What’s the difference between a skin type and skin condition?
You only have one skin. It's the closest thing to you. It’s your first line of defence against the elements. It does so much for you, but most of the time it’s taken for granted, until it doesn’t look or feel the way that it should…
To give your skin the best possible care, it’s important that you understand the difference between skin types and skin conditions.
Firstly, your skin type is predetermined by your genes – it’s the skin you’re born with, and the one that’s with you for life.
There are basically three skin types: oily, normal and dry. Some people may have more than one skin type, which is often referred to as combination skin.
Normal skin has a perfect balance of oil and moisture. It’s radiant in appearance and is blemish-free. Ideally we all want normal skin which has the perfect balance of oil and moisture. It looks radiantly healthy, it’s generally even in tone and texture and it’s blemish-free.
Oily skin results from having overactive sebaceous glands (oil glands), which means your skin secretes more sebum than normal skin. As a result, oily skin has a shiny appearance and a greasy feeling texture.
On the other side of the spectrum is dry skin. It is characterised by a dull appearance and has a rough texture and is the result of skin that secretes very little sebum.
Want normal skin?
It’s easier than you think! By simply applying scientifically researched and developed topical vitamin A products, you can bring your skin back to beautiful and #RevealBeautiful skin, for life.
Before starting on your vitamin A skincare journey with Environ, have your skin analysed by a trained Environ Skincare Professional. They will be able to determine what your skin needs and will recommend a course or Environ Professional Facial Treatments as well as a tailored skin care routine prescription.
They will start you off on a low concentration of vitamin A and slowly move you up the levels of the Environ Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™.
SKIN ESSENTIA® RANGE
YOUTH ESSENTIA® RANGE
There are five main skin conditions. Each of them needs a daily dose of vitamin A to first help bring skin back to beautiful before additional skin essential nutrients can target and help improve your specific area of concern.
Your specific skin condition is influenced by various external and internal factors.
External factors on the other hand are generally the things you are exposed to daily like: your diet, your skincare routine, climate and exposure to the elements. Internal factors could include things like: hormones, stress levels, and the natural aging process.
Everyone ages and that means that skin gets thinner and it struggles to retain moisture, causing wrinkles and fine lines. Even though you can’t stop the hands of time, you can certainly help to slow it down by reducing your exposure to the sun and the damaging effects of free radicals and not smoking for example.
Ask your Skincare Professional about adding products from the Focus Care Youth+ Range to your daily vitamin A skincare routine.
Dull, tired and rough looking and feeling skin is not a good look on anyone. When your skin can’t retain moisture and when your sebaceous glands become less active, it begins to flake and fine cracks appear. Dry skin is further compromised through exposure to changes in the weather and thing like how much water you drink in a day.
Add products from the Focus Care Moisture+ Range to your daily vitamin A skincare routine if you want to give your skin a moisture-boost. Ask your Skincare Professional for more information.
Some genetic factors as well as a number of different unavoidable environmental influences cause sensitive skin to break out in rashes and become itchy. The last thing you probably want to do is put something onto sensitive skin in case you make the sensitivity worse, but the right combination of ingredients will do the trick.
For sensitive skin that needs some extra relief and comfort, ask your Skincare Professional about adding products from the Focus Care Comfort+ Range to your daily vitamin A skincare routine.
Pigmentation is a tricky skin condition and there is no quick fix or easy solution. In fact, it is the toughest skin condition to improve. Pigmentation can be caused by your genetic predisposition as well as hormonal changes, and it can also be made worse by exposure to UV light which causes the formation of melanin – the molecule responsible for your skin’s colour.
By adding products from the Evenescence Range to your daily vitamin A skincare routine, you will experience a healthy-looking complexion and radiantly even glow.
Skin becomes congested and breakouts occur when the area surrounding your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Hormone changes, stress, diet and other environmental factors can also result in skin that is blemish-prone.
Ask your Skincare Professional about adding products from the Focus Care Clarity+ Range to your daily vitamin A skincare routine for your skin to look healthier and more clear.
Now that you understand the difference between a skin type and skin condition, you must ensure that you give your skin the daily dose of vitamin A and other essential nutrients it needs to be healthier and more resilient so that you can work towards having a normal and properly functioning skin.