Aromatherapy for Holistic Therapists: skin Flashcards
how is the essential oil absorbed through the skin?
tiny molecules of essential oils are thought to pass through the hair follicles, sweat glands and horny layers of skin, into the deeper layers of the skin. The sebaceous gland is attached to the hair follicle and produces sebum. Sebum is the skin's natural moisture and has an affinity with essential oils, the essential oil passes into the blood stream or are taken up via the lymph and tissue fluid to travel around the body
normal skin type is?
looks healthy, clear and fresh. it is often seen on children as external factors and aging have not taken their toll on the skin. has a clear fine , even texture. the pores are small and the sinks elasticity is good so it feels soft and firm to the touch. it is usually free from spots and blemishes.
dry skin type is ?
thin , fine with dilated capillaries can be seen around the cheek and nose area. the skin looks and feels dry to the touch because little sebum is being produced and it is lacking moisture. this type of skin with feel tight after washing and may have some dry and flaky patches, no spots or comedomes and no visible open pores. prone to premature wrinkling , especially around the eyes, mouth and neck.
oily skin is ?
looks shiny, and slightly yellowish in colour due to the excess sebum being produced. oily skin is course, thick and will feel greasy.