While the shelves labeled beauty care are laden with various
types of products to help you with your skin, confusion lies in
choosing the right product. So what is the best bet? To choose a
new entrant on the block or wait for something which might still
be much better. Also "whether this will suit my skin type’
remains unanswered. It is important to know how to deal with
our skin. Skin is not any just surface wherein you try and test
various concoctions in pursuit of beauty.
Smartness lies not in believing the promises of the product and
experimenting for experiments sake but understanding the true
type and texture of your skin and caring for it wisely.
Cosmetics come in many form and deciding what is good for your
is often a matter of personal taste. Here is a basic skin care
advice that every woman should know.
- Cleansers cleanse the skin of impurities and restore the
natural oil balance. Liquid cleansers are available in the
market for all skin types. A good cleanser deep cleanses, opens
the pores, and removes excess oil and makeup. Cream based
cleansers are good for dry skin. For oily skin, grains coarse
cleanser should be used. Medicated soaps should be used for
acne and problem skin and hypoallergenic soaps for sensitive
skin. For touch ups throughout the day, use pad cleansers.
- Refreshers complete the cleansing process. They tone, soothe
and hydrate the skin and keep the complexion clear and clean.
Astringents for oily and normal skin types, toners for normal
and dry skin and fresheners are meant for dry sensitive or
- Moisturizers refuel your skin's moisture and nourish it.
Moisturizers form a protective shield to minimize moisture
evaporation and dehydration of dry area. They help restore
skin's natural moisture balance. While oil control moisturizers
control excess oil and prevent blemishes, emollients are creams
for dry skin that replenish the natural supply of the skin's
- Masks exfoliate dead cells from the surface of the skin while
hydrating and moisturizing it. Facial masks for dry skin remove
dry flaky skin, while oily skin facial masks fine tune the
skin's texture, deep cleanse it and control sebum.
- Foundation protects the skin by keeping the moisture in and
dirt out besides giving the skin a flawless look. To choose the
right shade of foundation, test the color on your jaw line and
it should be the same color as your complexion. Use full
coverage foundations for normal to dry skin and medium coverage
ones for normal to oily skin.
Whatever is your skin type, take care of it through cleansing,
toning and moisturizing ritual everyday. Apart from external
help and topical application the skin could do much better with
some effort for the system. Exercise, facial massage and a
healthy diet regime can complement your skincare routine and
help the skin look healthy and nourished always.