Before jumping into what the Olivia skin type means, let start with – you’re a person, not just a skin type. For that reason, your skin type has a human name rather than a skin diagnosis or the typical label you may have seen. This way we can take a holistic view of your health into account and address your skin’s root issues for healthier, more vibrant skin.
If you’re like Olivia, you tend to have oily skin and easily break out in pimples. It doesn’t mean that your whole face is oily, but you tend to have at least a few oily areas, such as by your nose or hairline or on your forehead. You’ve probably tried various cleansers, toners, masks, and other topical treatments to dry up your skin, and perhaps even microdermabrasion treatments or medications to curb acne.
Key Features of the Olivia Skin Type
Acne • Large pores • Blackheads • Whiteheads • Sebaceous hyperplasia (yellowish, soft, small papules on the face, usually on the nose, cheeks, and forehead)
A Holistic Skin Care Approach for Olivia Types
1 Watch Your Sugar Intake
When blood sugar rises from excess sugar intake, insulin production increases, triggering sebum production and androgen activity. All of this can lead to those dreaded acne breakouts. You don’t have to give up sugar forever, but take a look at my free (plus the cost of shipping) book, Clean Skin From Within to learn how to give your skin and body what they need for you to look and feel your best.
2 Balance Hormones
Hormone imbalances such as androgen excess are known to trigger acne in both men and women. One thing to try is to stop eating dairy products (milk, cheese, ice cream, etc.) for two weeks and see if you notice a change in your skin. Dairy products are made from the milk of pregnant (and recently pregnant) cows, which contains hormones that can throw your own hormones out of balance.
3 Boost Your Gut Health
When the good bacteria that live in and protect your digestive tract are out of balance, it can trigger acne. Eating probiotic-rich foods such as fermented vegetables or coconut yogurt is a great place to start. For extra support, consider taking a high quality probiotic such as The Spa Dr.’s Microbiome Builder.
4 Use Clean and Balancing Skin Care
If you have acne, that means your delicate pH and balance of microorganisms that live on and protect your skin is disrupted. Because of this, it’s best to use skin care products designed with the correct pH and natural ingredients to restore the health of your skin. For Olivia skin types, I recommend using The Spa Dr.’s Daily Essentials Skin Care system both morning and night.
5 Fill in Your Nutrition Gaps
Nutritional deficiencies play a role in Olivia types’ skin issues. For example, zinc is an important nutrient for clear healthy skin, which you can consume via a supplement such as The Spa Dr.’s Skin Hair and Nails Support or obtain from foods such as green beans, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
The recommendations above are not intended to take the place of seeing a doctor. It’s best to work directly with a healthcare provider who can help assess skin issues in-person.
My goal is to provide you with lifestyle recommendations to help you achieve glowing skin, natural beauty and the confidence that follows. Check your inbox over the next few days for more information from me on how to enhance your skin from the inside out.
If you have any questions about your skin type or the ways you can holistically improve your skin, please feel free to book a free skin care consult call. I love helping women (and men too!) achieve naturally radiant skin and vibrant health.
To your glowing skin,
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