Skin is tight, drawn, flaky with a dull complexion. Dry skin can lack elasticity and be extremely sensitive to the sun, wind, and cold temperatures. Dry skin occurs when the dermis does not secrete enough oil, or sebum. Often people with dry skin change frequently from normal to dry then back again.
Causes of dry skin
° The skin has become dehydrated because oil glands are not supplying enough
lubrication to the skin.
° Skin has been exposed to the elements, particularly in winter.
° A genetic condition.
° Nutritional deficiencies, lack of vitamin A and the B vitamins, can contribute. Grooming Health recomends
° Conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhoea.
° Reaction to a product you have put on your skin.
Solutions to dry skin
° Wear sunscreen: sun damage makes skin less and less able to hold moisture or feel
smooth. Grooming Health recomends
° Moisturise: good moisturisers should have antioxidants, water-binding agents, and
anti-inflammatory ingredients. Grooming Health recomends
° Keep applying moisturiser: If your skin really is dry you can't use too much. Whenever
your skin starts feeling dry, put more on.
° Avoid products that are drying: do not use a soap, cleanser or any product that leaves
a dry feeling on your skin. Avoid products with harsh ingredients such as alcohol. Do
not over scrub skin.
° Avoid taking long showers: Too much water is bad for skin, it breaks down the skin's
° Exfoliate: increases skin cells turn over giving a more natural, youthful appearance,
removing the build-up of old skin cells and replacing them with newer, smoother ones. Grooming Health recomends
° Use a face mask: use a moisturising mask once a week. to revitalise and hydrate the
skin. Grooming Health recomends
Oily skin can change from day to day, depending on the elements. This type of skin appears as shiny, thick, or slightly waxy , often oily skin has coarse pores and pimples and other blemishes. It is prone to blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. In this type of skin, the oil-producing sebaceous glands are overactive and produce excess oil and lipids than is needed. The oil gives the skin a greasy shine, the skin pores are enlarged and the skin has a coarse look.
Oily Skin Causes
° Hormone levels
° Humidity and hot weather
° Reaction to a product you have used
Solutions for oily skin
° Keep your face as clean as possible, cleansing two or even three times daily. Grooming Health recomends
° Exfoliate several times a week, this will stop pores from clogging. Grooming Health recomends
° Avoid using products that overdry skin, this paradoxically causes your skin to produce
even more oil than usual.
° Wash in tepid water, hot water can strip your skin of needed moisture, while cold water
can shock your skin.
° Use noncomedogenic moisturizers and sunscreens, they are oil-free and won't clog
° Use a clay mask once a week this will drain excess oil and clear build-up from clogged
pores. Grooming Health recomends
This can be a mixture of all the basic types, usually the differences are in the T-zone that crosses the forehead and down the nose and chin.
Treatment for combination skin
° Look for products that normalise your skin, such as those that contain alpha hydroxy
acids (AHAs or fruit acids) or retinols, a vitamin A derivative. (Don't use AHAs at the
same time as shaving the combination could cause irritation). Grooming Health recomends
° Try different products for different areas and follow the tips above in the areas they are
Normal skin is the ideal state for your skin to be in, to keep it this way:
° Cleanse twice a day. Grooming Health recomends
° Moisturise twice a day. Grooming Health recomends
° Exfoliate once a week. Grooming Health recomends
° Use a mask to give your skin an added lift when needed. Grooming Health recomends
° Use sunscreen to stop harmful UV rays ageing your skin. Grooming Health recomends