Being clued up on skin types is important because the more you know, the more you can determine your own skin type. Knowing your skin type is important so you can get the right products for you. Dermatologists believe it’s better to have products aimed at people with particular type of skin than having “one-size-fits-all” products because different skin has different needs. Determining your type of skin and fitting the products to it is the first step to healthy, problem-free skin.
There are five basic types of skin: oily, combination, normal, dry and sensitive. These are mainly determined by their moisture composition but can also be determined by your skin’s ability to repair. You can also have a combination of different skin types on your body and you can have sensitive skin no matter what the oil content. You skin type changes throughout your life as your hormonal levels change: typically you have oily skin during adolescent years and your skin becomes drier throughout life.
Your type of skin is determined by the amount of water, amount of fatty lipids and the level of tolerance to foreign substances. If you have normal skin then you are very lucky to have skin that is balanced in moisture and isn’t sensitive to products. Still this doesn’t mean that you should neglect your skin: make sure you follow the same cleansing, toning and moisturising process that is recommended for everyone as this will help to fight bacteria and will ensure your skin stays supple and vibrant. We recommend Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm for normal skin. The phytic acid formula gently removes dead skins cells, revealing a glowing complexion.
Combination skin is awkward because it can be very oily in patches but dry in others. Yu will find oil on your t-zone which includes your forehead, nose, pores of the side of your nose and chin. Dry areas can include your cheeks, jaw and parts of your forehead. Combination skin can dry out easily in cold weather leading to flaking on the nose. Other characteristic problems include dilated pores in the t-zone, blackheads and shininess. Obagi Clenziderm MD Pore Therapy is clinically proven to unblock pores, kill acne causing bacteria and balance the moisture of the skin.
It will be obvious if you have dry skin as it will feel tight and often be flaky or irritated. When you are young, having dry skin isn’t a bad thing because people with dry complexions barely develop conditions such as acne; however, as you age you may find your skin is prone to developing wrinkles and sore patches. It is important to look after your dry skin as the problem can be exacerbated by factors such as cold climates, wind, sun exposure, HVAC systems, steamy showers or harsh soap products. For dry skin we recommend using Obagi hydrate after cleansing to restore a healthy moisture balance and to nourish the skin.
You can tell if you have oily skin if it is shiny, sticky and prone to problems such as acne and blackheads. First thing in the morning, take a tissue and blot it on your face: if there are dark patches of grease then you have naturally oily skin. People make the mistake of rigorously scrubbing oily skin in an attempt to remove bacteria, but this can cause the sebaceous glands to work even harder. Instead of further irritating the skin, ensure bacteria are killed and skin cleansed by using lustre pure light acne therapy. This system works by channelling blue light which kills the acne causing bacteria and it also fades redness without irritating the skin.
As its name suggests sensitive skin is an issue in itself. This type of skin can be either dry or oily, although it is normally characterised by feeling tight. Sensitive skin is prone to flaring up and doesn’t react well to a large variety of products. Sensitive skin can also itch very easily and is prone to burning so you must take extra care in the sun. To sooth sensitive skin, Skinstation recommend cleansing with Obagi Nu Derm gentle cleanser and using a good moisturiser to improve the elasticity. If your skin is prone to flaring up avoid exfoliating, avoid harsh soaps and detergents and stay away from the sun.
Skinstation stock a wide variety of products that help combat all types of skin problems. By using our products in a routine you can care for your skin and restore its balance, leaving you confident and radiant.
Wrinkles around the eyes are a problem that affects both men and women. This common skin problem can affect your confidence and damage your self-esteem. Aging happens to us all, but it doesn’t have to take over your life, as there are ways to prevent and reduce the appearance of under-eye wrinkles and crow’s feet. As experts in dermatology, we’re going to use our expert knowledge to share the best skincare products with you for tackling this issue.
If there is one range that targets under-eye wrinkles effectively, it is the Obagi skin care product range. With years of expertise in the dermatology industry, Obagi has developed three outstanding eye treatments that successfully reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles. So, let us introduce you to the Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment range:
ELASTIderm® Eye Complete Complex™Serum
This specialist eye serum improves both the strength and resilience of the skin around the eyes, therefore reducing under-eye wrinkles. This is a new formulation from Obagi, now with the added benefits of caffeine.
- The inclusion of caffeine aids the reduction of the common skin problem of under-eye puffiness.
- In order to stimulate the production of healthy skin cells, malonic acid is included within the formula.
- With bi-mineral complex, this proven formula helps to replenish the skin’s elasticity, support collagen and promote the appearance of smoother-looking skin.
- For easy application, this serum comes complete with innovative rollerball technology.
- The ELASTIderm® Eye Complete Complex™Serum produces excellent results by promoting youthful-looking skin.
ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream 15g
This cream was specially developed by the Obagi medical team. The ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream restores the elasticity around your eyes; therefore reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
- Using a revolutionary bi-mineral complex called Copper Zinc Malonate, this is the only skin treatment of its kind that works to improve the resilience of delicate skin.
- This cream is suitable for dry skin and normal skin.
- It is clinically proven to replenish elasticity and build collagen.
- Rich cream that feels luxurious and fresh against the skin; it is easy to apply and has been proven to reduce wrinkles in less than 2 weeks.
ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Gel 15g
This eye cream has been specially formulated for normal and oily skin. Thanks to its specialist ingredients, it works to restore dull skin and tired eyes by reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.
- ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Gel has been proven to work in a little as two weeks.
- Clinically proven to help rebuild collagen and enhance elasticity around the eyes.
- Features easy-to-apply cooling gel that results in younger and healthier skin.
- Like all of the products in the Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment range, it includes bi-mineral complex to produce smoother skin.
These Obagi products are reliable, trustworthy and are truly one-of-a-kind in the skin industry. So, if you’re struggling with the appearance of under-eye wrinkles and crow’s feet, try the Obagi skin care range. For more information or advice, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our knowledgeable team here at Skinstation.
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