Winter has come and the frost is not only biting the nose but also the whole face. Fortunately, with a facial skin care routine that meets your exact skin care needs, you can be on the road to a healthy and radiant skin tone.
YOUR SKIN IS DRY OR SENSITIVE IF:
Stings or burns when skin care products are used
the is easily annoyed
Sometimes looks red and inflamed
Feels itchy, dry, rough and flaky
Face Skin Care For Dry Skin:
Regular bath soaps clean well but are powerfully alkaline and irritating to dry and sensitive skin ms glow acne. Transparent soaps containing glycerine and alcohol may also dry out too much. Thus, as an alternative to soap, dermatologists suggest sensitive and soap-free skin cleansers. If your skin is very dry or sensitive, you may need to alternate a washable lotion with a sensitive skin bar. After cleansing dry skin, apply a mild, hypoallergenic, preservative-free, all-purpose, water-based moisturizer. For extremely dry skin, hydrate with petroleum jelly or a 20% urea oil based lotion. After cleansing sensitive skin, apply a light, hypoallergenic, unscented moisturizer such as Eucerin. To check your tolerance to the product, apply some moisturizer behind the ears for the first few days.
YOUR SKIN IS NORMAL IF:
Generally soft and flexible
Generally clear / smudge free
Does not look dry or oily
Facial skin care for normal skin:
You are one of those lucky people whose faces can be abused and yet recover, looking fresher than ever. Almost every cleanser (from ordinary soap to sensitive skin bars) works for you. If you need a moisturizer – some people with normal skin don’t need it! – choose a lightweight, hypoallergenic, preservative-free all-purpose water-based moisturizer after washing.
YOUR SKIN IS OILY IF:
o Has enlarged pores or blackheads
o Looks bright and gets oily
Face Skin Care For Oily Skin:
Regular bath soap, morning and evening, is suitable for cleansing – your skin really benefits from the drying effect of strongly alkaline bath soaps. If necessary, use an astringent pad at noon. Since your skin is naturally oily, you may not have to
a moisturizer. But if you choose, choose one that is not comedogenic (will not cause acne) and is oil-free or water-based – Neutrogena or Aveeno, for example.
YOUR SKIN IS COMBINED IF:
o Is oily on forehead, nose or chin
o It is dry on the cheeks and around the eyes
Face skin care for mixed skin:
Dermatologists recommend one of two cleansing routines for women with mixed skin. You can wash with a mild facial cleanser in the morning and use an alcohol-free astringent in oily areas at the end of the day. Or wash with a soap-free cleanser in dry areas and with ordinary bath soap in oily areas. Treat dry spots like dry skin and apply a non-comedogenic water-based or oil-free moisturizer all over your face.
Skin care tips for all skin types:
No matter how oily, dry or sensitive your skin, always gently cleanse. Use warm (not hot) water and your fingertips (not a wash cloth). Rinse well. Then use a towel to dry (not rub) the face. Wash your face no more than once or twice a day. After drying the skin, apply moisturizer to the skin while it is still moist to ensure it is absorbed. Unless your moisturizer provides protection from harmful sun rays, consider applying a light sunscreen as well.