Women Skin Care Treatment

If you are not already using a skin care routine then you need to know a few basic things that will help you in selecting one that is right for you.

Cleansers: The reason we use a cleanser is to thoroughly cleanse the skin of impurities and help to restore the skin’s natural balance. A cleanser will get deep down into the pores to gently lift and cleanse the skin. There are different types of cleansers to consider, depending on your skin type. It you have dry skin it is often better to use a cream cleanser. You may use a milk type one if you prefer.

If you have oily skin you may prefer a grainy type of cleanser. Always use an oil free one or even a milk one. I don’t recommend a cream one unless it is one specifically for oily skin. If your skin is slightly sensitive always use a fragrance and alcohol free cleanser.

If you have very sensitive skin you should consult with a dermatologist to get advise on the best type of skin care to use on your skin. Never ever apply make up to dirty skin and it will not only look dull but also will built up excessive oils and more dirt and grime.

Refreshers/Toners: A toner is used after cleansing to remove any traces of make up, dirt and grime from your skin. It not only helps to tone your skin but it keeps your skin looking clear and fresh. If you have dry skin then a mild toner is the best to use.

If you have oily skin an astringent is a better toner to use. This usually contains alcohol which will not only stimulate your skin but also closes the pores.

If you have sensitive skin then a gentle unscented refresher is the one for you.

Masks: A mask is a must as it not only exfoliates the dead skin cells but it also hydrates the skin and leaves it feeling soft and moisturised. If you have normal to dry skin then you mainly only need a mask once or twice a week.

If you have oily skin then you will need an exfoliating mask which can be used daily if you have excessively oily skin with large pores as the mask will not only help to reduce the oils but also helps to close the pores again.

If you have sensitive skin, once again, always use an unscented product and use sparingly about once a week.

Moisturisers: A moisturser is used to moisturize and protect your skin. It is always recommended that you use one daily as it also replenishes your skin. If you have dry skin use one that is also an emollient as this will also replenish the loss of the skin’s oil.

If you have oily skin, you need to use an oil controlling one that will also help to restore your natural skin balance.

If you have sensitive skin then you should use a light one that is unscented.

You should always use a moisturiser that has a sun protectant in it and always apply under your make up base as it will improve your protection and help with the application of the make up.

Foundation: Using a foundation or make up base is probably one of the most important products in your skin care routine. A lot of people do not use foundation as they either don’t know how to apply it or mistakenly believe that it is not good for their skin. Make up is very good for your skin, as long as you remove it before going to bed at night. Make up base not only moisturises your skin but it protects it at the same time by keeping dirt and grime out. Also by using a foundation with a sun protectant in it, you will also help to protect your skin against the sun’s harmful rays. Always use a base that is the right colour for your complexion. To get the correct shade, blend a little foundation into your jaw line and test the colour with your own skin tone. Never test the colour on the back of your hand as your hand is nothing like the skin on your face and neck. Once you have chosen the correct shade make sure that you are using the right one for your skin type. If you have normal to dry skin, use a moisturising one. If you have oily skin always use an oil controlling or oil free base and if you have sensitive, don’t forget to check that it is hypo allergenic. When using make up base, never go too heavy when applying this and a good idea is to get into the habit of using a sea sponge to apply it with. Not only will you get a nicer coverage but you will not get any nasty tell tale lines around the jaw line. Nothing looks worse that seeing where the make up finishes. This can also be avoided by choosing the correct shade for your skin tones. Remember that while you are wearing make up it protects your skin against the environment but it moisturises your skin while you have it on.

Always cleanse and moisturise each day as if you don’t then your left on make up will clog the pores as well as cause blackheads. Your skin will also become dull as well as feel dry and flaky. This simple routine only takes a few minutes each day but the reward for following it will be a healthy, glowing skin with less noticeable lines and wrinkles. You will start to receive compliments about how good your skin is looking so it is definitely worth keeping up your skin care routine. Lastly, the most important thing that you can do for your skin is to keep out of the sun, always use products with a sun protectant and drink lots of water, especially in the summer months to hydrate the skin.

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