Skin Concerns

Skin Concerns

A skin type is genetically determined by the over or under activity of the sebaceous glands. Skin type is determined by over active or under active oil secretion.  Skin conditions are a result of external and internal factors.

Free radicals and antioxidants

Free radicals and Antioxidants

Free radicals and the Science
Free radicals (also called reactive oxygen species as they usually contain oxygen) are molecules with unpaired electrons. They rob other cells of electrons causing damage.
These free radicals can cause damage at cellular level and are implicated in the development and onset of skin conditions, especially pre-mature ageing.

Guide to determining your skin type.

How to determine your skin type
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, as complex and intelligent as your heart, lungs, liver and other vital organs. Using cleansers and treatments that are too harsh, even if they are recommended for excessive oiliness, may send the signal to your skin that more oil is needed. In the same way applying moisturisers that are too thick or heavy can result in decreased natural oil production, leaving your skin even drier!
Taking the time to learn your skin’s specific needs will help you to choose the right options that will balance your skin. First, we need to discern between what is your natural skin type and what is your skin’s condition due to external factors.
Your skin type is genetically determined by the over or under activity of the sebaceous glands. Your sebaceous glands are the small glands in your skin that is in charge of your oil production. If your sebaceous glands are overzealous you are stuck with oily skin. If they are a less productive you end up with dry skin. If they are unbalanced, meaning working harder in some areas than in other you have what is called Combination skin. If your skin is the perfect example of what skin should be and you have no problems whatsoever with your skin you have Balanced skin, since this nearly never happens, Balanced skin is usually combined with Combination skin.
Posted: 23 September 2020

Face Masks and Skin Conditions

Face masks and skin conditions

From “maskne” to rosacea, masks has proven problematic for our skin, but there are steps you can take to prevent or treat it.

Posted: 29 July 2020 By:

Preventative and Combative Ageing

Preventative and Combative Ageing
The one thing we all have in common is that we are all getting older. Ageing is inevitable, but if one can delay it both on the inside and on the outside, then for many its an option worth serious consideration.
Skin aging is a complex biological process influenced by a combination of intrinsic, also referred to as chronologic ageing and extrinsic factors also known as photoaging.
Posted: 30 April 2020 By:

Hyperpigmentation

All skins contain pigment (colour); some just have a little more than others. But all of us want to have the same, even tone amount of colour in our face. Nobody likes dark spots, splotches or patches of skin, which is why science has long searched for the answers to what is one of the most difficult skin conditions to treat: hyperpigmentation.
The pigment that gives our skin its colour is called melanin. In response to illness, injury or exposure to too much sunlight, the skin produces melanin in an attempt to protect the skin. Too much or uneven production of melanin and we get hyperpigmentation.
Posted: 25 November 2019 By:

Cell Renewal

Cell Renewal

Cell turnover or Cell Renewal Factor is the process by which our skin produces new skin cells which travel from the lowest layer of the epidermis to the top layer and then shed off the skin. This is what keeps dead cells from building up on the skins surface.

Posted: 10 October 2019 By:

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