This skin type is not too dry and not too oily. Normal skin is well-balanced; The overall oil and water content in the skin is balanced.
Normal skin has:
- no severe sensitivities
- barely visible pores
- a healthy and radiant complexion
Dry skin is a skin type that produces less oil (sebum) and retains less moisture than normal skin.
Dry skin has:
- almost invisible pores
- dull, rough complexion
- red, scaly or flaky patches
- less elasticity
- more visible lines and wrinkles
If dry skin is untreated additional moisture is lost and the skin becomes damaged.
Very dry skin can:
- crack and peel in places
- become itchy, irritated, or reddened
- become rough and scaly (back of hands, arms, legs, heels)
A person whose skin normally produces excess oils (sebum) can find that condition aggravated by seasonal and weather changes requiring greater care to minimize skin flare-ups.
Individuals with oily skin have:
- more visible and enlarged pores
- dull or shiny, thick complexion
- blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or other blemishes
The aging skin is inevitable, however, with a sound daily skin care regimen, the signs of aging can be delayed or some signs may even be preventable.
With aging skin, fine lines and wrinkles are increased, the loss of moisture and elasticity becomes apparent and the skin begins to feel dry, flaky and tight.
Combination skin can be normal or dry in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, chin) requiring slightly different care in each area.
Pores around the T-zone can appear larger than normal due to excess sebum clogging the pore. Blackheads become apparent and the skin may look shiny around the T-zone
Your skin can appear normal and still be sensitive. You will be aware if you have sensitive skin as you will recognize the unpleasant sensations, on any skin area, not limited to the face. These sensations can be triggered by physical (heat, cold, wind, UV); chemical (soaps, pollutants, cosmetics, water); even psychological or hormonal factors.
Characteristics of sensitive skin may be:
- burning sensation
If you can't wear jewellery, belts, etc. because your skin reacts or if you are exposed to nickel or cobalt at your occupation and your skin reacts you may be allergic to nickel or cobalt. To avoid developing ACD (allergic contact dermatitis) or eczema you should apply an effective barrier cream that traps the nickel or cobalt ions keeping them from reaching the skin. Introducing Nik-L-Blok a clinically tested and proven effective barrier cream that protects your skin against eczema induced by nickel or cobalt. Nik-L-Blok is a revolutionary skin barrier cream with a patented formula that traps nickel and cobalt ions before they can reach the skin.
Nik-L-Blok will help prevent sensitization leading to contact allergy if used when exposed to or handling objects releasing nickel or cobalt. If you already have developed a contact allergy, Nik-L-Blok will help protect your skin avoiding the concern of developing eczema.
The patented formula of Nik-L-Blok uses DTPA (a metal ion chelator) to prevent free metal ions from nickel or cobalt to penetrate the skin. Apply a protective layer of Nik-L-Blok to all skin areas exposed to metal contact. Apply as needed. Re-apply after washing.
How to determine if a metallic object contains nickel or cobalt.
An easy to use one step product rubbed on metal objects can indicate if either nickel or cobalt is available to be released.