Skincare for Your Skin Type

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Updated: 2/28/2013 5:11 pm Published: 2/28/2013 1:30 pm

Each person's skin is different. It can be oily, dry or a little bit of both, and since it's the body's largest organ, maintaining it is important. Holly Kirk with the Canebrake Resort in Wagoner said dry skin is typically thing and ages prematurely. If this  is you she suggests treating it like it's a delicate flower. "People with thin dry skin should avoid harsh chemical treatments for the skin or at least limit them," she said. "Dry thin skin should be exfoliated with softer natural ingredients like almond meal powder mixed with milk. The best oil to put on dry skin is almond oil, sesame oil. Vitamin E oil is great for softening wrinkles," Kirk said. "Kamama’s face oil for dry skin is made from Meadowfoam Seed Oil which is a nutrient rich oil that keeps the face moist and hydrated throughout the day. People with dry thin skin should also stay away from dry foods like crackers & beans, caffeine & carbonated drinks. What you consume will have a direct affect on the skins feel and appearance. They should be eating warm moist foods," Kirk said.

Pitta or sensitive skin (Pitta Skin) is usually t-zone skin with acne flares. "The skin tends to have reddish undertones and is sun sensitive. The goal with sensitive/combination skin is to balance the sebum production to control the outbreaks and keep the color even," she said.  Avoid harsh astringent products on the skin that can over dry your skin. "The best home cleanser is honey mixed with water. Honey mixed with water creates a natural hydrogen peroxide that will kill the bacteria on the skin, help to even out the tone and not dry out the skin," Kirk said. "The best oil for this type of skin is coconut oil. Coconut oil is light and cooling. For the face, Kamama’s Pitta Face Oil is made with watermelon seed oil which actually helps to regulate the skin’s sebum production. People with comb0/sensitive skin should avoid eating HOT spicy foods," she said. 

Oily skin (Kapha Skin) is thicker and dense. "Thick oily skin more cold to the touch and has cystic breakouts. Thick oily skin tends to get dull and lack luster. This type of skin needs to be stimulated! This type of skin does best with ingredients like ginger, grapefruit. Things are sharp and stimulating to give it a kind of kick in the butt. The best oil for this skin type is mustard seed oil (for body)," she said. "It’s very stimulating, but it stinks, so sunflower oil with essential oils of grapefruit and lemon would work for this skin type. "For the face, Kamama’s Kapha Face Oil is also made with watermelon seed oil to help regulate sebum production but is blended with different essential oils to stimulate the thick skin. These people should be eating HOT spicy foods," she said.

Products mentioned in this segment:

Laxmi spices of India lcoated on 41st & I-44

Coconut milk powder
Multani mati clay
Kamama tose toner
Pitta face oil
Orange coconut cleanser
Oat flour/oatmeal

For more information on Kamama skincare products and The Canebrake Boutique visit

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