Do you have oily or dry skin?
Do you struggle with acne or dark spots? Are blackheads your skin’s worst enemy?
It turns out these skincare woes could be written in the stars for you. Not only does your astrological sign determine your personality and unique characteristics, it can actually determine your skin type too.
We tapped intuitive astrologer and healer Rachel Lang to share with us all the different signs and their corresponding skin types, plus some helpful skincare tips for every sign.
“Aries is a fire sign with a lot of drive and initiative,” Lang says. “Aries has a lot of heat in their bodies. Their ruling planet, Mars, rules the blood and the head. Their skin can have a red tint, which can make them blush easily. They can have issues like rashes or rosacea too.”
Skincare tips for Aries:
For Aries, the goal is to cool down the skin as much as possible. Lang recommends opting for cleansers, moisturizers and facial oils with cucumber or aloe in them. Facial spray with aloe can be a good product to carry in the purse. Products that are gentle and cool will work best. Abrasive exfoliants or chemical peels are not a great idea for this fiery sign. “They might bring too much blood to the surface and make your skin hotter,” Lang says.
“Taurus is a stable earth sign, with the planet of beauty, Venus, as the ruling planet,” Lang says. “For Taurus, the neck is a prominent feature. Taurus tends to have very balanced skin with a good complexion, yet the skin might run a little dry. The influence of Venus could give them a slight attractive olive undertone.”
Skincare tips for Taurus:
According to Lang, the ruling planet of Venus gives Taurus a naturally plump and youthful look (lucky you!). So there’s no need to fuss too much over anti-wrinkle creams. Instead, Taurus should focus on making their beauty routine a luxurious experience, she says. Try to get facials regularly. Or, have a mini spa session at home a couple times a week with a moisturizing and nourishing mask like Taut’s Collagen Mask.
It’s also very important for Taurus to show their neck and décolleté just as much love and TLC as they give their face. And because Venus is all about sensuality, it’s also important that they enjoy the feel and the smell of the beauty products they use.
“Gemini is an adaptable air sign with a constant need to try new things and experience something new,” Lang says. “They will likely have combination skin. They get too busy from time to time. Their skincare routine needs to be as adaptable as they are with products they can interchange for their skin’s changing needs. Though Gemini loves to try new things, they have to be careful as their skin can be sensitive. Allergies might even be an issue for them.”
Skincare tips for Gemini:
Because Geminis might have more sensitive skin, Lang suggests opting for products that are fragrance free, hypoallergenic, made from natural ingredients or plant based. She also recommends exfoliating regularly and using a light moisturizer. They can also benefit from multitasking beauty products, like Korean Skin Care, or having different types of facial masks, sheet masks or gel masks handy for their different skin conditions.
“Cancer is ruled by the moon and can be more receptive to the monthly cyclical changes,” Lang says. “Cancers are warm, nurturing, and protective. They take time to get to know someone before fully trusting. Their skin can run on the oily side, but it changes throughout the month. They are also sensitive to environmental conditions and may need extra protection from the sun and free radicals. Cancers may have a tendency to retain water too.”
Skincare tips for Cancer:
Cancers love having a beauty cabinet filled with a variety of products that they can reach for based on their skincare needs throughout the monthly cycle, Lang says. For those times during the month when they’re feeling bloated, she recommends using a facial brush to help reduce puffiness, dry scrub to improve circulation and focus on ingredients like green tea and antioxidants to detox and remove excess water from the body.
Its important to wear SPF and infusing their skin with antioxidants. Whether it’s through the food they eat, beauty products they use, or supplements like the LAC Masquelier® French Pine Bark OPC which helps to protect skin from pollution and sun damage, detox and improve circulation, strengthen skin health and protect against signs of aging, including reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
“The sign of Leo rules the heart,” Lang says. “Leo’s skin can run hot and red. They may have dry skin with a slight blush tint. Leo cares about their appearance, and they need a skincare routine that helps them maintain a youthful appearance. Leo’s ruling planet is the Sun, and Leo needs a good dose of Vitamin D.”
Skincare tips for Leo:
For Leos, it’s all about cooling and moisturizing because they naturally run hot, Lang says. So think products with refreshing ingredients like aloe vera and cucumber. And because Leos need a lot of sunshine, it’s very important that they first slather on some SPF for sun protection.
To help combat any dryness, they can also give Taut Hydrate a try. Made with hyaluronic acid and grape seed extract, it’s designed to hydrate your skin, protect against free radical damage from sun exposure and smooth out imperfections.
“Virgo is above all a hard worker with self-discipline,” Lang says. “They don’t often have a lot of excess fat around their face. With Mercury as their ruling planet, they likely have a thin face with angular features. So, it’s important for Virgos to plump up their skin and boost collagen. Virgo tends to have dry skin. They can be sensitive to the sun as well.”
Skincare tips for Virgo:
Does taking collagen really work? Skin care products and beauty supplements with collagen, such as Taut’s Premium Liquid Collagen, will work great for helping Virgos (and every sign, really) boost their collagen and elastin production and get that enviable glowy, plump skin. Lang also suggests wearing a moisturizer or foundation with SPF in it since Virgos can be sensitive to the sun. Micro-needling and laser treatments can also help Virgos, she says.
