Due to continuous exposure to pollution, dust particles and harmful sun rays, our skin develops wrinkles, dark spots, black heads, acnes and pigmentation. Dry skin is characterized by small pores and feels dry to the touch. Dry skin chaps and burns easily. It may have flaky areas, particularly around the nose. Dry skin lacks either sebum (oil), moisture or both. Moisture deficiency is evidenced by fine lines and wrinkles. The skin appears thin and may show small capillaries near the surface. Skin lacking sufficient oil is stiff and develops cracks.
Oily skin is the product of excessive sebum production by the sebaceous glands. It feels oily to the touch and a “shine” appears, particularly on the T-Zone (nose, chin and forehead). Oily skin is usually rougher in appearance, with large pores susceptible to blackheads and acne.
Sensitive skin tends to be delicate with small pores. This skin type is prone to having broken capillaries, rashes, and allergic sensitivities. Can appear on skin not normally exposed to the sun. Be happy if you have oily skin. And the oils will help you as you age.
Oily skin people should drink lots of water to flush out the toxins and oil from the skin. Make sure the face wash and body wash do not contain oil base since they would clog the pores and worsen the condition. It is important to note here that our body is well supplied with the essential oils and hence adding more oils to the body would only deteriorate the skin.
Mature skin may benefit best from moisturizer products containing alpha-hydroxy acid, a wrinkle fighter also present in milk and fruit. Special lines of anti-aging products may also contain selenium and Tropoelastin, a precursor to human elastin that prevents the onset and appearance of wrinkles.