How the skin and hair looks and feels is very important for us. Besides forming an essential part of the beauty of our body, they also perform certain tasks that support life.
Skin is involved in protecting the internal organs of our body from injury, bacteria and viruses. Our skin, body hair and sweat glands help to maintain the body temperature. Skin and hair provides give us an indication if our body is healthy or not.
Common ailments of skin and hair (scalp):
Sensitive skin: Women with sensitive skin may encounter itching, burning, stinging, or tightness whenever they use products such as soaps or makeup.
Pimples (acne): Pimples occur when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Although it is found mainly in teens, however women may encounter over the age of 50 may also fall victim to this skin condition. Acne is also very common during the pregnancy and menopause as the hormones keep on changing during that period. Birth control pills, can also lead to acne breakouts.
Psoriasis: It is characterized by thick red patches found on the head elbows and knees; it is usually covered with scales. Other symptoms include itching and pain, which can make it hard to sleep, and walk.
Dry skin: Skin can become rough, scaly, and itchy for a number of reasons. Dry skin can be caused by:
Overuse of soaps, antiperspirants, and perfumes
Not drinking enough water
Complexion and tanning:
The female beauty ideal of pale skin is canonical throughout many different world cultures. The skin-recoloring practices, whether they involve lightening or darkening, share an underlying premise: women’s desire for higher social status. Skin-whitening products are not only a household skincare regimen (with corresponding cleansers, exfoliators, and creams), but they are now incorporated into many emerging makeup regimens as well, like anti-ageing and UV protection products for more “comprehensive” skincare