|GUIDELINES OF SKIN CARE ACCORDING TO YOUR
Once you have determined your skin type, you
are ready to learn how to care for it. Whatever your skin type, oily or dry,
moisture is the key to a young-looking skin for it it stops the tissues from
becoming dehydrated and creates an automatic barrier against the harmful
Some creams feed moisture into the skin and
hold it there and others improve the texture by exfoliating and moisturizing at
the same time.
CARE FOR COMBINATION SKIN
Combination skin presents the need for
carefully managing both dry and oily skin. Your effort should be towards
striking a balance to reduce the oiliness of the greasy parts and lubricating
the dry areas.
Individual attention and care is desired for
both types of skin. This might sound difficult but once you have chosen the
right skin care products, the routine will become quite simple.
Cleaning as a rule comes first. The dry area
should be wiped with light re-hydrant gel, using moist cotton wool. Wash the oily
area with a medicated soap. Rub a mixture of beauty grains and skin tonic on the
area that is prone to blackhead (nose and chin). Wash off. Tone the entire face
with skin tonic using a cotton wool pad. Pat the skin dry. This routine should
be followed out at least two times a day.
Moisturizing might require, light massaging
with a nourishing cream on the dry regions. Choose a skin care product that is
not too oily. Wipe off all the cream with a moist cotton wool after 20 min.
You can follow the same routine for
moisturizing your complete body. If you observe any spots or eruptions on oily
areas, apply an anti-pimple lotion (after consulting a physician on the one
suitable for your skin) and leave it on.
Besides you might be able to find skin care
products in the market suitable for the both types of skin. A suitable sunscreen
will protect the skin from dehydration and environmental pollution.
Use a light liquid moisturizer if you feel
dryness on your skin . A skin tonic with rose water base would be suitable for a
combination skin. You can even use a medicated mask not more than twice a week
to manage a combination skin.
Avoid using strong astringents on your skin,
for it might lead to excessive dryness, leaving the skin tight and dehydrated.
Sulphur, onion, garlic, curd, yeast,
fuller's earth, herbs and vegetable juices are all useful in treating a
blemished pimple skin
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SKIN CARE FOR OILY SKIN
Oily skin requires move cleansing than any
other skin. An oily skin tends to pick up dirt and grime from the atmosphere
which clogs the pores and produces blackheads.
A proper method of cleansing is the form of
preventive care that can be given to an oily skin. There are three steps
involved in cleansing:-
(1) The surface film of oil and dirt must be
removed. Wash your skin with a medicated soap using lukewarm water. Special
non-alkaline soaps in cream form are available and have been used with success
for skins affected by acne.
(2) Free the pores of the accumulated grease
so that blackheads are discouraged.
A mixture of beauty grains and skin tonic can
be rubbed gently on the skin to clean the skin of dead cells and dislodge
hardened oil from the pores. You will need to consult a dermatologist before
using any product for your skin types. Besides try the products first on hidden
part of the body. A circular motion should be used to rub the grains gently,
stimulating the skin to shed dead cells and unclog the pores. If your suffering
from any skin disorder, do not, try any product without consulting your
The skin tonic applied after cleansing has a
healing action and also helps to tighten the pores and refresh the skin. Rose
water would prove to be an excellent skin tonic.
(3) The texture of the skin should improve by
following the above mentioned skin care you will be achieve shrinking of pores
and improvement in the texture of skin. Through cleansing the problem of acne
can be avoided. Deep pore cleansing helps in improving both the texture and
colour of the skin, apart from correcting the imbalances.
The last step involved is moisturising to act
as barrier between the skin and harmful environmental elements. Hormone creams
and lotions, vitamin products, serum ampoules, anti-wrinkle and lotions all come
in the category of moisturizing and nourishing creams.
Consult a dermatologist before using any
product on your skin especially if you scem to be suffering from any one of skin
disorders e.g. acne, cysts and pustules.
Honey is a natural moisturizer best suited
for oily skin type.
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SKIN CARE FOR DRY
You were informed earlier about the signs of
a dry skin. In this section you will be learning how to take care of your skin.
You need to adopt suitable measures, for if you neglect you will be confronted
with wrinkles and fine lines.
The first step in your routing should be
cleansing. Cleansing should be done with a cream by gently massaging it into the
skin with light upward and outward stroke, paying particular attention to the
greases of the nose, under the chin, neck and ear lobes.
Always use moist cotton wool to clean
your face to prevent absorption
of the moisture from the skin.
After a bath, add a tsp of liquid
Paraffin in your last bath and pour it down your shoulder. This will help to
keep your skin moist all day long and protect the skin against harsh effects
The second step in your daily routine should
be toning, which is an essential follow-up of the cleansing process. Toning
removes the last stages of cleanser and dissolves dirt.
It is a advisable to use a skin tonic lotion
strong skin tonics or astringents need to be avoided as they are suitable for
oily skin. Rose water, is one of the oldest skin freshener that can be
The next step is nourishing the skin with a nourishing
cream smothered upwarded over the face and downwards from the chin.
The drier your skin, the move lavish you
should be with your use of moisturizers either in cream or liquid form. A
nourishing cream, with Vitamin E, would work wonders.
The area which needs special care is the area
around the eyes, elbows, hands and feets.
Natural ingredients like honey, milk, aloe
vera, avocados, younghurt and egg are good for nourishing the skin. camomile oil
can be added to nourishing creams to help soften rough, coarse skin.
The main aim is to create a balance between
oil and moisture to achieve a healthy skin.
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