April 27, 2010

Skin Care - A Complete Guide

We all know that our skin can never look the same all through our life. We could have had great skin in our teens or 20's, but with each passing year the skin type changes. Here's what you need to know on how to keep your skin looking fresh for life.

The Teens:

o Even if you endowed with good skin, assure you follow a regular skin care routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

o Cleanse your face regularly twice a day, and make use of a good sunscreen.

o If you skin tends to break out or is acne prone, never ignore it and get it checked by a dermatologist as early as possible.

o Maintain a proper diet. Have lots of fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water.

The 20's:

o Check for any fine lines and wrinkles and keep your skin moisturized at all times.

o Never forget the wonders of sunscreen. Apply it even if you are indoors.

o Cleanse your face twice a day and never go to bed with your make-up on.

o Exfoliation should be a part of your skin care routine. Nevertheless, don't exfoliate too often. Once in a fortnight is suffice.

o Follow the usual skin care regimen.

The 30's:

o Your skin needs more care now than ever before. If you have not safeguarded your skin from the damaging rays of the sun, this is when the effects will start showing up.

o Apply a night cream regularly. The skin works effectively in the night. It tends to soak more.

o Never keep your skin dry as it cause a lot of damage. Opt for a good moisturizer that suits your skin type.

o A good facial once or twice a month is advisable to keep the skin fresh and glowing.

The 40's and 50's:

o The skin undergoes a lot of changes now. This is when menopause sets in causing more problems, both physically and mentally.

o Adopt a good skin care regimen.

o When it doubt, get the opinion of a good beautician or dermatologist.

o Fine lines and wrinkles tend to become more visible if proper attention is not given to the skin.

o Opt for a good night cream and follow a healthy diet.


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