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An Overview: Tips for Healthy Skin

These days’ people are becoming more and more health conscious as well conscious about their outer look. Skin care is part of healthy lifestyle. Ever wondered why skin care is so important. Skin covers outer body, hence making it most vulnerable to dust, pollution, seasonal changes, etc. Mental stress, physical stress all directly affects the skin, and the results are visible.

Taking care of skin can be done in two ways. The first way of taking care is by external methods. The second way is by consuming right type of food. Healthy skin needs healthy diet. There are foods some foods which are great for the skin. But skin care by external methods depends on the skin type. There are three basic skin types oily, dry and combination.

There are four most common skin types- oily skin, dry skin, combination skin and sensitive skin.

Oily Skin: Your genes and hormones play the key role in whether or not you have oily skin. Diet probably has little, if anything, to do with whether or not you have oily skin. Oily skin is usually shiny in appearance due to oil present in skin layer. Therefore it attracts more dust, which tends to stick to the skin. The most important thing you can do for oily skin is to keep your skin clean using warm water and soap, or a soap-less cleanser. Clean your face with astringent pads if frequent face washing causes irritation. Use only water-based or oil-free cosmetics if you have oily skin.

Dry Skin: Dry skin is most common in your lower legs, arms, flanks (sides of the abdomen), and thighs. It happens more often in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity. Forced-air furnaces make skin even drier. Dust does not tend to settle on dry skin as it is not oily. So people with dry skin are not prone to problems like clogging of pores and acne. As the oil contain in the skin layer is less, moisturizing is required.

Combination Skin: Combination skin is a term used to describe facial skin that shows symptoms of both dry skin and oily skin. It is the most common skin type. If there is an oily area around the forehead, nose, and chin, it is often referred to as the T-zone. The best way to treat combination skin is to predominant skin type first. If the majority of the area is oily then treat that first of all or if the majority of the area is dry then you should treat that first. Combination skin is therefore treated differently than dry or oily skin would be alone. Since combination skin has qualities from both dry and oily skin each area of the face should also be cared for differently. As experts say if your combination skin is predominantly dry than treat your skin as a dry skin. In case it’s predominantly oily then you should treat it like a oily skin.

Sensitive Skin: Many people are affected by the redness, dry skin, acne, sunburn, hives and other bumps and blemishes caused by sensitive skin. The cause of sensitive skin may vary from one to another. Since sensitive skin is usually very fragile and delicate, it requires special treatment. Nevertheless, with the right skin care regimen and the products you use, many sensitive skin problems can be managed. You have a sensitive skin then try to determine if any product or food cause irritation to your skin. Stay away from those irritants. Avoid using toners as they contain alcohol which can dry and irritate your skin. Also, dryness can increase your skin’s sensitivity, so it is a good idea to choose water-based and unscented moisturizer. Moisturizing your skin will provide a barrier against irritants that can heighten skin sensitivity. Sensitive skin is prone to sunburn. So apply sunscreen every time you leave the house.
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An Overview: Tips for Healthy Skin

Posted by Sourav RC
These days’ people are becoming more and more health conscious as well conscious about their outer look. Skin care is part of healthy lifestyle. Ever wondered why skin care is so important. Skin covers outer body, hence making it most vulnerable to dust, pollution, seasonal changes, etc. Mental stress, physical stress all directly affects the skin, and the results are visible.

Taking care of skin can be done in two ways. The first way of taking care is by external methods. The second way is by consuming right type of food. Healthy skin needs healthy diet. There are foods some foods which are great for the skin. But skin care by external methods depends on the skin type. There are three basic skin types oily, dry and combination.

There are four most common skin types- oily skin, dry skin, combination skin and sensitive skin.

Oily Skin: Your genes and hormones play the key role in whether or not you have oily skin. Diet probably has little, if anything, to do with whether or not you have oily skin. Oily skin is usually shiny in appearance due to oil present in skin layer. Therefore it attracts more dust, which tends to stick to the skin. The most important thing you can do for oily skin is to keep your skin clean using warm water and soap, or a soap-less cleanser. Clean your face with astringent pads if frequent face washing causes irritation. Use only water-based or oil-free cosmetics if you have oily skin.

Dry Skin: Dry skin is most common in your lower legs, arms, flanks (sides of the abdomen), and thighs. It happens more often in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity. Forced-air furnaces make skin even drier. Dust does not tend to settle on dry skin as it is not oily. So people with dry skin are not prone to problems like clogging of pores and acne. As the oil contain in the skin layer is less, moisturizing is required.

Combination Skin: Combination skin is a term used to describe facial skin that shows symptoms of both dry skin and oily skin. It is the most common skin type. If there is an oily area around the forehead, nose, and chin, it is often referred to as the T-zone. The best way to treat combination skin is to predominant skin type first. If the majority of the area is oily then treat that first of all or if the majority of the area is dry then you should treat that first. Combination skin is therefore treated differently than dry or oily skin would be alone. Since combination skin has qualities from both dry and oily skin each area of the face should also be cared for differently. As experts say if your combination skin is predominantly dry than treat your skin as a dry skin. In case it’s predominantly oily then you should treat it like a oily skin.

Sensitive Skin: Many people are affected by the redness, dry skin, acne, sunburn, hives and other bumps and blemishes caused by sensitive skin. The cause of sensitive skin may vary from one to another. Since sensitive skin is usually very fragile and delicate, it requires special treatment. Nevertheless, with the right skin care regimen and the products you use, many sensitive skin problems can be managed. You have a sensitive skin then try to determine if any product or food cause irritation to your skin. Stay away from those irritants. Avoid using toners as they contain alcohol which can dry and irritate your skin. Also, dryness can increase your skin’s sensitivity, so it is a good idea to choose water-based and unscented moisturizer. Moisturizing your skin will provide a barrier against irritants that can heighten skin sensitivity. Sensitive skin is prone to sunburn. So apply sunscreen every time you leave the house.
Read More on Skincare: Skincare Tips: Go Natural

1 comments on "An Overview: Tips for Healthy Skin"

Rohit on February 28, 2011 at 5:44 AM said...

Thanks....I learnt a little

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