One of the most necessary things for any person
is skin care. Depending on a person’s beliefs
they will have different personal skin care
routines. For some their personal routine
involves going to their favorite parlor to
beautify their skin. Some would prefer to do
their personal routine through facials and body
scrubs, which they use, skin care products for.
When it comes to personal skin care individuals
have their own convictions. Contrary to what
many think skin care doesn’t have to be complex
or expensive. Considering the benefits you can
get by developing a personal skin care routine
the cost you may pay out is well worth it.
The first step in determining your personal skin
care routine is to find out what your skin type
is. You skin is dry, sensitive, normal or oily.
Finding your skin type is the most important
step in starting a routine. Buying products that
aren’t suitable for you skin won’t work well.
The basis of all your skin care product
purchases should be those that match your skin
type. The following example is of a routine for
people with normal skin.
The first and most essential part of a skin care
routine is cleansing. Using water that is too
hot or cold will only dry your skin and cause
damage so during cleansing your should use warm
water. The three major components of cleansers
are called wetting agents and they are typically
oil, water and surfactants. The oil and
surfactant help to remove dirt from the skin
while the water washes the dirt away. You should
take the time to find a cleanser that works well
with your bodies chemistry. When shopping for
cleansers it is a good idea to use a cleanser
that is soap-free since over cleaning the skin
can also cause additional damage.
The second step is the removal of dead skin
cells through exfoliation. Renewing the skin and
removing the dead skin cells is the bodies’
natural continuation process. The efficiency of
skin care products will be increased by the
exfoliation process. After cleansing the skin
you will perform the exfoliation. If you have
normal or oily skin then you should exfoliate
your skin at least four to five times a week. If
you have sensitive or dry skin then you should
exfoliate your skin only one to two times a
After showering or bathing while your skin is
still damp you should apply a moisturizer. Every
person no matter what their skin type should use
moisturizers, even if their skin is oily.
Moisturizers are play an important role in
attracting moisture from the environment to your
skin and then locking it in the skin. However,
harm can result if you use too much moisturizer
on your skin.
The last step in your personal skin care routine
is the use of sunscreens. One option you can
choose is finding a moisturizer or lotion that
has a SPF or UV protection built in so that you
can get two benefits from one application.
You will have to do some testing first in order
to find the best personal skin care product for
you. Not all skin care products are going to
work for every individual so you can’t determine
a product is good until you find one that works
with your skin. If you have skin disorders it is
a good idea to get advice from a dermatologist
before starting a personal skin care routine.
Bette Daoust writes on Beauty tips - http://www.beauty-tips.info/
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