Oily skin is especially common during adolescence, when hormonal changes
occurs, it promote the overproduction of sebum (natural skin oil). Oily
skin is more prone to develop large pores, blackheads, and pimples with
Eating foods with saturated fat contributes to the problem. Oily skin on
the nose, forehead and chin (a combination skin) is associated with a
lack of vitamin B2 (riboflavin), found in beef liver and wheat germ. It
is advisable to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, drink lots of
water, natural juices and herbal teas. Other measures that can be
applied are washed gently with unscented soap with a pH balanced. Become
a routine skin care; avoid lots of makeup and moderate sun exposure.
- Dry skin
The complexion is fine and close texture, appearance is also brittle. Tends to wrinkle more easily than the skin fat.
Use pressed vegetable oils (cold press) cold in the preparation of their
meals. Other measures: Moisturize your skin regularly and protect from
extreme temperatures as cold and heat.
- Cracked Skin
Cracked skin is a common problem in the feet and hands can occur on the
face or other parts of the body. The cracks can be painful. Exposure to
cold or problems such as psoriasis and eczema can worsen the condition.
In these cases you may need supplements of vitamin B (especially B2, B6,
and biotin), since fatty acids are associated with cracking.
Include cold pressed vegetable oils in foods, Vitamin B from natural
sources such as wheat, yeast, liver and wheat germ. Other measures
include: Protect your skin from cold temperature, apply moisturizing
oils such as avocado oil, refined oil and wheat germ.
- Stained Skin
Some scars are pigmented - common birthmarks - although most are of the
same color. Most of them are caused by burns or deep wounds. However, a
severe case of chickenpox can leave permanent marks as well as infected
points, and abscesses. Stretch marks left by the pregnancy or sudden
weight loss are also common.
Dietary Factors. The lack of folic acid is associated with the slow
process of healing of sores, and dark-gray pigmentation. Vitamins C, E
and F and fatty acids are vital to speed healing of skin tissue. Other
measures are to prevent scarring and stretch marks, lubricate the skin,
and treat wounds with healing oils immediately.
- Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin can belong to any skin type, but is usually fine and
delicate texture (like a baby). Skin is easily irritated or sensitive to
substances such as cosmetics, perfumes, or detergents. Sensitive skin
is commonly an inherited condition, and may be associated with allergic
Sensitive skin often will react adversely to chemical additives in food,
the alcohol, coffee and tea should be minimized. Other measures include
avoiding exposure to sunlight, as extreme heat or cold. For sensitive
skin, it is important to avoid all potential irritants such as lanolin,
perfumes and toilet waters based on alcohol, and use only soft scents.