- Three different things cause dry skin, dehydration, insufficient oil secretion and ageing.
- Skin is generally of a light texture, but it looks and feels tight and drawn. It chaps, flakes and peels easily and even at an early age may show signs of wrinkles and lines.
- Sensitive Skin is influenced by numerous factors such as hormone levels, age, sebum production, poor nutrition, medication, climate, humidity, sun exposure, frequent contact with water, solvents, soaps, other irritation etc.
- The skin is often thin, blotchy with broken capillaries showing though, appearing as fine red lines.
- You’re lucky because you will have a radiant complexion with minimal skin concerns.
- Exists when oil, moisture and the acid mantle are harmonious, it is ideal but rare. Skin is fine textured with no visible pores, smooth to touch, neither wet nor greasy. It has a tendency to become dry with time. So it needs care to ensure that it remains smooth and supple for as long as possible.
- Oily and impure skin is one of the most common skin problems.
- Caused by overproduction of sebum by the oil glands, skin has a constant shine, is sallow, coarse and has enlarged pores. It is often plagued with blackheads and prone to acne. It stays younger looking longer, has fewer wrinkles and usually improves with age.
- Exists because too much oil is produced in the T zone area, forehead, nose and chin and skin can be dry in other areas. This skin type is probably the most common as there are more sebaceous glands in the T-zone area than on the rest of the face.
- The T-Zone can be prone to breakouts and the normal skin around the cheeks can get dry, especially in the winter months.
- As you age the skin loses collagen and the skins sebum production slows down therefore the skin will feel dehydrated, the epidermis becomes thinner and the skin is more fragile. This results in fine lines and wrinkles.
- Exposure to free radicals and UV exposure can cause further damage.