Let's Talk Skin!!

LET'S TALK SKIN

Our skin is the largest organ of our body and we should protect it at all cost. There are 5 skin types: Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive. There are a lot of things that could affect your skin. Including environment, diet, stress, and hormones.Β 

Personally, I have all of the above at some point through out the year. Stress being my number one contributor in the Fall and Winter, that causes me to suffer from extreme dryness. In the Spring and Summer, I feel that I am a little more balanced with stress, my skin is combination and skin sensitivity. In one season I can use a product perfect and the next Im having breakouts. This has fueled my mission in creating products that work and are free of harsh ingredients.Β 

Let's talk about the 5 skin types and how to determine what type you have:

Normal

When you have normal skin, your skin is balanced. Being balanced means that the skin is not too dry or too oily. Your skin is less to be prone to breakouts, flakiness, dryness or feeling greasy or tight.

Dry

This skin type will normally produce less natural oils. Your skin will mostly likely appear dull and look rough, flaky or scaly. It may also feel tight and appear dehydrated.

Oily

Oily skin is having excessive oil on the face that produces and looks shiny and/or greasy. Also you may experience often breakouts and visible and enlarged looking pores.

Combination

If you have combination skin that means that you have an oily T-zone. The T-zone includes the forehead, chin and nose. You may also have normal to dry cheeks and sometimes blackheads. In addition, you could also have large pores.

Sensitive

This skin type is fragile and most of the time followed with redness or itchy. Your skin is easily irritated and have breakouts often.

Lets talk about a few skin triggers:

Diet

Did you know that your diet can affect your skin? An unhealthy diet high in sugar and processed foods can lead to skin irritations including inflammation, acne breakouts, and premature aging. Choosing to have a diet that includes fruits and vegetables, that contain vitamins and antioxidants, could have a positive effect on the skin. Β Β 

Environment

Environment is one of the things that we can't necessarily control. The pollution, second-hand smoke, UV rays and harsh weather. These factors may create damage to the skin by breaking down the collagen. Dust can clog pores and that increases the chance of bacteria forming on the face. Chemical pollutants could break down the skin's natural oils.

Stress

Your skin will show signs of stress. Stress can exacerbate a lot of skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and possible hair loss. Try to avoid stress at all cost.

Hormones

A hormone imbalance can cause skin dryness, acne, fine lines, wrinkles and rosacea. This is a result of changes in certain hormones. This is something that you would need to consult with your doctor and be diagnosed.

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