Does shopping for skincare make you feel bad about your skin? Oily, dry, combo, aging, acne prone, sensitive. What’s the deal with all these skin types?
Bear with us. Have you ever taken one of those skin type surveys? We have, and by the end we felt old and wrinkled, blotchy and pimply, and overall pretty anxious about our skin. And confused. Your skin is always responding to all types of input, so what’s going on with your skin really depends on the weather, hormones, diet, stress, sleep… you name it. Our skin is not really a “type,” it’s more of an evolution of conditions. Sorting people into these simplified categories (not one of them flattering) is just an easy way to market products to all the lovely customers who have been told their skin is too oily, dry, sensitive, mature, sun damaged… and they better buy some products quick because they look like they got hit with the ugly stick. What a punch in the morale gut.
It’s like we have to be skin shamed so we then easily tumble into the marketing funnel of the beauty world, searching for the product or products that will fix all the issues we obsess over. Or maybe that’s just us.
And yeah, we sell skincare products. But we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t feel that they really work at improving overall skin health. You will see improvement with FIELD products, but know that you are already beautiful, and these skincare products are really just icing on the cake. Almost literally. But pulease, someone slap us if we ever make magic wand claims.
Beauty products should be simple and effective, and should be used as a part of a holistic approach to health and wellness. Like, a serum isn’t going to fix your skin if you go to the tanning bed every day, or if you a eat a crappy processed food diet. The best ingredients adjust to whatever your skin is doing that day, whether it’s a hormonal breakout or a bit of redness from a windy day. That’s why plants are so great! They have all this inherent defense built up that makes them adaptable to whatever nature throws at them. And they don’t give a hot damn what skin “type” you have!