How to take care of your skin now that you know your skin type?

 

1- Dry skin:

  • avoid hard water
  • gently cleanse without desiccant soap
  • protect from dehydration thanks to saturated fatty acids*, omega -9 like shea butter, macadamia oil, avocado oil, argan oil, wheat germ oil
  • protect from free radicals* such as the sun, tobacco, pollution and stress

 

2- Oily skin:

  • clean gently, no alcohol, no harsh soaps
  • weekly clay mask to detoxify
  • apply quality Aloe vera gel every night because it is mild moisturizing and exfoliating
  • regulate sebum with jojoba oil because it has a composition close to that of sebum
  • hazelnut oil can be used
  • apply some antiseptic molecules such as Nigella oil or Tea tree essential oil
  • tighten pores with jojoba oil
  • protect from dehydration and free radicals (sun, pollution, tobacco, stress)

 

3- Mixed skin:

  • clean gently, no alcohol, no harsh soaps
  • weekly clay mask to detoxify
  • apply quality Aloe vera gel every night because it is mild moisturizing and exfoliating
  • tighten pores with grape seed oil, Geranium rosat essential oil (astringent molecules), argan oil, jojoba oil
  • protect from dehydration with saturated fatty acid or omega-9 as shea butter, macadamia oil, argan oil, avocado oil
  • protect from free radicals (sun, tobacco, pollution and stress)

most common case 70% of women

 

4- Normal skin:

  • gently cleanse
  • keep an acid ph with German chamomile hydrosol (pH 6), Damask rose hydrosol* (pH 5,5)
  • clay mask twice a month to detoxify
  • protect from dehydration omega 3, 6 and 9
  • protection against free radicals (sun, tobacco, pollution, stress)

 

5- Sensitive and  reactive skin:

  • gently cleanse, no alkaline soaps or hard water
  • no alcohol
  • avoid essential oils and conventional cosmetics
  • put the skin on diet (1 to 2 months)
  • apply anti inflammatory molecule as hemp oil
  • keep a pH close to 5,5/ 6.5 with German chamomile hydrosol (pH 6)
  • protect from dehydration with saturated fatty acid or omega-9 as shea butter, macadamia oil, argan oil, avocado oil
  • protect from free radicals (sun, tobacco, pollution, stress)

 

6- Dehydrated skin:

  • to drink a lot of water
  • gently cleanse no alkaline soap
  • protect from dehydration with saturated fatty acid or omega-9 as shea butter, macadamia oil, argan oil, avocado oil
  • free radical protection (sun, tobacco, pollution, stress)

 

Don’t forget to clean properly and gently your face morning and night before apply anything on your face.

Keep a balanced diet and drink enough water daily

pH of the skin is 5.5 to 6

 

*saturated fatty acids: Saturated fatty acids are lipid molecules in which all carbon atoms carry the maximum number of hydrogen atoms possible. No hydrogen atom can be added, the fatty substance of which is said to be “saturated”. They are excellent as a protective barrier against wind, cold, sun and drought.

*free radicals: Free radicals are made in excess by cells as a result of various

stresses. These are unstable oxygen molecules that take electrons from other molecules to self-stabilize. A chain reaction is then caused, leading to aging of the skin.

*hydrosol: Floral water/Hydrosol is obtained after steam distillation of plants during the production of essential oil.

During the distillation process, the water vapor entering the plant to be distilled:

-will induce volatile and aromatic molecules in gas form which will give the essential oil (hence the name aromatherapy: aroma) which are liposoluble.

-will soak up the water-soluble molecules (water-soluble) that will give the hydrosol.

Source: Oleassence en Luberon








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