing it off). Your skin will be feeling as fresh as a daisy afterwards.

Combination skin

Similar to oily skin, combination skin is prone to acne, blackheads and shiny skin. Oil-free products that contain moisturising properties can combat both an oily T-zone and dry cheeks.

Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin can be prone to irritation, inflammation and dryness. Continued irritation can result in the break down of collagen, resulting in your skin losing its youthful look. Hypoallergenic, mineral-based products and other skincare treatments designed to reduce redness or designed for sensitive skin types can also help reduce irritation.

In addition to choosing the right makeup for your skin type, a daily Silicea supplement promotes taut, thick, and healthy skin. Visit for our full product range.