Have you been on an endless and expensive quest to discover products that will moisturize your dry skin and curly or dry hair?
On occasion you may have even exceeded your budget on products based on many promises, but sadly they did not fulfill the objective that you require them to. Why does this keep happening?
Why does this keep happening?
This keeps occuring as we go about buying products the wrong way. We need to change the way we go about buying product for dry skin and curly hair. Our selection should not only be based on the model, or blogger promoting the product, or even word of mouth. If this was an efficient method of, purchasing moisturizing products, then why do we have bathroom cabinets and dressing tables overflowing with almost full and hardly used ones!
Knowledge is power.(and it will save you some cash along the way)
If we have a health condition once it is diagnosed, we can take specific action to help to improve that condition. If it is undiagnosed you are likely to spend a lot of time trying remedies or following advice that is unlikely to be successful.
Why don’t we adopt the same method when it comes to our and hair? The more we understand about our skin and hair the more likely we will get an effective product match.
So what should you know:
a. your skin type(porosity).
b. your hair type
c. product ingredients PRIOR to purchase.
d. composition of natural oils (which is present in many products in varying amounts) is also important
The five skin types:
1. Normal skin- is balanced (neither dry or oily).
2. Dry skin- does not produce or retain enough sebum (natural oil that the body produces). So, if your complexion is dull, or ashy or feels tight then you are likely to have this skin type.
3. Oily skin- produces too much sebum. This results in greasy skin, enlarged pores, tendency for acne and less wrinkles. In severe cases it can cause Seborrhea dermatitis
4. Combination Skin- is a mixture of dry and oily patches. Generally, the oiliest part would be your forehead and nose (T zone) but as with most things there are always exceptions to the rule!
5. Sensitive skin- If your skin reacts to environmental factors, emotional situations etc. that trigger proves that your skins’ natural barrier function is weak. The nerve endings will be irritated, and this will result in burning, skin blotches or itchiness.