Skin care is the collection of practices that support skin health, improve its physical appearance and alleviate skin ailments. They include proper use of moisturizers, avoidance of too much sun exposure, intake of nutritional supplements, intake of vitamins and other nutrients, and avoidance of skin irritations. Skin care includes a detailed strategy for skin care which includes diagnosis and evaluation of skin disorders, selection and maintenance of the most appropriate skin type, assessment of skin care needs, use of skin care products and advice on the preparation of a skin care program. Skin care includes a comprehensive methodology and it encompasses a variety of approaches such as exfoliation, acne management, removal of skin tags and surgical facelifts. The skin needs to be looked after properly since its elasticity is directly dependent on the amount of nourishment it receives. Skin care includes the care of the body and face skin and involves the complete evaluation and prevention of skin disorders.
An exfoliating cleanser can help maintain a healthy glow and at the same time remove all those dead skin cells which weigh down the face. Facial cleansers are usually made of mixtures of different ingredients including salicylic acid, glycolic acid, resorcinol, triclosan, pumice stone and retinoids. It is usually applied during a skin care routine and after regular washing with a gentle facial cleanser. The best facial cleanser must have some natural ingredient which can help rejuvenate and restore the skin tone, reduce blemishes and inflammation, and reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Regular cleansing and exfoliation promote the production of collagen, improves skin texture and suppleness, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and prevents the formation of new ones. Skin care experts recommend performing a routine once or twice a week, which could include a facial cleanser and toner, toner to remove any traces of dirt left behind from cleansing, and a moisturizer for normal skin that could be either oil-based or water-based. A good skin care routine includes cleaning your face thoroughly using a gentle cleanser and then preparing your skin by applying a toner to remove any traces of dirt, oil or makeup products that may have worked their way into your pores. After applying your toner you should apply a moisturizer that contains natural ingredients like olive oil, Babassu palm wax, and Maracuja passion fruit extract. Cleansing and toning should always be done in the morning when your skin is at its freshest and most supple.
Facial toners can be used to remove make up and debris that have worked their way into the pores. If you suffer from acne, remember that pimples occur at night so if you use a toner at night, you will wake up with smoother and clearer looking skin in the morning. Toner and cleanser can be used every other day as a follow up to the initial cleansing. It should always be done after washing your face so that the toner does not get absorbed into the pores. Toner and cleanser also have the added benefit of helping to remove any traces of dirt, oil or makeup products that were missed during the cleansing process.
It is a good idea to purchase sunscreen in a kit that contains an SPF rating and possibly some moisturizers. It is important to use sunscreen each and every time you go out in the sun and it is even more important to use sunscreen when you are going to be spending time indoors such as at work or at home. It is a good idea to purchase a couple of sunscreen bottles with various SPFs since you may wear different sunscreen formulations throughout the day. Sunscreen in a kit which contains both cleanser and toner is the best solution for a daily or twice weekly skin care regimen.
Once you have finished with your daily or twice weekly skin care regimen, it is time to apply the cleansers or toners that contain the sunscreen. Lotions and toners work better if they are applied with a cotton pad rather than rubbed in as is sometimes recommended. There are many toners which are available both over the counter and from specialty cosmetic clinics. If you would like to get rid of wrinkles or aging spots a specialist would be able to recommend a specific type of lotion or serum which will speed up the disappearance of these signs. However, if you are only concerned about removing blemishes or uneven skin tone there are also some excellent serums which will do just that.