What influences your skin type?
Many factors can influence your skin type starting with your daily skin care regimen, but also environmental exposure, your dietary habits and genetic makeup. Importantly, the proper levels of skin hydration (water) and sebum (skin oil) can play an important role in establishing and maintaining healthy skin. Hydration is essential as it helps maintain the skin's elasticity and plumpness while avoiding the dullness, wrinkles, irritations and blemishes. Adequate sebum protects the skin from fungal and bacterial infection while too much clogs hair follicles resulting in enlarged pores and could cause acne. Establishing the correct daily skin care regimen for your current skin type will help you to achieve the healthy skin you desire.
Step 1 - Identify your skin type or conditions
- Normal Skin
- Dry Skin
- Very Dry Skin
- Oily Acne Prone Skin
- Mature Skin
- Combination Skin
- Sensitive Skin
- Nickel or Cobalt Allergy
This skin type is not too dry and not too oily. Normal skin is well-balanced; The overall oil and water content in the skin is balanced.
Normal skin has:
- no severe sensitivities
- barely visible pores
- a healthy and radiant complexion
Dry skin is a skin type that produces less oil (sebum) and retains less moisture than normal skin.
Dry skin has:
- almost invisible pores
- dull, rough complexion
- red, scaly or flaky patches
- less elasticity
- more visible lines and wrinkles
Very Dry Skin
If dry skin is untreated additional moisture is lost and the skin becomes damaged.
Very dry skin can:
- crack and peel in places
- become itchy, irritated, or reddened
- become rough and scaly (back of hands, arms, legs, heels)
Oily Acne Prone Skin
A person whose skin normally produces excess oils (sebum) can find that condition aggravated by seasonal and weather changes requiring greater care to minimize skin flare-ups.
Individuals with oily skin have:
- more visible and enlarged pores
- dull or shiny, thick complexion
- blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or other blemishes
The aging skin is inevitable, however, with a sound daily skin care regimen, the signs of aging can be delayed or some signs may even be preventable.
With aging skin, fine lines and wrinkles are increased, the loss of moisture and elasticity becomes apparent and the skin begins to feel dry, flaky and tight.
Combination skin can be normal or dry in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, chin) requiring slightly different care in each area.
Pores around the T-zone can appear larger than normal due to excess sebum clogging the pore. Blackheads become apparent and the skin may look shiny around the T-zone
Your skin can appear normal and still be sensitive. You will be aware if you have sensitive skin as you will recognize the unpleasant sensations, on any skin area, not limited to the face. These sensations can be triggered by physical (heat, cold, wind, UV); chemical (soaps, pollutants, cosmetics, water); even psychological or hormonal factors.
Characteristics of sensitive skin may be:
- burning sensation
Nickel or Cobalt Allergy
If you can't wear jewellery, belts, etc. because your skin reacts...or if you are exposed to nickel or cobalt at your occupation and your skin reacts...you may be allergic to nickel or cobalt. To avoid developing ACD (allergic contact dermatitis) or eczema you should apply an effective barrier cream that traps the nickel or cobalt ions keeping them from reaching the skin. Introducing Nik-L-Blok...a clinically tested and proven effective barrier cream that protects your skin against eczema induced by nickel or cobalt. Nik-L-Blok is a revolutionary skin barrier cream with a patented formula that traps nickel and cobalt ions before they can reach the skin.
Nik-L-Blok will help prevent sensitization leading to contact allergy if used when exposed to or handling objects releasing nickel or cobalt. If you already have developed a contact allergy, Nik-L-Blok will help protect your skin avoiding the concern of developing eczema.
The patented formula of Nik-L-Blok uses DTPA (a metal ion chelator to prevent free metal ions from nickel or cobalt to penetrate the skin. Apply a protective layer of Nik-L-Blok to all skin areas exposed to metal contact. Apply as needed. Re-apply after washing.
How to determine if a metallic object contains nickel or cobalt.
An easy to use one step product rubbed on metal objects can indicate if either nickel or cobalt is available to be released.
Chemo-Nickel Test...detects free Nickel in metal objects. Apply the test liquid to a Q-tip and rub it onto the metallic object...if the tip turns pink to red the object contains free nickel and should be avoided.
Chemo-Cobalt Test...detects free Cobalt in metallic objects. The Cobalt spot test detects free cobalt down to a limit of 8.3ppm (parts per million). The sensitivity threshold of most cobalt allergic individuals is above 10ppm.
The Chemo-Cobalt Test contains Nitroso R salt solution. Apply the liquid to a Q-tip and rub it onto a metal object. If the tip turns bright reddish-pink, the object contains free cobalt and should be avoided.
Step 2 - Discover which Dormer211 Moisturizer is best for you.
If you notice any skin changes on your body, don't wait, it is time to see a dermatologist!
If you see a significant change in the condition of your skin anywhere on your body and your daily skin regimen does not appear to be correcting it or the affected area is increasing in size and/or colour, it is time for you to make an appointment with a Dermatologist. Chronic or increasingly serious skin problems should never be ignored.