Thursday, May 8, 2008

Your Skin - Nature and Types of Skin

Your skin can be an indication as to whether your health is good or bad. Flushed cheeks will show that there is a fever in the body. If you don't get enough sleep, there may be circles under your eyes. Sometime you can blush when embarrassed and your cheeks will become red. If you are very frightened, your face can become pale. Usually when you are not feeling well, your skin send out that message. Skin has more functions than any other organ in your body. The skin is the body's largest organ, covering the entire body. In addition to serving as a protective shield against heat, light, injury and infection, skin also:
1. regulates body temperature
2. stores water and fat
3. is working as a big sensory organ
4. prevents water loss
5. prevents entry of bacteria.

Know your skin types:

Normal Skin:
i. A skin that does not look shiny or/any oily and does not feel tight.
ii. Normal skin has medium sized pores.

Dry Skin:
i. Dry skin face feels dry after washing.
ii. Dry skin face looks flaky, rough and dull.

Oily Skin:
i. Oily skin feels greasy.
ii. Oily skin looks shiny.
iii. Oily skin pores are clogged.
iv. If make up is applied on oily skin, it ears off after a few hours.

Combined Dry and Oily Skin:

i. The T-zone(forehead, nose and chin) appears oily and the cheeks tighter after washing.
ii. The cheeks look dry and dull.

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