Ladies, Your Skin Need Love
Your skin is the largest organ on your body, it protects most of your body parts which then means it’s very important and you need to learn to take care of it. Now, a point I need to make clear is that a proper skin routine is essential and should not be taken as a luxury, but rather as a lifestyle due to the fact that the skin is the most exposed part of your body.
Below I’ve created basic, simple but effective ways in which you can start maintaining a daily skin routine that can improve your facial appearance.
WHAT IS OILY SKIN
If your skin has an underlying congestion, has breakouts, blackheads and is mostly appearing red/sensitive it is likely to be an oily skin.
If you have an oily skin I would recommend you use a gel cleanser to keep the pores open while removing the greasiness, dead skin cells and to make sure that you don't cause any blemishes.
Wash your face morning and night, and if possible use a toothbrush, but boil it first to remove bacterias and to help make the brush becomes soft, which will help to exfoliate the skin. The brush can be used at least twice a week.
Your skin might not need to be moisturized due to its oiliness, but if you do decide to use a moisturizer I would advise you to use an oil free lotion with an SPF.
WHAT IS COMBINATION
Usually combination skin is dry on the chicks and tends to be oily on the T-zone.
A milky cleanser would be the best, and most suitable. A mild glycolic acid or gentle, non soap wash that will not strip off the oil but help reduce the dirt and dead skin cell trapped in the pores and leaving the skin feeling refreshed.
Please use a mild scrubs with synthetic beads so that it's not too harsh on the skin at least twice a week.
WHAT IS DRY SKIN
Without natural oils, your skin can be left looking and feeling dry. Although dry patches on the face can also be caused by medications, hormone imbalances, or skin conditions, dry patches are commonly caused by incorrect skin care and extreme weather conditions.
When it comes to dry skin, creams and oils are more effective than lotions. Use your cream based cleansers or milk cleanser that doesn't have too much foam. The goal is to add as much moisture as you can. You can also use petroleum jelly as it traps the moisture inside the your skin.
Avoid rubbing and scrubbing your face as it can irritate your skin. Exfoliate at least once a week using a scrub with synthetic beads. A night care and a once off mask can help control some of the conditions associated with dry skin like dehydration and sensitivity.
For all the above skin types, make sure to avoid detergents in soap because it strips off the natural moisture in your skin. In every after faceal care the skin should feel smooth and soft, if your skin feels irritated, tight, dry and sensitive consider using a different product.
Also, avoid touching, scratching and rubbing your face or even squeezing out the pustules and breakouts. One thing that most people don't know is that you should avoid using hot water to wash your face. Instead, use your hands to wash your face by applying the face product to your index fingers, then rubbing it to your face and use warm water to rinse of the product.
Even though a basic skin care routine can improve your skin health, I would also recommend you exercise, eat a healthy, balanced diet and a once a month get a treatment from a skin care specialist as that can make so much of a difference.
Remember a skin care should not be a luxury, it should be a lifestyle.