Skin Care Fundamentals

Skin Fundamentals

The largest organ in the human body is the skin. It is composed of three layers and is a live, breathing organism.

The epidermis is the skin’s top layer. It produces our skin tone and acts as a waterproof barrier.

Under the epidermis is the dermis. It has tight collagen-containing connective tissue as well as glands like perspiration and sebaceous glands that produce oil (sebum).

The hypodermis is the skin’s deepest layer. It is formed of blood vessels and fat. The hypodermis is in charge of supplying the skin with blood and oxygen.

Skin Types Versus Skin Conditions

Skin type is what you are born with. It generally stays the same throughout your life.  See our article on skin types: What is my Skin Type?.

There are only four skin types:

  • Oily
  • Dry
  • Combination
  • Normal

Skin conditions are developed overtime based on factors such as age, changes in hormones, weather exposure, and genetics.

The most common skin conditions are:

  • Sensitive
  • Acne
  • Pigmentation
  • Eczema
  • Contact dermatitis

Skin type is managed through regular care of cleansing, moisturizing and protection to maintain your own skins natural and balanced state.

Skin conditions are treated through selective products, limited weather exposure, nutrition and when required medications.

It is important to remember that the skins largest function is protection against external elements. Therefore, any products used on the skin will only ever penetrate the Epidermis. This is why a healthy balanced skin is a combination of external and internal care.

Inaya Zanzibar makes no false promises of youth restored or blemishes removed. Our promise is to provide the highest quality skin and body care products that nurture and assists your skin to be balanced and healthy.

Top Skincare Tips

We want to provide you with some tips and insight on how you can, in combination with our products, help your skin look and feel its very best.


This is one of the most vital external factors to maintain a healthy balanced skin. This is applicable to all skin types and conditions. The skin requires nourishment to function. Therefore, the more you moisturize the healthier the skin will be. Thus improving both internal functions and external appearance.

Oil is your friend

There is a wide misconception regarding the need to dry out an oily or combination skin type, or the need to excessively scrub and cleanse an acne skin condition. This is not only incorrect but can also contribute to the problem behind the acne and excessive sebum production. If the natural state of your skin is oily then trying to remove any oil (sebum) from it only makes your skin produce more of it to try and balance itself. Therefore, the more you feed your skin with good quality oil-based skin care products, the less sebum your skin will need to produce in order to be balanced and healthy.

Hydration – Drink Water

Hydration is not an external application but is related to water intake of the body. Ensuring your daily water intake is no less than an average of 3 liters per day is essential to a well hydrated skin. This, with a proper skin care routine, will improve the skins overall condition and appearance.


Your daily food intake plays a significant role in your skin’s overall appearance, function and health. Highly processed foods and high sugar diets are detrimental to the skins function. We recommend balance in all things. Of course indulging in a delicious baked good, or some of your favorite candy every now and then, will not affect your skin. Just be sure to have a high intake of fruits and vegetables including ones with high vitamin A, E, and B content as well as proteins that have omega oils and good fats. These are your skin’s best friend.


External elements such as harmful UV rays from the sun, extreme cold and heat are damaging to the skin. It’s important to always guard your skin from these elements, wearing sunscreen daily, trying to avoid extreme cold or heat for extended periods of time. Exposure to these elements over time damages the skins appearance and can lead to early aging, as well as certain skin diseases and possible cancer.

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