Skin SOS: Dry/dehydrated/dull, Oily, Combination, Sensitive, Acne, & Ageing.

June 25, 2014

''Love the Skin Your in''

  • Our Skin needs to be well looked after, It is on show 24/7 & it needs TLC.
  • Did you know the Skin is the largest organ in our body? imagine being without it........
  • The skin contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels
  • Your skin Sheds over 50,000 Dead skin cells every minute. Ew..
  • Your diet & drinking water is very important for glowing healthy skin. (you are what you put in your body)
  • When you have a crazy big ugly spot and you want to pop it - its better not to. This spot has come from way down in lower layers of your skin and could cause serious inflammation and even scarring if you pop it. Let it run its course! Apply tea tree to the area and use face masks.
  • Do not bye into the 'Hype' - Anti Wrinkle creams serums and gels don't get rid of wrinkles, they simply hydrate & plump the skin making it temporarily look better.
  • Apricot scrubs are not the best scrub to use - Apricot granules tend to have rough edges. This can rip or stretch the pores. ( scrubs will be further explained in a new post)
  •  Sleeping with make up on is a NoNoNo...
  • Keep make up wipes for Emergency ONLY! These dehydrate your skin.
  • Everyone needs to be using a cleanser, Moisturiser, Eye cream and SPF. and doing this x2 a day for maximum benefits.

I love this picture. People always get put off when they see it. But let me explain this in a simple way: Your Skin has 3 main layers. The bottom layer we see in this diagram is the Fatty Layer and this is the most active layer in the skin- where everything is produced. Cells are produced every 28 days down here and the cells move up to the top layer where they are eventually shed off.
The Dermis is the layer which the blood and nerve cells and the hair follicles are located. Collagen (gives the skin its youth and plumpness) and Elastin (gives skin its elasticity) are both made in the dermis. These 2 are important tissues in the skin especially during the ageing process. 
The Epidermis is the outer layer of the skin and it protects the skin and blocks out anything getting into the skin that can cause infection.

Dry, Dehydrated, Oily, Sensitive, Combination, Acne, Ageing................

Dry/dull/dehydrated Skin-  your skin looks flaky and make up doesn't sit well on your face. You need to exfoliate and use a face mask twice a week. If you are already doing this then perhaps you need to change your product. 
Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells and helps other products such as cleansers and moisturisers work into the skin. Improving the appearance of your skin. A Cream Face mask will help alot to soak up the skin and leave it feeling soft. Oils can be good to apply under your moisturiser at night for deeper hydration.

 Oily Skin- Over production of oil in the sweat glands. You need to be careful with the products you use when treating oily skin. You want to dry up the oil been produced- not the whole skin. Alot of people with this skin type avoid using a moisturiser as they think it makes the condition worse. But your skin still needs moisture for protection and hydration. Need to use an Oil Free Moisturiser. (Will Explain in a new post the best products)  Exfoliation and Facemasks again are very important. Exfoliation will remove the dead cells- and a clay Face mask will soak up the oil.

Sensitive Skin/or Rosacea - Whether your skin is just red all the time or if it is just sensitive to products- You need to be careful with cleaning it. Sensitive skin is more likely to get Broken Capillaries as some products are too harsh on the skin, or the skin hasnt been protected enough from everyday factors such as car fumes, smoke, uv etc. This can be avoided by using correct non perfume and pharmaceutical products to correct and protect the skin.

Combination skin is just a combo of different skin types. t zone may be oily, cheeks dry and chest sensitive. You must just make sure your treating these areas differently. Your not using your oil free moisturiser on the cheeks because their dry and need the oil.

Acne- Can develop at any age and it is an over production in the oil glands and defiantly is hormonal. There are a lot of products out there for acne, treatments and prescriptions. But be careful. This can be a very hard thing to deal with appearance wise but prescription medication for acne can be very harsh to your insides. See a dermatologist,  get allergy tested(some acne cases has been linked with an allergy to milk).

Ageing- Ah.. our favourite! Everyone is going to age and get wrinkles...... But we can slow down the ageing process. How our Skin ages is different on everybody. Stress, Diet, Lifestyle and climate all play an important role. Skin begins and builds with our collagen and Elastin fibres and our skin ages with them deteriorating and breaking down. So these two bad boys are who we need to protect and keep strong! How do we keep them strong?
  • Vitamin C- take a supplement or eat a diet high in vit C. A diet low in this weakens our collagen and elastin fibres.
  • Exfolaite- this removes dead skin from our face and stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin fibres- making our skin look more youthful.
  • Wear an SPF- UV rays break down our cells which will leave us with damaged looking skin. (SPF's to be further explained in a separate post)
  • Good skincare routine- You never leave the house without brushing your teeth right? Well get into a good habit of cleansing, moisturising, applying eyecare and SPF daily. For ageing skin your night care routine should become more demanding- Use a separate night cream and apply a serum or an oil underneath it- you will get double penetration and tighter and firmer skin. (Serums & oils to be further explained in new post)

I hope you learned something new and you are going to try a little harder to look after your skin :)

Katie xxx

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Best Skincare Advise

1.Never Sleep in your Makeup 2.Cleanse & Moisturise everyday twice a day 3. Exfoliate x2 week, Apply a mask 1-2 week 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Eat fresh fruit & Veg 6.Avoid Using Makeup Wipes 7. Beauty sleep is a thing- our skin regenerates as we sleep. 8.Never apply body products to the face 9.Always wear SPF no matter what the weather. 10. Clean makeup brushes every few days and change pillow cases regularly.