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Your Skin Types & Top 10 Lifestyle Do's For Great Skin

Postby Guest » Thu, 20 Jan 2005 10:24 pm

What’s Your Skin Type?

Your skin care needs are as unique as you. What you eat, how you feel and what you do can affect your skin. In short, your skin reflects your lifestyle.

The best way to find out your skin type is to look at it, feel it and identify its needs.


Normal • Normal levels of sebum
• Radiant smooth complexion
• Barely visible pores
• No imperfections

Combination • Skin oilier on T-zone (i.e. on forehead, nose, and chin)
• Normal to dry cheeks and areas around eyes
• Large, visible pores
• Prone to blackheads, occasional blemishes

Oily • Skin shiny or slightly waxy
• May leave oil residue on fingertips when touched
• Coarse, often clogged pores
• Prone to pimples, blemishes

Dry • Skin dull or flaky
• Feels tight, rough or cracked
• Almost invisible pores
• Wrinkles and lines more apparent

Top 10 Lifestyle Do's For Great Skin

Skin Renewal Is More Than Skin Care

The adage "Beauty comes from within" holds more than a grain of truth. Equally, if not more vital than skin care is the need to feed and nourish your skin from within. This is because all basic beauty begins with the glow of good health.

1 Eat a wide variety of food for balanced nutrition
Balanced nutrition provides a wide range of vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids needed for healthy skin.

2 Include lots of colourful fruits and vegetables in your diet
A great source of fibres, antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E which slows aging.

3 Eat as organic and fresh as possible
Decreases the number of chemicals ingested which may harm your body and skin.

4 Reduce your salt, fat and sugar intake
Too much of these will impede cell repair and cause water retention.

5 Drink plenty of water
Water helps in the elimination of waste and toxins from the body.

6 Limit intake of alcohol and caffeinated beverages like tea, coffee
Alcohol and caffeine dehydrate the skin causing premature facial wrinkles.

7 Avoid smoking
Smoking accelerates premature facial wrinkles.

8 Exercise regularly
Exercise aids blood flow which is beneficial to your skin.

9 Get serious about stress reduction
Negative stress causes frequent skin outbreaks. Relax.

10 Get adequate sleep
Nature’s repair workshop, sleep allows for accelerated repair and regeneration of cells.

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