by NativeRemedies on April 29th, 2011 at 7:00 am
Anytime someone asks my skin type I almost always freeze in my tracks. The truth is I am a couple different skin types depending on the time of year. During the summer I am known to have oily skin, and in the winter my skin is very dry. If you deal with the same issues I do, you may be wondering what these skin types mean and what you can do to ensure healthy skin all year round!
Normal Skin- Normal skin is exactly what everyone strives for, but few people have. If you have normal skin it means your skin is not too oily, not too dry and it is usually free from blemishes. Since normal skin is coated in a thin layer of lipids it naturally doesn’t need any special treatment and is very simple to maintain.
Signs of normal skin:
- Medium sized pores
- Moist, balanced, supple skin
- Few wrinkles
- Smooth to the touch
Dry Skin- In the winter my skin tends to be dry which causes itching and tightening which is painful at times. Harsh environments can strip away the natural fatty oils that keep the skin looking and feeling soft and supple, leaving the skin unprotected. As maddening as dry skin can be, it can also be very embarrassing due to the red, blotchy and flakiness that occurs even when moisturizer is used.
Luckily, dry skin can be helped from the inside out. By incorporating more omega fatty acids into your diet skin becomes healthy and dry patched decrease. You can find these fatty acids in specific types of fish and fish oil pills.
Signs of dry skin:
- Tight and painful skin
- Dull, red or blotchy patches
- Rough dehydrated skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Oily Skin- One of the major complaints from people with oily skin is the constant washing of their face to get rid of shiny patches that commonly appear on the forehead, chin and the bridge of the nose. Also acne, which is caused by over-productive sebaceous glands, is more common in those with oily skin. Furthermore, during the summer months when the weather is hot skin is more prone to breakouts and blemishes due to increased perspiration, especially around the hairline.
The one good thing about oily skin is it naturally looks young with aging. Controlling oily skin can be done with a proper cleansing. Homeopathic ingredients such as Causticum hahnemanni (30C) and Carbo vegetabilis (30C) can help blemishes and absorb toxins in the body.
Signs of oily skin:
- Oily, shiny patches
- Thick, greasy, dull skin
- Enlarged pores
- Whiteheads, blackheads and acne
MediAc™ Homeopathic remedy reduces acne including blackheads and whiteheads on the face and body.