How to Identify

If you wash your face and 20 minutes later, your skin becomes oily, then your skin type is oily. Usually T-zone area is oilier, and the cheeks are drier for combination skin.

What can cause your skin to produce oil?

Oily skin is due to lack of water, whereby skin secretes sebum in an attempt to retain moisture.

Also Stress, Seasonal changes, Hormonal changes secrete excess sebum.

In response to stress more androgen hormones are produced by the body which leads to more oil production. During Summer and Spring, a rise in heat and humidity causes an increased level of oil production. Dehydration in winter causes the skin to produce more oil to compensate for what’s lost.

How to Care

As skin’s natural protective role, Sebaceous glands secrete sebumbut if it becomes excessive, not only your skin look oily, it will also cause larger pores, acne & spots due to dirt accumulation.

Use a mild cleanser or water to clean the excess grease on your face first, and then use the recommended masks.

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How to Identify

If you wash your face and 10-20 minutes later, your skin doesn’t secrete much oil then your skin type is dry.

Cause

We shouldn’t think that dry skin people do not secrete oil. In fact the skin secretes oil to prevent moisture loss, so the more dry the skin is, the more oil it produces.

Dry skin (xerosis) often has an environmental cause. Weather, Heat produced by space heaters, fire places, or spending too much time under air-conditioning could lead to serious water loss in the skin, thus making the skin oily on the outside.

How to Care

Use a mild cleanser or water to clean the excess grease on your face first, then use moisturizing masks.

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Signs

  • Skin flushes easily
  • Skin gets blotchy and itchy
  • Ordinary skin care products cause stinging sensations
  • Visible redness
  • Skin reacts easily to touch or environmental changes

Causes

Allergies, Over-exfoliation, Stress, too much caffeine or alcohol, UV damage, Environmental stressors (pollution, climate, etc), Lack of sleep, Certain medications, Poor diet.

How to Care

By avoiding triggers, and avoiding aggressive physical scrubs, wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen, Protecting your skin against pollution, Cleanse with lukewarm water and should focus more on moisturizing Masks.

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Mirabelle Berries Fairness Facial Mask

The glands produce an oily liquid called sebum which carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. When these follicles get blocked Pimples grow and oil builds up under the skin.

Causes

A rise in androgen levels is the major cause. Androgen is a type of hormone, the levels of which rise when adolescence begins. In women, it gets converted into estrogen. Rising androgen levels cause the oil glands under the skin to grow. The enlarged gland produces more sebum. Excessive sebum can break down cellular walls in the pores, causing bacteria to grow.

Other Causes

  • Greasy cosmetics
  • Hormonal changes
  • Emotional stress

How to Care

Wash your face no more than twice each day with warm water.

Avoid scrubbing the skin or bursting the pimples, as this may push the infection further down, thereby causing more blocking, swelling, and redness.

As your telephone may have sebum and skin residue, keep it away from the face when talking.

Avoid oil-based products. Remove makeup before sleeping.

Avoid excessive sun exposure, as it can cause the skin to produce more sebum. Several acne medications increase the risk of sunburn.

Avoid anxiety and stress, as it can increase production of cortisol and adrenaline, which exacerbate acne.

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Mirabelle Aloe Vera Fairness Facial Mask

What are Freckles?

Freckles are flat small tan or light-brown spots on sun-exposed skin.

Freckles appear when the dark pigment in skin, the melanin, isn't distributed evenly -- certain areas of the skin have more than others, and that's why they appear a little darker.

Causes

If you're prone to freckles, you'll probably notice the spots on your skin getting darker and multiplying, when ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun hit your skin. The epidermis, the outermost layer of your skin thickens a bit more. This in turn causes melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells in your skin, to produce more melanin, which can darken the freckles on your skin.

Heredity and skin type are very important factors to develop freckles. Freckles tend to be inherited genetically and are most common in individuals with fair skin and/or with blond or red hair.

How to Care

Do not leave cream or cleanser residue on face, they will make your face spotty. Avoid direct exposure to the sunlight. In addition, intake of fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin C helps. With perseverance, it will eliminate the melanin in the body.

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What are Nasolabial Folds?

Nasolabial folds are sometimes referred to as smile or laugh lines. They are described as the two skin folds on the side of the nose and corner of the mouth. They help make the cheek and upper lip distinctive by separating the two. As a person ages, the fold becomes more pronounced. Nasolabial folds can become more prominent as early as the 20s.

What are Common Causes of Nasolabial Folds?

One of the most common causes is sun damage. Smoking is the next major cause. When someone smokes, they stress their lips, which can lead to mouth wrinkles. The chemicals in tobacco cigarettes also accelerate the aging process. Facial expressions also play a huge role. If you smile or laugh a great deal, there is a chance that you will develop deeper laugh lines at a younger age.

How to Care

Facial exercises or facial yoga may be an option.

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Mirabelle Lemon Lime Fairness Facial Mask

What is Dull Complexion?

The skin that has lost its liveliness and brightness looks dull. The skin makes us of moisture and oil to retain the skin in a smooth and bright state under normal circumstances. The ability of the skin to do this is reduced when the skin is damaged and thus it dulls. The accumulation of dead cells on the surface of the skin is also a major contributor to dull complexion.

Causes

These factors may be biological, psychological, environmental or hereditary. Some people naturally have a dull skin complexion which they have inherited from a family member. In a condition of inheritance even after treatment, chances of recurrence are high. Pollutants such as chemicals and dust are Environmental factors. They damage skin cells and cause dullness. Unhealthy lifestyle and improper nutritional choices are other factors. Exposure to UV rays from the sun is also a major contributor towards dull complexion. Also the skin gets more susceptible to damage as it gets older.

How to Care

Vitamin C nourishes skin cells and protects the skin against pathogens.

Boost your skin’s moisture level by drinking a lot of water throughout the day.

What You Eat?: Your nutritional habits fights against dull complexion. Avoid fatty and sugary foods and eat healthy, viz. a lot of fruits and vegetables.

Minimize alcohol: as it destroys skin cells and soon you skin will take on the dull complexion again.

Drink plenty of water: Drinking adequate water is key to a better skin. Eight glasses of water a day are recommended for proper body functioning which includes a healthier skin.

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