JOYCE BLOK HERBAL EXTRA RANGE
The 'herbal extra’ products have been specially
formulated to suit skins with excessive sebaceous gland activity,
resulting in a greasy, oily surface. The texture of the skin is
coarser, due to the dilated pilo-sebaceous canals, or pores. It is
more subject to comedones as epidermal cells and sebum combine to form
Oily skin attracts and holds dust and dirt more readily, with a likely
increase in surface bacteria.
Hormonal changes, especially those experienced during puberty, may
stimulate the sebaceous glands into over-secretion of sebum. Apart
from these endocrine influences, over-exposure to damaging climatic
conditions, or harsh cleansing, are other factors which can stimulate
excess sebum production.
Cleansing is especially critical for such skins. However, care must be
taken not to strip away too much sebum, because the skin in fulfilling
its protective role will then only trigger off even more sebum
This vicious cycle can often be seen in adolescents who wash
excessively with harsh soaps. Clients must be encouraged to restrict
themselves to cleansing only twice a day. Over time, the skin will
settle and become more balanced.
While the skin does not require extra oil, the products are designed
to maintain a more natural oil balance.
As the production of excess sebum comes under control or declines over
time, clients may be able to begin using the 'marigold natural'
Moisture Day Cream as a lighter moisturiser. In time "Herbal Extra"
clients may tend to progress to the whole 'marigold natural'
range, while retaining some 'herbal extra' products for extra
control during oily flare-ups.
The 'herbal extra' range makes full use of the herbal extracts
which have a calming, antibacterial, ant-inflammatory action. Camphor
oil is used for its astringent, oil-inhibiting, calming, and
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