WE DON’T ACTUALLY BELIEVE IN SKIN “TYPES”
Skin is an ORGAN. We never refer to other organs as having a “type.” So - why are we always trying to categorize our skin into a “type”? Can you imagine how silly it would sound to you if someone started telling you about their heart type, or lung type, or pancreas type?
The idea of a skin “type” is simply a selling tool created by a marketing department, designed to help choose the right type of products for your skin. (It’s true - Clinique was the first to use this method - they even created a diagnosis “computer” for every counter).
Skin needs exactly what the rest of our bodies need to function and survive:
water, oxygen, protein, fat, carbohydrates, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, rest,
relaxation, inspiration, love, and detoxification.
It is true, that skin can be BEHAVING in frustrating ways, but this isn’t because of it’s “type.” We are biologically pointed to health, not sickness, and when skin is not “normal” it is telling us something about it’s health status or deficiency - not it’s “type”. The problem with believing in a “type” is that it is limiting. If you think your skin type is “oily” most likely you will be sold a slew of “oil-free”
products designed to “absorb” oil and “matte-ify.” However, if your skin is producing too much oil - it is trying to tell you it NEEDS oil! If you strip it all away, it only works harder, further exacerbating the problem. And, oil-free products usually have very little nourishment in them and they are full of plastic - silicone, dimethicone, polymers, so your skin suffocates.
The funny thing about Skin is it’s needs reflect our bodies as a whole. Our Skin lives through the same life cycles as we do as people. So, we have developed our own Skin “Types” that we think are much more
realistic, helpful, and generally sound much more appealing.
floral anti-oxidants. Think of a rose bud, that is just opening up.
of them. If and when you are under extreme stress, every cell in your body knows it. And, after awhile that stress begins to change things - it’s like an electrical current. Think about how hard it is for YOU to function under extreme stress; well it is the same for our Skin - eventually it takes a toll and things
can go haywire.
toxic products, bio-accumulation of toxic products, stress, and Over-Sensti-TIZE-ity. Prolonged Sensi-TIZE-ation, can cause the systemic and cellular immune system to breakdown. That is when we see conditions such as cystic acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc.