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Skin Guide

Ideal Skin / Normal Skin

Characteristics

  • A clear appearance
  • Normal/fine pores
  • An even colour
  • Soft and supple to the touch
  • Healthy glow

Concerns

  • It become dry as age
  • Prone to fine lines and wrinkles if the care is not taken
 

Normal skin is healthy skin and has good absorption of skin care products

Oily Skin

Characteristics

  • All over shine
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin can appear coarse in texture
  • May have a history of acne
  • Prone to blemishes and clogged pores
  • Whiteheads, blackheads andpimples
  • Open sallow in Color

Concerns

  • Excessive oil on surface
  • Makeup changes colour
  • Enlarged pores, blemishes
 

Oily Skin is caused by excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous glands. It is often inherited but can also be influenced by hormonal changes, lifestyle plus environmental factors and may lessen with age.

Dry Skin

Characteristics

  • Small and invisible pores
  • Overall lack of shine
  • Can appear flaky
  • Rough, dull appearance
  • Prone to sensitivity and premature aging

Concerns

  • Skin feels taut and uncomfortable
  • Fine lines around eyes and mouth
  • Skin beginning to age
  • Loss of firmness
 

Dry skin has insufficient levels of oil and moisture. It can be caused by excessive exposure to environmental conditions, genetics, negative lifestyle factors and the aging process.

Combination Skin

Characteristics

  • Shine on T-Zone
  • Possibly blackheads and enlarged pores on T-Zone
  • Cheeks comfortable and shine-free

Concerns

  • Oily T-Zone
  • Occasional break out on T-Zone
 

Normal to oily skin combines an oily T-Zone (nose, forehead, chin and inner cheeks) with less oil on outer areas of the face.

Sensitive Skin

Characteristics

  • Redness, hot patches, can have visible capillaries
  • Can freckle and sunburn easily
  • History of allergies
  • Reaction to cosmetic products
  • Can be any skin type

Concerns

  • Skin can feel hot and tight
  • Itchy or burning sensation to products
 

Sensitive skin reacts easily to both environmental and lifestyle factors including sun, wind, dryness, chemicals, medications, even stress. Tends to need skin care designed for dry skin and is more likely to be irritated or show allergic reactions.

Dehydrated Skin

Characteristics

  • Skin looks dull
  • Fine horizontal lines
  • Skin can be flaky Skin
  • can feel tight
  • Lacks a healthy glow - tissue paper appearance"

Concerns

  • Skin feels tight and taut
  • Make-up does not stay on
  • Wrinkles around eyes, mouth and throat
 

Occurs when the skin is lacking in water. Dehydration is mainly caused by harsh environmental and lifestyle factors. The skin requires hydrating to return it to its normal water level.

Ageing Skin

Characteristics

  • Skin looks dull
  • Skin can be flaky & age spots
  • Skin becomes dry
  • Lack a healthy glow
  • Can be any skin type

Concerns

  • Skin feels tight and taut
  • Fine lines, crows feet, wrinkles and sagging
 

AGEING may occur naturally with age or it can be prematurely caused by environmental conditions like Sun damage or ill health or just lack of proper skin care. Skin needs anti ageing skin care to slows down the ageing process.