Oily skin is the result of over active sebaceous glands. A substance called sebum is secreted by these glands, normally it is a healthy natural lubricant for the skin but when it is secreted in excess it leads to oily skin. It makes the skin becomes shiny, thick and dull. Oily skin has coarse pores, pimples and other face blemishes. Note that oily skin is not necessarily bad as this skin is less prone to wrinkling and other aging signs and the oil helps to keep needed moisture locked in the outermost layer of the skin. Oily skin can also be caused by other things such as pregnancy, birth control pills, high or imbalanced hormone levels and changes, diets, make-up we use, and terribly hot weather and so on. Oily skin is common in teenagers because of hormonal shifts of adolescence but it can also occur at any age however oily skin has a great advantage of aging slowly than other skin types. Oily skin can be cared for in so many ways: get a good face cleanser or soap not harsh or heavy ones, use lightly medicated soaps, and don’t use cleansers that contain alcohol or artificial additives, also try antibacterial cleaning lotions and always apply a natural oil free moisturizer to keep skin soft. The oily skin also needs special cleansing day and night with plenty of warm water and mild soap to prevent clogged pores, harsh products strips the skin from oils and promotes dryness and this can cause skin to start shrinking or wrinkling. Always make sure you moisturize skin after cleansing with oil free moisturizers to maintain a supple and shine free complexion.
A healthy eating habit is also recommended if you have oily skin, for example, too much sugar, liquids and salt are not good but foods rich in protein like roasted duck, meat or chicken, salmon, tuna salad, bacon, cheeseburger, milk fat, lamb and so on are good choices for healthy eating. Also take in lots of leafy green vegetables like spinach, cabbage and fresh fruits or fresh natural fruit juices, vitamins, iron supplement and other substances as they bring your blood level up to tally with your system. Fats should also be reduced in your diet, avoid animal fats, heat processed vegetable oils, pork and highly fried seasoned foods, if possible avoid frying with all means possible. Avoid sweet juices, chocolate, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks and of course don’t forget to drink plenty of water, use mineral water if possible not tap water to detoxify your system and keep skin well hydrated. Also to avoid oily skin avoid smoking because it damages the overall health of the skin, sleep when you ought to so the skins cellular repair activity can take place, exercise and eat well to cleanse the skin from within, a timely body massage stimulates and rejuvenates the body and skin. If you follow the instructions you can be sure of having a wonderful skin despite it being oily.
As we get older our skin tends to lose its elasticity and firmness and begins to sag, hence the need to take adequate care of your skin while you are young and as you grow older that is when the issue of skin firming comes in. As people get older the body system produces less amount of collagen which can be compared to the amount of collagen when the body was younger. If the amount of collagen is less then this leads to wrinkles and sagging skin, this in turn is normal because consequentially no amount of anti-firming cream one applies can make a difference as time goes on but it is advisable to maintain a good diet and take absolute care of one’s skin so the process of aging and sagging will take a longer time to have an effect on the body. Firming of the skin is normally achieved when proper care is taken of your face, neck and your body, also it is necessary to eat a diet filled with fresh fruits and lots of fiber because the antioxidant in them is needed to maintain and protect our healthy skin. Skin firming doesn’t need much stress as natural ingredients needed can be easily available and are more effective, for example: scrub the body with caffeine grounds, the caffeine in coffee can help firm the skin and decrease the appearance of cellulite or you can make use of clay mixed with water which lifts and tighten the skin, you can also use egg whites, it is a natural astringent for skin lifting, apply whisked egg to the face and neck and leave for 15 minutes then rinse off, it works like magic. The juice from aloe leaf can also be used to repair wrinkles and firm the skin by washing your skin at night and applying the extract then leaving it on to do its work while you sleep, it is tbm a good exfoliator. Rosewater can also be used as a home treatment, rosewater is filled with vitamin B, E, and k, and it is a good cleansing astringent as it wipes away gently the dirt and oil while nourishing the skin. You can also try moisturizing with natural emollient coconut oil, this exfoliates the outer layer of a dead skin while protecting it and moisturizing it and making it firmer, smoother and stronger, lastly a mixture of milk and honey, milk has lactic acid which is a natural exfoliant filled with vitamins and softener which helps in peeling the top layer of the skin while honey is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic agent that can help cleanse and shrink the pores while firming it. Don’t forget that to maintain a healthy skin exercise is also compulsory because it is another way of firming up the skin especially the face, do you know that there are over 40 muscles in the face and by moving them and exercising them you are improving your facial skin hence the saying that “a smile makes you look younger but a frown makes your face grow older”.
The human skin color can range from black to nearly colorless, and human skin tones varies from dark brown to nearly colorless pigmentation due to blood in the skin. The melanin that produces the darker tone of the human skin serves as a light filter to protect the skin from too much UV rays getting under it as this causes sunburns and it disrupts the synthesis of precursors necessary to make the human DNA but note that humans need at least a minimum amount of UV light to penetrate the skin and produce vitamin D essential for building and maintaining the bones in the human body. Diet rich in vitamin D such as fish and salmon is also needed to maintain a good skin tone. There are several ways of maintaining an even skin tone and usually it requires exercises or can be done naturally. Your skin tone can either be even or uneven. Uneven skin tones can be caused by a variety of reasons, it could be physical reaction to light or hormonal imbalances, people with oily skin can also have uneven skin tone, pregnant women are also likely to have uneven skin tone due to the excess estrogen that causes melanin to produce at a much higher rate but this is really no cause for alarm as the problem disappears after child birth. Dealing with uneven skin tone can be achieved by wearing dark sunglasses, using creams and foundation powder oil creams with sunscreen, UVA or UVB protection, also you need to ensure proper skin protection by exfoliating the skin regularly using soft sponge and mild soap or an exfoliating towel and facial scrub made for your skin type, do not leave makeup on face when going to bed at night in order for skin to regenerate. It is always advisable to tone your skin naturally but if you have to use toning creams then be wary of products that make outlandish extraordinary claims and of course don’t expect overnight magic, find out customers reviews and opinion on the product, remember that you are merely trying to take care of your skin not to make the cosmetic company richer. Uneven skin tone can be caused by different problems that people face like exposure to excessive sun, diet and vitamin deficiencies, age, stress, fatigue, pigmentation problem and other common unavoidable things which is why keeping yourself hydrated has a lot to do with the way your skin looks. However since no one can stop growing old it is essential to employ natural methods for your skin to stay toned and healthy, avoid losing weight rapidly, avoid yo-yo dieting, substitute water for alcohol free drinks, avoid drinks with caffeine and too much sugar. Do enough exercises to tighten up the skin and make use of toning beds as they isolate certain muscles and tighten them by moving them slightly to receive maximum toning benefits. You can also use a machine that provides a gentle vibrating motion across the body as this increases circulation and loosens excess water and toxins in the body.