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Skin Types FAQ's


    Skin type is base on how much oil is produce in the follicles from the sebaceous glands and the amount of lipids found between the cells. How large the pores are in the T-Zone and throughout the face determine the skin type.

    Skin is both a barrier surrounding & protecting your body from innumerous external assaults and at the same time, it is the means of your constant contacts with the environment. One of its main jobs is to regulate temperature. Another is to prevent the loss of body fluids, as it forms an almost waterproof barrier. Simultaneously, it also functions as an active organ of excretion, helping to rid the body of wastes in the form of sweat.

    Skin is the most active link with your surroundings. Quite apart from its role in your personal appearance, the skin is vital in conveying the sense of touch and forms the principal organ of sexual attraction & communication. It is of utmost important to know about the 'look' and 'Feel' of your skin to know what type of skin you have. Skin types fall into five major categories normal, oily, dry, combination and sensitive.

Normal Skin:

    This skin type is neither oily for nor dry. It has a soft, velvety texture. Color glows under its translucent surface. Beautiful as it is, it needs care, it is to last. People with normal skins start showing signs of age and wrinkling sooner than others, if they tend to neglect their skins. Daily cleansing, toning & nourishing are adequate care for normal skin.

Oily Skin:

    In this kind of skin, pore sizes are large in most of the face and the sebaceous (oil-producing) glands are over active. They produce more oil than is needed, which oozed up, giving the skin a greasy shine. The pores are enlarged and the skin has a coarse look. It is also prone to black heads, pimples and acne. Oily skin needs special cleansing to keep the pores unclogged. The flow of sebum (oil) increases during adolescence and starts decreasing with age. At other times of life, like pregnancy and menopause. Hormonal imbalances can also upset the oil balance and increase sebaceous gland activity.. Needs more cleansing and more exfoliation than other skin. It is prone to blemishes because pores get clogged with oil and death skin cell build up which can makes the skin appear thicker. Over cleansing by stripping the skin can irritate the skin and make the skin produce more oil to compensate for the dryness on the surface.

Dry Skin:

    The skin lacks both sebum and moisture. The follicles are usually small and the sebum is minimal. It looks fine textured, transparent, patchy and fragile. There may be tiny expression lines and there may even be creepiness. It flakes and chaps easily. There are many factors, which affect dry skins and make them, even drier. For instance, washing with soap and water not only removes grime but also the natural oils that protect the skin. Exposure to the sun, air conditioners and heaters also take their toll.

Combination Skin:

    This type of skin has a greasy area, while the rest is dry or normal. The forehead, nose and chin, i.e. the T-zone, may be greasy & the rest dry. Combination skins are very common and are one of the most frequently misunderstood and mistreated skins. This type of skin requires separate treatment for each area. However, both the dry and greasy areas need moisturizing. Our scientifically herbal products not only enhance beautiful skin but tackle problems such as premature aging, skin disorder and acne.

Sensitive Skin:

    Sensitive skin is increasingly common. We are constantly bombarded by environmental stimuli, stress, sun exposure, and other unhealthy elements. Sensitive skin is a condition, but is also genetically predisposed. This skin type is characterized by redness and is easily irritated by products and exposure to heat or sun. Facials to sooth and nourish will help to calm the skin.

Age and your skin

    Skin changes with age. As we grow older, several changes become apparent on the skin.

 - There is a patchy increase in the amount of pigment in the skin; so eventually the skin appears blotchy.

 - Dead cells collect on the skin, this result in dryness and roughness of the skin.

 - The natural oil production is reduced adding to the dryness of the skin.

 - The connective tissue beneath the skin loses its natural elasticity, because the elastic fibers break down.


    All these changes combined with the effects of the different environmental factors like the sun, winds & chemical produce wrinkling of the skin. Smoking has often been mentioned as a reason for the early development of wrinkles. This is probably because smokers tend to screw up their eyes against smoke the wrinkles then develop along these lines.

    It is possible to slow down the process by take care of skin by cleansing, nourishing and protecting the skin every day.


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