Saturday, October 09, 2010

Your Naked Face

By:Sarah B Awuah
As the winter steadily approaches harsh weathers force us to bundle up into our winter gear with cute hats and mitts and fashionable winter jackets. But it’s time to be bundle up with moisturizer and lots of it! As the seasons change skin can change too. Winter weather leaves the skin dry and dull no matter what skin type you are. Luckily you came across this article, where we will discuss the four different skin types and tips on how to fight away dull, boring skin.

Normal skin

Normal skin has an even tone that is soft and smooth. This type of skin is non-greasy nor dry, there are no visible pores or blemishes. Skin care for normal skin during winter requires daily cleaning with a mild cleanser twice a day along with moisturizing. I recommend Vitamin E Cream Cleanser from the Body Shop, the cleanser contains vitamin E of course, to soften, and keep skin smooth. Wheat germ oil that nourishes and conditions the skin and Community Trade soy oil and Community Trade Shea butter to refine, soften and prevent the skin from dryness. Moisturize with the Vitamin E Moisture Day Cream and Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream also found at the Body Shop. These moisturizers contain lanolin and sorbitol both ingredients help to retain and protect the skin’s moisture.

Dry Skin

Dry skin has a parched looked caused by inability to retain moisture. The skin looks dry and dull especially around the eyes and cheeks. This particular skin type is prone to flake, chap and feel tight. It is important to use a cleanser that contains glycerin or petrolatum because these ingredients have moisture locking abilities without leaving skin oily. Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing line is excellent for individuals suffering dry skin. The Ultra Calming Foam Cleanser is a light foam cleanser specializing in soothing and softening the appearance of dry sensitive skin without ripping skin’s natural moisture. The Daily Moisturizing Lotion is also great for dry skin this formula contains natural ingredients including oatmeal and moisture-rich emollients to sooth and smooth dry skin.

Oily Skin

If you have oily skin then your skin tends to have a greasy feel, the skin is shiny and thick. Oily skin is prone to blackheads, blemishes, coarse pores and pimples. Although the skin is already greasy it is important to keep the skin clean and moisturized to keep pimples, blackheads and blemishes far at bay. Avoid skin care products leaving your skin feeling tight and dehydrated instead choose a shine-free formula. Use cleanser with no artificial additives such as Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser, also from the Body Shop. This unique cleanser includes lemon tea tree and Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya containing anti-bacterial traits to prevent blemishes from forming. Pair this formulated cleanser with the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion and say good-bye to blemishes.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin tends to be easily irritated. The skin may diffuse redness and or drying. Sensitive skin may be the hardest skin type to tame because with this skin type you must find a product made for their particular skin which differs from genetics because the skin is so easily irritated. I must say Aloe Gentle Foaming Facial Wash only at the Body Shop. This gentle and soothing cleanser works wonders for those with sensitive skin leaving the skin feeling hydrated, smooth and soft. Pair this facial cleanser with the Aloe Soothing Day Cream for morning and Aloe Soothing Night Cream for bedtime and say go away irritation!

After reading this informative article, tackle the harsh winter weather with the right products for your skin type, because even your naked face needs to bundle up.

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