Posts tagged “ageing”

Exfoliate for brighter skin

Exfoliate for a brighter skin Exfoliation is important for the health of your skin, whether you have break-out prone skin which has blocked pores and spots, ageing skin, dry or dehydrated skin, or sensitive and pigmented skin. Regular exfoliation will help with all these skin conditions leaving your skin smoother, rejuvenated and brighter. Choosing the right one can be confusing so I will make this easier for you. There are 3 key types of exfoliating products,

  1. Physical – This type of exfoliator includes exfoliating grit in it that removes the loose skin cells from the top layer of the skin. These may contain ingredeints such as Rice Extract or Corn Cob Meal. Good for normal skin and teenage acne prone skin with blackheads and spots.
  2. Chemical – This type of exfoliator works at a deeper level, breaking down the cellular glue around the skin cells, the products may contain Lactic Acid and
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What can I do about my dry, dehydrated skin?

Dry, dehydrated skin can be temporary, or a lifelong concern Dry skin can be genetically determined, or can be a products of an increasingly stressful lifestyle coupled with continual exposure to the sun, wind and chemicals in the environment. It can also be caused by inappropriate products on the skin. dry, or dehydrated? Dry skin, or allipoid skin, generally refers to skin that is lacking in oil. Dehydrated skin is characterised by lack of moisture in the Stratum Corneum. Oily skin can experience dehydration. As mentioned, dehydration is a lack of water, not oil. This means sebaceous oil activity can still be normal or even overactive in dehydrated skin. Both dry and dehydrated skin can experience:

  • irritation, inflammation and itchiness
  • a feeling of tightness or tautness
  • a look of feel of roughness
  • slight to severe flaking and scaling
  • fine lines, cracks that can sometimes bleed and severe rednes
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