Different Skin Types


Being a woman is a wondrous thing, as we can take time out to pamper ourselves, facing each day looking our and feeling our best. But, of course, it is on wedding days that we want to look and feel our most beautiful, inside and out!

Rather than spend money at a salon, here are some aromatherapy beauty products to treat your self to an afternoon of pampering. Set aside time to pamper, renew and recharge yourself on a regular basis, using fresh, natural ingredients.

Overview of Skin & Function
The largest protective organ that is a transfer point for releasing of toxins from our bodies, use only natural, gentle ingredients on our skin. As skin is porous, many substances that it comes into contact with are absorbed. And, if you want to know about someone’s inner health and well being, then just take a good look at their skin, the most honest mirror of all. Eating fatty foods or foods we are allergic can cause skin to breakout, while eating healthy, enjoying plenty of fresh water and exercise, tends to give a healthy glow indicative of how well we are looking after ourselves.

You can help maintain a youthful, glowing complexion by applying fresh, natural products, such as, essential oils, plant waters (also called “hydrosols”) and cold pressed unscented oils to the skin. Essential oils and hydrosols are fragrant liquids distilled from different plant parts e.g. flower petals, herb leaves and tree barks. They make up a fundamental component of any natural skin care regime. On the other hand, cold pressed unscented oils are extracted from various fruits, nuts and seeds e.g. olive oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil and jojoba oil. Used together, they soothe and nourish the skin, encouraging a healthy, radiant complexion.

Skin Types
There are five basic skin types. You will have to determine which is yours before deciding making your own aromatherapy beauty products.

Oily Skin
Overactive glands cause over secretion of sebum, a naturally healthy skin lubricant which is what causes our skin to be oily. Over production of sebum causes skin to develop a thick and heavy texture, characterised by pimples, blemishes and over shine. To reduce these symptoms, you will have to resort to frequent steam cleaning and exfoliation for relief.

Dry Skin
Skin dries out when it fails to produce enough sebum to maintain natural lubrication. Lack of skin oil is often hereditary, but can also be caused by over-exposure to the sun and other environmental elements. Age cause skin to dry out as decreased metabolism slows down dead skin cell replacement. Appearing coarse, tight, dull and flaky, with visible lines and wrinkles, dry skin can be helped with regular massages with essential and cold pressed oils to stimulate metabolism and alleviate dry skin conditions.

Normal Skin
Normal skin is the best of all as it produces a healthy amount of sebum, and is neither dry nor oily in feel.

Sensitive Skin
A variety of chemicals and environmental factors cause sensitive skin to react unfavorably, just like baby skin with skin just a few years old. Increased exposure to nature’s elements including harsh cosmetic ingredients toughens skin over time.

Combination Skin
This skin type has oily skin around the nose, forehead and chin, while the rest of the face is rather on the dry side. Different products with different ingredients have to be used to treat the areas differently.