Personal skin care is a Routine

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Personal Skin Care is Important

We all know the importance of ‘personal skin care’.  Opinions on the degree of importance of personal skin care can vary from person to person. Some people think that going to the beauty salon the next day is personal skin care. Others believe that restoring skin wellness is just a matter of putting some cream or lotion on your skin every now and then. Others believe that skin pampering  should be done once a month, or once a year.

Still others have been busy with personal skin care. But pampering your skin is not that complicated and not that expensive, considering its benefits. Personalized skin care follows a routine or program tailored to your skin’s needs. Before even starting your routine, determine your skin type (oily, dry, sensitive, normal, etc.) and choose the right skin care product for it (you may need to try a few skin care products). This is a routine that works for most people with normal skin.

The first thing to do in a regular skin care routine is “cleansing”. The three main components of detergents are oil, water and surfactants (wetting agents). Oils and surfactants draw dirt and oil from the skin and water, then rinse away, leaving the skin clean. You may want to try a few cleansers before you find the one that works for you. However, soap-free cleansers should always be used. You should also clean with lukewarm water (both hot and cold water can damage the leather). Be careful not to over-cleanse or damage the leather.

The second thing in your personal skin care routine is exfoliation. The skin follows a natural self-care process where dead cells are removed and replaced with new skin cells. Exfoliation is just one way to improve your skin in the process. Dead skin cells are unable to respond to personal skin care products, but still consume these products, preventing them from reaching new skin cells.

Skin Repair without Surgery

It is important to remove dead skin cells in order to improve the effectiveness of all skin care products. Peeling is usually done after cleansing. As with any skin tag removal treatment, it’s important to know how much exfoliation you need.  Exfoliate 4-5 times a week for oily/normal skin and 1-2 times a week for dry/sensitive skin. Exfoliate a few times in hot, humid weather. The next thing in your self-care routine is a moisturizer.

This is one of the most important things to remember in personal skincare. Even people with oily skin need a moisturizer. Moisturizers not only seal moisture from skin cells, but also absorbs moisture (from the air) when needed. But using too much moisturizer can clog your pores and eventually cause lasting damage. The amount of moisturizer your skin needs will become apparent within a week of use. It’s also best to apply moisturizer while your skin is still damp.

The final element in your regular wellness routine is the application of sunscreen. Many moisturizers (day creams/moisturizers) are equipped with UV protection – so you get a double benefit. This moisturizer is recommended to be used throughout the day (whether sunny or cloudy).

Again, experiment with different wellness products and how much to apply. The best results come from a personalized formula that works best for you. However, if you have any kind of skin dilemma, such as removing moles, warts, or skin tags… it is best to consult a dermatologist before using over the counter repair products.

Avoid Harmful Sunlight

Billions of dollars are spent each year on cosmetic products that promise to prevent wrinkles, lighten age spots, and prevent itching, flaking, or redness. But the easiest and cheapest way to keep your skin healthy and youthful is to avoid the sun. Sunlight is the main cause of wrinkles, dryness and age spots.

Your skin changes with advancing age. For example, you sweat less, which can increase dryness.  Aging skin becomes thinner and loses fat, so it looks less plump and smooth. The underlying structures, especially veins and bones, become more prominent. Your skin may take longer to recover from injury. Being out of sunlight can significantly delay these changes.

Although nothing can completely reverse sun damage, sometimes the skin can heal itself. Therefore, it is never too late to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun.