April 26, 2022

How to Build Your Dream Skincare Routine
Based On Your Skin Type

Ready to build a skincare routine that gets results? We’re here to help! Answer the following questions to discover your unique skin type and then keep reading to find our go-to product recommendations. 

Let's determine your skin type, babe!

Question #1: When you wake up in the morning, prior to applying any products, how does your skin typically look and feel?

A) Dry, tight, dull, and/or scaly.
B) Slick, shiny, and sometimes greasy.
C) A mixture of A and B.
D) Red, itchy, flaky, or irritated.

Question #2: How often do you experience breakouts or acne?

A) Rarely, if ever.
B) More often than not.
C) Sometimes, and often in relation to hormonal cycles.
D) Few breakouts but more small bumps and textured patches.

Question #3: If you could change one thing about your complexion, what would it be?

A) I would like my skin to feel more hydrated, and stay that way longer.
B) I would like my skin to look more mattified and break out less.
C) I would like my skin tone to be even and balanced.
D) I would like my skin to feel less irritated and more predictable.

If you answered:

Mostly A's: Your skin type is likely dry.

(Keep reading to learn how to build the best skincare routine for dry skin)

When dealing with dry skin, a combination of exfoliation and intense moisture will be your best bet to achieve long-lasting hydration. For this, we love incorporating deep exfoliation 1-3 times weekly. Our Butter Coffee Bar is perfect for removing any buildup of dry or dead surface skin, without stripping away moisture. You can switch off between our Coffee Bars and a Coffee Scrub of your choice, to infuse the skin with skin hydrating and nourishing ingredients like Vitamin E, Macadamia, Olive, and Grapeseed Oils. 

Mostly B's: Your skin type is likely oily.

(Keep reading to learn how to build the best skincare routine for oily skin)

A bit of good news is that oily skin is the most resilient skin type, meaning you can use an exfoliating bar or scrub daily, if desired. For body acne, our Spa Coffee Bar will be a great option. You could also add in our Coconut Coffee Scrub, as coconut is naturally antibacterial and can help combat breakouts, while also providing the skin with some much-needed exfoliation to remove excess dirt, oil and bacteria.

Mostly C's: Your skin type is likely combination.

(Keep reading to learn how to build the best skincare routine for combination skin)

Troubleshooting combination skin is all about creating balance! Understanding that your skin’s condition can fluctuate between both dry and oily, a solid approach would be to keep multiple options on hand. For days when your skin feels oily, you can go with more exfoliation with your favorite Coffee Bar. Then on days when your skin feels more dry, grab our Mocha Coffee Scrub for a bit of extra moisture and a boost of refreshment!

Mostly D's: Your skin type is likely sensitive.

(Keep reading to learn how to build the best skincare routine for sensitive skin)

For those with sensitive or reactive skin, you will want to opt for light exfoliation. A good goal would be to incorporate one of our coffee scrubs, which are gentler than a coffee bar, about once per week in the first few weeks and then work your way up to three times per week, depending on how your skin handles it. In particular, you may enjoy our Rose Coffee Scrub which has anti-inflammatory properties and is perfect for soothing sensitive skin. Overall, you can rest assured that coffee-based scrubs are gentler on the skin. Unlike a sugar or salt-based scrub that is only appropriate for the body, a coffee-based scrub can be used on the face as well. And all of our products are 100% Organic, vegan and cruelty-free! They contain no sugar, salt, or microbeads–just pure ground coffee beans, and nourishing vitamins and natural oils, making them perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin!

Don't just take our word for it, our reviews speak for themselves!  

"This is the best exfoliator I've used on my sensitive skin!  Invigorating but gentle. Leaves skin feeling silky and soft. "
— Katie

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