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14-05-2015

Eleven Ways To Moisturise Your Skin.

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Skin: the body's largest organ. Human skin is delicate and sensitive yet at the same time tough and waterproof. Skin is comprised of three layers with the outer layer being the epidermis which is thin and has no direct bloody supply, being indirectly nourished mainly by oxygen from the surrounding air. Ten Ways To Moisturise Your Skin Below the epidermis is the dermis where nerve endings are located which enable the sense of heat and touch by the skin. Hair follicles, sweat and sebaceous glands are also located in this layer. Capillaries containing blood enter the dermis from the layer below that, the subcutis or hypodermis.
There are many different skin types, from sensitive and prone to irritation, dry and flaky or oily with a tendency to spots. All skin types benefit from moisturising as the primary skin care need, and this guide to moisturisation will take you through ten tips to keep your skin in great condition.
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1. Know Your Skin Type

How can you tell what your skin type is? Most people will be aware of whether their skin tends to be dry or oily. If your skin feels tight after washing, and tends to have flaky patches, your skin type is dry. If your skin tends to shine easily and leaves a mark on a tissue when it is pressed on the nose, your skin type is oily. Ten Ways To Moisturise Your SkinBetween these two main types there is a continuum and depending on your stage of life there may be variations in your skin type. At puberty the sebaceous glands have a tendency to go into overdrive causing oily skin, and the same thing often happens when hormones are more active at times of life such as pregnancy or menopause. Combination skin is just as it sounds - a combination of dryer areas, usually the cheeks, and oilier areas such as the chin, nose and forehead known as the T-zone. Whatever skin type you have it will benefit from appropriate care and conditioning to protect it from the elements.
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