Skin Type Directory
Understanding your skin type is vital for understanding which products works best for you.
Dry Skin is usually a reaction to insufficient moisture within the skin. Its often caused by environmental changes, weather, and low water intake. During the winter season, the weather tends to cause your skin to be its driest. Actions such as the use of drying lotions, long hot showers, and harsh soaps lead to drying out your skin. Dry skin can also mean a lack of sebum production which leads to cracks, skin tightness, and heighten sensitivity.
Ways to aid dry skin includes:
> Apply moisturizers to seal and hydrate skin immediately after bathing/showering
> Avoid drying soaps and over exfoliating
> Choose moisturizers rich in emollients and humectants
Emollients keep the skin hydrated by locking in moisture while protecting the skin's moisture barrier. Some synthetic emollients can clog your pores, leaving the skin with a film-like substance that's hard to fully remove when cleansing. We at Nuni Products use natural emollients like Avocado Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. These emollients are not only skin softening but also are rich in vital skin vitamins. Humectants draw moisture to the skin surface while increasing your skin's hydrating ability. Our favorite humectant is honey, not only is honey extremely moisturizing but it also a powerful antioxidant.
Individuals who have sensitive skin tend to suffer from more inflamed or irritated skin. This skin type is easily provoked which causes it to swell, itch, or rash. Acne-prone skin or rosacea are two common cases that those with sensitive skin suffer from. It's best to avoid products with high fragrance and irritating chemicals and always perform a patch test when trying new products.
Ways to aid sensitive skin includes:
> Use gentle, fragrance free products
> Cleanse body with warm water, hot water can irritates the skin
> Look for ingredients like Calendula, Oatmeal, Shea Butter or Chamomile
Calendula and Chamomile are both wonderful botanicals for sensitive skin because they both contain anti-inflammatory properties. This means it's used for reducing inflamed skin. Calendula is also thought to be an amazing skin repairer, it's antibacterial properties claim to help heal wounds, and relieve rashes. Chamomile is not only known for its anti-inflammatory properties but it contains antioxidants great for fighting free radicals found in your skin. We at Nuni Products love to infuse botanicals, herbs, and other natural additives to our products to boost its benefits. Oatmeal like Chamomile contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant but did you know it has moisturizing properties. Oatmeal is said to help hydrate and shield your skin for irritants. Last but not least the butter that started it all, Shea butter. Shea Butter is infused into most of our products and it was among the first ingredients we worked with. Its a rich butter containing many many many extraordinary skin properties like fatty acids to soften skin. But, the best part about shea butter is that its extremely gentle on skin, excellent for those with skin sensitivity.
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is “a condition in which the skin becomes inflamed or irritated and is marked by redness, itchiness and dry, cracked skin. The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to allergens and irritants, similar to other allergic diseases such as asthma and food allergy.
Ways to aid Eczema Prone skin
> Avoid common allergens and irritants
> Don’t scratch or rub affected areas as it can cause infection of the already breached skin membrane.
> Reduce stress and anxiety, which can help prevent flares. Adaptogens are helpful, as well as yoga, meditation, fun community events, deep breathing, etc.
> Keep the environment cool with stable humidity.
> Avoid hot baths and don’t bathe with drying soaps daily.
> Oil can be used to cleanse the skin instead.Moisturize as needed.
> Avoid artificial fragrance, colors, antimicrobial agents, and other irritants.