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Skin, Hair & Body Profile – Lina

31 Jan

At last! Seanna and I are compiling our individual skin and body profiles.

When it comes to our physical appearance, we are very different; Seanna is fair, with sensitive skin and naturally straight hair, while I’m olive-toned with wavy hair and oily skin. Needless to say, our makeup selections vary in colour palettes and we often modify each other’s beauty recipes. Sometimes, we even take completely different approaches to skincare altogether.

Here’s my profile at a glance:

Lina Skin Profile

Lina’s Skin Profile

  • Face – Oily- combination skin with occasional bouts of acne. My skin is usually well hydrated yet deceptively looks dull, especially in the winter months. When I’m not watching what I eat, I also tend to break-out around my mouth and the sides of my nose. I find customizing a gluten-free, raw diet coupled with lots of juicing particularly helps in these situations. When I have not seen the sun in a while, my skin tone often becomes uneven. Stress also causes ill-effects on my complexion, contributing to loss of pigmentation and dark circles under my eyes. Even though I don’t have sensitive skin, I only use hypoallergenic, natural products like witch hazel and coconut oil. Officially, my olive features lie on the cusp between dark and light-skinned pigmentation, also known as a Type IV on Fitzpatrick scale.
  • Hair – Dry and wavy with an oily scalp. My hair is naturally wavy, yet dry, and is prone to being dull. At the moment, my biggest challenge is finding a natural shampoo that thoroughly cleanses my greasy locks without compromising shine. I use apple cider vinegar (ACV) as a clarifying treatment in the shower and argon oil as a hair mask once a week. This regimen I believe, is balancing the pH level of my hair. I don’t usually get dandruff but I sometimes I shed a little too much for comfort!
  • Body and General Health – Tall, pear-shape and in relatively good health.  I consider the skin on my body to be oily with exception to some dry areas on my legs that appear in the winter. At times I also get acne on my back which is usually triggered by stress and/or bad diet. I have been categorized as “pear-shape” with narrower shoulders, measuring in at 175 cm (5’9”) since my last check- up 😉 My curvy image used to bother me throughout my younger years until I learned to just embrace my body. Now, my sole goal is to be healthy – I would even say that I feel better now than I did in high school. I still lack the motivation for regular work outs and often find myself requiring lots of sleep in order to avoid fatigue by 6pm… but maybe that’s everyone.

Generally speaking, if you tan easily and rarely burn like me, we probably share make-up and skincare needs.

Stay tuned for Seanna’s profile next!

– Lina

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