desires to look beautiful. Beauty is the outcome of constant
care. The more you nurture and pamper your skin, you will get
better results in future. Though a balanced diet is very important
for the skin, just 10 minutes of beauty care should also be
a part of our daily habit.
know your skin type, wash your face and do not apply any skin
care product to it. After an hour press a tissue paper to
your forehead, cheeks, chin, and nose.
If there's no oily residue on the
tissue, you have normal skin. This skin type is neither oily
nor dry. It is smooth, soft and supple.
If skin particles appear on the
tissue or are evident on your skin, you have dry skin. This
type of skin lacks moisture and is prone to fine lines.
If all areas reveal oily residue,
you have oily skin. This type of skin is shiny and greasy
and they often have enlarged pores and are prone to blackheads
If some areas of your skin leave
an oily residue (i.e., your T-Zone - forehead, nose, chin)
while others do not, you have combination skin. Combination
skin is very common.
for Normal Skin :
Wash your face every day, twice a day with a gentle cleanser
or a low-alkaline soap. Use a light moisturizer. Protect your
skin with sunscreen (minimum SPF 15). Avoid products that
are very oily or dry.
for Combination Skin :
Wash your face once or twice a day with a gentle cleanser.
Use a light moisturizer on the dry parts of your face (those
not in the more oily T-zone area, which includes your chin,
nose and forehead). Use a gentle alcohol-free toner at least
once or twice a week to remove excess oil. Use only non-comedogenic,
oil-free cosmetics. Apply a non-comedogenic, oil-free sunscreen
(minimum SPF 15) when you are exposed to the sun.
for Dry Skin :
Clean your skin with "superfatted" soaps (contain
fatty ingredients such as cocoa butter, lanolin) or creamy
cleansers no more than one or two times a day. Avoid highly
alkaline products as they may irritate your skin. Moisturize
your skin every day. If your skin is extremely dry, you may
want to apply a heavy cream at bedtime in addition to your
daily moisturizer. Protect your skin from further dryness
by using a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15). If your skin is also
sensitive, avoid products with fragrances or dyes.
for Oily Skin :
Wash your face gently with a mild, non-irritating cleanser,
no more than once or twice a day. Don't overscrub. Too much
scrubbing can be irritating. Avoid using creamy moisturizers
and sunscreens and use "non-comedogenic" or "non-acnegenic"
products instead. Non-comedogenic products will not clog pores.
Use a gentle alcohol-free toner at least once or twice a week
to remove excess oil. If you think your acne is beyond self-treatment,
see a Dermatologist. A Dermatologist can help you diagnose
your type of acne and provide you with a personalized treatment
regimen that works for you. Sun-tanning may temporarily dry
out oily skin and camouflage pimples, but acne usually flares
up again as the skin begins to shed dry and dead cells caused
by sun exposure. Apply a non-comedogenic, oil-free sunscreen
(minimum SPF 15) when exposed to the sun.