What’s A Skin Condition
In the last blog I talked about skin types so now we are going to talk about skin condition. So a condition is something that has changed or happened to type skin and sometimes these conditions can make it hard to deferenciate what skin type you may have. So skin conditions are
1. Sensitized skin: this is where the skin is sensitive due to external problem, normally due to sunburn or people who had bad acne and they have stripped the natural barrier. Skin is extremely irritable, inflammation is very apparent. This can lead to acne roscea a condition that is very hard to reverse..
2. Dehydration: so this is a big one as people mistake dehydration for dryness so dryness is a lack of oil and dehydration is a lack of water, any skin type can have dehydration and the majority of us do have it as it only a small percentage of water we drink goes to the skin it normally works through our internal organs. This is where the skin is flaking that’s why it can be mistaken for dryness.
3. Aging or premature aging: so yes aging is a natural progression of life but its been proven that in the times we live in that 80% of aging now is now environmental where a hundred years ago it was 80% genetics. So with the way we live nowadays we eat a lot of processed foods and food is full of hormones and additives and the environment is full of free radicals such as pollutants which attack the skin… Then of course there is the sun which and or sunbeds which is the main case of aging. The sun damages collagen and elastin production which are vital for maintaining and slowing down the aging process. Premature aging skin tends to have a lot of pigmentation and this leaves the skin looking lifeless.
4. Acne: YES acne is a condition not a skin type. This is where there is an over production of oil or sometimes this maybe cased by someone who has oily skin using product that is to rich for the skin so oil on oil means major break outs. Acne skin will be very red, inflamed and irritated. It tends to have a lot of cystic break outs and sometimes the skin can be so red it looks like someone has gotten burnt.
All the above conditions are where there is an imbalance of the cell ie when the cell is not working to its highest capacity. The skin is a living organism and everything in the body is connected down to the tiny cell. The cell is the power house of the skin produces oil, elastin, collagen and when this is not working right it has a run on affect and this is when we get skin conditions.