Good Skin Care Regimen for Healthy Face Skin
Cleansing, Toning, Moisturizing – who doesn’t know this basic face care routine? But to make the best out of your beautiful face it is important for you to know more than just the basics. Face is the focus of attention when it comes to beauty and attractiveness. Face – the part of the body that represents a person’s identity should always be pampered with utmost care. This calls for a careful facial care regimen.
Start with a adopting a cleansing habit. Any facial cleanser is good as long as it removes dirt and impurities and has no side effects. If your skin is oily and prone to acne, use face washes containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. You might have been told that the more you clean the better it is, but please know that over washing causes rebound production of excessive oil and skin breakouts.
Washing twice a day with lukewarm water is ideal. Clean your face in the morning and at night. This is enough to keep your face healthy. A reminder for you once again – Over washing is bad for the facial skin. Likewise, over exfoliating is equally harmful. Exfoliate your skin only twice a week with a scrubber. Products containing glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid are very effective for exfoliation.
When washing the face, always splash water onto the eyes. The skin around the eyes is very delicate, so never exfoliate it. Be very gentle while cleaning the eyes. After washing, pat your face dry with a gentle towel. Don’t rub your face, let the fine mist of water remain on the skin because it helps moisturizers to work better on the skin.
In the morning, it is not necessary to apply skin toner if you have a dry skin because toners provide the extra cleansing for removing make up and sunscreens, which you need at night. In the morning when you face is already clean, toners are not necessary. However, if your skin is very oily you might want to use astringent. Use a cotton ball to rub astringent/toner onto the facial skin.
Use facial moisturizers containing a minimum sun protection of SPF 15 at day. Preventing sun damage is the most important thing you can do to your face. If there’s a chance that you will stay outdoor in the sun for a long time use a sunscreen with spf 30. Use waterproof sunscreen when required.Wear light moisturizers at day, and thicker night creams at night. At night the skin is in the repair mode so it needs more hydration.
To cure skin damages like sun spots and age spots lightening cream might seem like an option but try to avoid them since most lightening creams contain toxic metals that initially even out complexion but harm skin in the long run. Use natural remedies like lemon juice and other organic products for hyper pigmentation. You can use antioxidant creams containing niaciamide to neutralize free radicals in the skin. Anti ageing cream containing retinol is also ideal for the skin.
Go for professional facials every month for removing white heads and black heads. Facials remove deep impurities in the pores and bring out a smoother, healthier complexion. At home you can try organic face packs and mud packs but avoid chemical peelings. Chemical peelings should always be done by expert medical practitioners.