Saturday, 16 June 2012

Your skin care regime ? Understanding your skin

After studying at college for the last two year's in holistic and complementary therapies you learn alot not just how to massage but everything so I thought I would do a: understanding you skin blog post I'll be doing a daily skin type starting first off with balanced: so here it goes
Skin type
Balanced skin: this skin type's texture will be neither one or the other eg fine or coarse, it's colour will be even and give a healthy glow, characteristics for this skin type an even distribution of secretions (sebum) it will neither be dry or oily. No blemishes, good skin elasticity and firm to the touch, cause of this skin type I'd balanced secretions and a healthy skin metabolism.
Products good for this skin type:
Cleansers:
Cleansing water: this is a liquid cleanser, it's to be applied to the skin using a cotton pad, this is suited for all skin types
Cleansing lotion: this is normally a textured creme, you apply this to the skin and gently massage in upward motions to dislodge grime and debris this is suited for all skin types and normal.
Eye make up remover:
Milk, lotion, creme, theses are forms of eye make up removers what you use on your skin to cleanse it should be the same basis as what you will use on your eyes eg lotion for face, lotion for eyes.
Exfoliants:
Peeling creme exfoliant: this works as not only an exfoliant but as a mask, it should have clay based ingredients to draw out any impurities on the skin, this product should be applied in a thin layer avoiding the sensitive areas on the face, and gently washed off with your finger tips, this product will have small grains that act as the exfoliant
Toners:
Toner & tonic: toners are normally made out of ingredients that are astringents and freshener. Aim for a toner containing citric acid, lactic acid witch Hazel, orange blossom and soothing agents such as chamomile. This is suited for normal skin
Moisturisers: moisturisers come in different forms but don't only depend on your skin type but also age range wither young under 25 skin or mature over 25 skin. To be glassed as young skin you have to be under 25 to be mature you have to be over 25. The sane principles apply as they did with cleansers, and eye make up removers but
Milk: it's a runny and light low oil content and is normally the texture of single creme this is suited for very young skin and oily
Lotions: this has the texture of pouring creme, light and easy to apply to the skin it's either oil based or water based. This is suited for young, problem or blemished skin and combination.
Cremes: this is a thicker consistence. Will need to be warmed in the fingers it will have a higher oil content. This is suited for dry and mature skin.
Night cremes: this product is very rich, and deeply nourishing the texture of clotted creme. This is suited for dry and mature skin.
Remember the neck, a rich creme should do the trick, look for a rich textured creme with firming agents.
And that's it for normal.
Tomorrow is Dry skin.

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