Skin SOS

What type of skin do you have? How can
you tell? The usual types are: dry, oily, sensitive and combination skin. Each
skin type requires a different routine in addition to what you use too. Here is
how you find out what type of skin you have:

Oily skin- if your skin has a shine to it in addition to looking dull and
prone to spots. .

Dry skin- if your skin feels tight inevitably feeling like you have to
moisturise it all the time.

Sensitive skin- if you often come out in a rash when trying
new creams or even wearing a scarf or woolly jumpers. 

Combination skin- if your ‘T-zone’ is shiny just like the
description for oily skin yet everywhere else is fine- you most probably have combination skin.

Hot water is good for oily skin and warm/lukewarm are good for other
skin types. Do not touch your face with dirty hands! Especially if you have
spots/scabs as this can make small spots worse. It is also important to keep
your hair clean… more importantly if you have a fringe. Avoid using conditioner in
your fringe if you have oily skin- just use on the ends and on the
back of your hair.You can also control the behaviour of your skin through the vitamins you eat!
I have provided a few examples:

Vitamin A- This vitamin can be found in fruit and vegetables. Vitamin A is
essential for rehabilitation and repair to the skin as without it, can make the
skin appear flaky and dry.

Vitamin B– This vitamin can be found in eggs, oats and bananas. Vitamin B forms
the ‘bases for the skin in addition to the hair and nails.

Vitamin C– This vitamin can be found in ‘citrus’ things such as oranges, limes,
lemons, cranberries and leafy greens. Vitamin C protects your skin from the
sun, cancer and pollution.

Vitamin E– This vitamin can be seen in nuts, seeds and vegetable oils. Vitamin E
also helps protection again sun exposure.

Vitamin K– This vitamin can be found in meats such as pork and liver. This also
can be found in dairy products and leafy green vegetables like spinach. Vitamin
K is great for those who have dark circles around their eyes and for bruising

It is always important to drink water as this can help flush through
dirt and bacteria. It is recommended to drink between 8-10 glasses of water
daily as water contains valuable minerals and nutrients. Drinking water before
bedtime is one of the best ways to help your body store those nutrients in
addition to keeping the body well hydrated. Eating fruit and vegetables will
not keep your skin safe against the sun- even if you have darker skin! Always
use SPF (30-40 recommended) and apply evenly to your skin.

Look out for my next post on skin care! Enjoy your weekend.