Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily. It has:
- No or few imperfections
- No severe sensitivity
- Barely visible pores
- A radiant complexion
Combination skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have combination skin, which may benefit from slightly different types of skin care in different areas.
Combination skin can produce:
- Overly dilated pores
- Shiny skin
Dry skin can produce:
- Almost invisible pores
- Dull, rough complexion
- Red patches
- Less elasticity
- More visible lines
Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:
- being exposed to drying factors, skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If your skin is very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms, and legs
- Genetic factors
- Aging or hormonal changes
- Weather such as wind, sun, or cold
- Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds
- Indoor heating
- Long, hot baths and showers
- Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansers
Here are some tips for taking better care of dry skin:
- Take shorter showers and baths, no more than once daily.
- Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers. Avoid deodorant soaps.
- Don't scrub while bathing or drying.
- Apply a rich moisturizer right after bathing. Ointments and creams may work better than
- lotions for dry skin but are often messier. Reapply as needed throughout the day.
- Use a humidifier and don't let indoor temperatures get too hot.
- Wear gloves when using cleaning agents, solvents, or household detergents.
Oily skin can produce:
- Enlarged pores
- Dull or shiny, thick complexion
- Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes
- Oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather. Oily skin can be caused or made worse by Puberty or other hormonal imbalances
- Exposure to heat or too much humidity
If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them. You may have sensitive skin for a variety of reasons, but often it's in response to particular skin care products.
Sensitive skin can show up as:
Which products suit my skin type?
The Saya hand and body range is suitable for all skin types
Extremely Dry to Mature
Exfoliant: Pink Clay Face Scrub
Night Crème: Night Crème
Body Moisturiser: Acai, Jasmine + Pomegranate Body Lotion
Normal to Combination
Exfoliant: Detox Face + Body Scrub
Oily to Combination
Exfoliant: Detox Face + Body Scrub or French Green Clay
Exfoliant: Pink Clay Face Scrub
Why should we Exfoliate?
As we age, the process of cell regeneration slows down, meaning that the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. When old skin cells start to pile up on the surface of the skin, it can leave skin looking dull, rough, and dry and can result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne.
Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturising products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective.
Why should we use a Moisturiser?
There are many good reasons to use a facial moisturiser. Keeping skin hydrated is an important step toward keeping it healthy. Facial moisturisers can enhance the functioning of the stratum corneum, the uppermost layer of skin. Applying a moisturiser to your face can increase the moisture level and prevent the skin from drying. Applying moisturiser daily not only makes the surface look healthy it seals and protects what is beneath it.