“Libra is an air sign ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty,” Lang says. “Libras tend to take good care of their skin because they like to look good. The sign of Libra rules the kidneys. If a Libra doesn’t get enough water on a regular basis, toxins can build up in the system making them susceptible to breakouts or blackheads, especially in the T-zones. Their skin will show evidence of overindulgence or a lack of sleep. So, it’s important for Libra to have a whole-system approach to skincare.”
Skincare tips for Libra:
“It’s all about balance for Libra,” Lang says and that applies to their skincare regime too. In addition to watching the things they consume, they should also get quality beauty sleep and eat a heathy detox diet that helps to remove toxins and nourish their skin.
In addition, exfoliate, get facials, and use face masks regularly to help remove dead skin and rejuvenate the skin. Lang also recommends using a cleanser with glycolic acid to help keep the skin neutralized and anti-aging moisturizers for skin hydration.
“Scorpio is associated with deep feeling and intense emotions,” Lang says. “Yet, they don’t often show this to others. Mars is the traditional ruling planet of Scorpio. Mars can heat things up making Scorpio susceptible to rashes or breakouts, especially when it’s hot outside. Their skin can be oily or combination. They may have a breakout every now and then, especially during stressful times.”
Skincare tips for Scorpio:
Although breakouts are no fun for Scorpios, there are a few things they can do to keep breakouts at bay, Lang says. They should wash their face often, use cleanser with essential oil that can help unclogged pores, natural toner, and exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin and prevent blackheads. You can purchase products specifically for exfoliating or make your own at home with sugar.
“Sagittarius loves a good adventure, and they’re willing to try new things,” Lang says. “Their ruling planet is Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. So, Sagittarius’s motto might be ‘go big or go home!’ Their skin shows evidence of overindulgence, especially if they’ve eaten or drank too much. This can lead to rashes, blackheads, rosacea, or acne. Sagittarius rules the liver. So a liver detox can help with any of these conditions.”
Skincare tips for Sagittarius:
Although Sagittarius has a tendency to want to go big, for their skincare routine, keeping it consistent and not going to extremes is actually best, Lang says. Since they may struggle with acne, using an exfoliating cleanser regularly is also a good idea. Lang also recommends using products with vitamins to help fight free radicals and protect the skin.
Tea tree oil will also work great as an acne spot treatment thanks to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Just dab a little bit of it on any blemishes before bed.
“Capricorn is an ambitious, driven earth sign,” Lang says. “Saturn, the planet associated with time, is their ruling planet. Capricorns are no-frills individuals and have a practical approach to life. When they are overworked, their skin may show it. They have dry skin, especially in the cold-weather months.”
Skincare tips for Capricorn:
Capricorns need more moisture in their skin so products that hydrate are great, Lang says, especially if they help stimulate collagen production. Their skin might also be a bit sensitive. That’s why she recommends staying away from abrasive exfoliating scrubs or brushes and opting for gentle products that won’t cause irritation. Products made with natural and gentle ingredients that can help deeply moisturize and hydrate are the best for Capricorn's sensitive and dry skin. They can also really benefit from using richer night creams to combat dryness during winter months.
“Aquarius is an innovator and a visionary,” Lang says “They tend to be quite independent and enjoy learning about new products to try, especially ones that are gentler on the environment. Aquarius rules the circulatory system. Because of that, Aquarius may need to find ways to bring blood to the surface of the face and neck. Aquarius has skin that varies from oily to combination, and they may have an occasional breakout because of this.”
Skincare tips for Aquarius:
To help get an Aquarius’s blood flowing to the face, Lang suggests using a facial scrub or brush, doing exfoliating treatments, or even trying micro-dermabrasion. A facial brightener, such as Taut’s Bright Bye-Bye Dark Spots, will help brighten and even out skin tone thanks to ingredients such as Vitamin C, L-glutathione, and Olive Leaf Extract. Toning can also help keep oily skin under control.
“Pisces is sensitive, creative, and mystical,” Lang says. “Their skin reflects this. As a water sign, Pisces tends to have fair, sensitive skin that may be slightly on the oily side. They can be especially sensitive to environmental toxins and allergens. Pisces can be susceptible to breakouts, especially in stressful times. There’s a definite mind/body connection for Pisces, and they tend to show physical signs of stress.”
Skincare tips for Pisces:
Because Pisces' skin can be more on the sensitive side, wearing daily sunscreen is essential as are products that will help fight free radical damage, Lang says. A light, balanced moisturizer will also help keep the skin from getting too oily. Whatever products they reach for, it’s best if the products are sourced from pure, natural oils. Products like Taut Intensive Recovery Serum, made from 7 botanical herbal extracts that can hydrate, repair and protect is a good option to try.
So there you have it. Although the stars might have an influence on your skin, you can be proactive and try these skincare tips to help you combat any issues and achieve a beautiful, healthy complexion.
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