Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Personal skin care

Personal skin care is a very important issue as long as skin health is concerned.  The how-to for personal skin care differs from individual to individual.  Personal skin care refers to following a routine or a procedure for attending to the needs of your skin.

Before starting any skin care routine, you need to determine your skin-type. You must know if your skin is oily, dry, sensitive or normal and then select the skin care products suitable for your skin type. Here is a routine that should work for most people regardless of your skin type. 

Proper cleansing of the skin is the first step to a healthy and good looking skin. Cleansing your skin with a cleanser that contains the right ingredients suitable for your skin type will make you look at the mirror and say ‘I look good’. The main ingredients of cleanser are oil, water and wetting agents. They extract dirt and oil from your skin and flush them out making your skin clean.

Exfoliation is another personal skin care routine that should be of great importance. Exfoliation is a way of facilitating the skin in removing dead cells and replacing them with new skin cells. This helps to increase the effectiveness of skin care products on the skin. Exfoliation should take place immediately after cleansing. How many times you exfoliate in a week depends on your skin type. You should exfoliate more in hot and humid weather. 

Another very important thing to consider in personal skin care is moisturizing. Moisturizers help seal the moisture in your skin as well as attract moisture from the air whenever needed. It is important to note that too much use of moisturizers can clog the skin pores and end up harming your skin. To get the best result, moisturizers should be applied when the skin is still damp.

Avoiding too much exposure to the sun’s UV rays is also very important. Using moisturizers with UV protection is advised.

Inculcating all these into your personal skin care routine will give your skin the needed glow and as well as look pretty and youthful.

It is best to consult a dermatologist before using any skin care product and for further advice on any skin condition.

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