For individuals who suffer from ONWS skin, life can be challenging. As and individual with “oily, non-pigmented, wrinkle, sensitive” skin, caring for skin and preventing complications of the skin are a daily challenge.
If you suffer with ONWS skin, the first and most important aspect of your skin care is to avoid the sun and avoid it with vigilance. Avoid tan, sunburn and certainly do not use tanning beds. Because the skin of the ONWS woman is non-pigmented, the genetic basis on which the skin is developed makes this skin type very prone to wrinkle development early, especially when exposed to extensive periods of prolonged sun exposure.
In addition to skin damage attributed to sun and ultraviolet rays, the ONWS skin type is also prone to suffer from conditions such as rosacea. Because the underlying cause of rosacea lies in the breakdown of facial blood vessels, individuals who suffer from rosacea often find the use of sunscreen is a must so as to prevent further breakdown in the face.
To assist the ONWS skin type in avoiding the increased risk of skin flushing and rosacea complications, daily skin care, both morning and evening, is a must. Using anti-inflammatory cleansers, antiaging serums, moisturizers and foundations with SPF protection are vital to the care of this skin type. Evening facial rituals should include retinol and a good wash with a benzoyl peroxide product but only if acne is a concern.
Another key aspect of maintaining this skin type involves the avoidance of toners and, instead, using high quality facial scrubs two to three times per week but avoid using those scrubs if rosacea is a concern.
Many women in this skin type category are found to use over the counter steroid creams such as Benadryl, to control the inflammation and redness of rosacea. While these creams can control, to some extent, the most immediate effects of rosacea, it will, long term, lead to a more severe complication. Instead, consult a dermatologist for prescription medications, such as MetroGel, Avar gel or even Rosasol Cream to improve the complications of rosacea, redness and inflammation.
To keep skin healthy and looking young, it is important to practice good cleansing and skin care techniques. Because the “oily, non-pigmented, wrinkled, sensitive” skin is probably the most difficult to manage, if you are lucky enough to be genetically pre-disposed to this skin type, consider these options to improve your overall appearance and reduce the signs of aging.