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Factors Affecting Complexion and Texture

The changes in our skin complexion and texture that occur with age are by nature, but the more damaging and serious complexion complications can occur due to wrong nurture. Some of the factors are:

Improper Skin Care

  • Improper cleansing of oily skin results in the darkening of the complexion and engenders blemish-causing acne.
  • The texture of the oily skin worsens if the enlarged pores are not arrested with proper steaming and toning.
  • Moisturizing and nourishing are the most important aspects of dry skin care. If it is not carried out properly, the texture turns extremely dry and flaky and the complexion looks dull and pallid.

Use of Wrong Cosmetics

  • Application of creamy, oil-rich beauty soaps and oil based chemical make-up products adversely affect the condition of oily skin. The complexion turns sallow yellow and the texture becomes severely thick and greasy.
  • Some fairness creams contain mercury drug preparations. They are photosensitive and cause patchy discoloration of the skin in the sun.
  • Dry skin treated with medicated or strong soaps loses all its radiance. The texture may feel rough and taut.


Excessive sun and tan darkens the skin complexion and color. It can also dry up the skin of its fluid, thereby affecting the finesse of the texture. Certain medications like birth control pills, blood pressure drugs react unfavorably in sun, causing pigmentation or red irritation spots.


  • Severe and moderate acne leaves blemishes and temporary dark spots which clear up with time. If the pimples and pustules are picked and squeezed, it causes indentations and small pits on the skin surface. THe texture no longer remains smooth.
  • Apart from acne blemishes, skin irritations, redness and chapping occur in skin disorders of eczema and allergies.

Anemia and Poor Blood Circulation
Dark circles under the eyes, paleness and loss of tone are common skin irregularities which bother women suffering from anemia and other circulatory disorders.

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