Your skin is a living organ that covers the whole body. It is your body’s largest organ measuring 1.5 square meters. Its thickness varies from 0.05mm on the eyelids, where it is at its most delicate and translucent, to 0.6mm on the sole of the feet, where it is at its toughest.
With the exception of the palm of the hands and soles of the feet, the skin is covered with hair follicles.
The skin functions are to protect the body, to help regulate body temperature by perspiration, and to excrete waste products such as water and salt.
Whatever your skin type, there are three basic factors to bear mind if you want a youthful-looking complexion.
1- You will need to cleanse regularly.
2- To hydrate properly.
3- And to provide protection from the elements before you address any problems that specifically relate to your skin type. Your skin care regime doesn’t necessarily have to be time consuming or entail the use of different products.
CLEANSING: Don’t over-clean the skin, Skin is meant to act as a barrier, keeping irritants out and moisture in, When you over cleanse, you strip away essential lipids and cellular matter which are responsible for retaining the skin’s moisture. This will lead to heightened sensitivity, which in turn can result in mild redness and deramatitis.
Over cleansing can also cause de-hydration and premature aging. The pores can become inflamed and irritated, up setting the skin’s cell-renewal process and leading to clog pores and evens to adult Acne.
HYDRATING: Whether you opt for a gel, a cream or a lotion, you need to find a moisturizer that will suit your skin type. This skin care absorb only a finite number of ingredients and any over rich or unsuitable products will simply clog the pores, leaving the way open for a variety of unsightly problems.
PROTECTING: The sun is the skin’s deadliest enemy, being responsible for some 90% of premature aging. Always protect your skin with a product containing a skin protection factor of at least 15-remember, even on the cloudiest days the sun’s ultraviolet rays will penetrate the clouds. Those who want to look radiant and healthy should think about incorporating a self tanning preparation into their beauty regime.
OILY SKINS: You should look for products that control the activity of the sebaceous glands, as it is non-possible to “reprogram”. This type of skin, most suffers fear that products containing oil will exacerbate the problem, through this aren’t strictly true it is best to opt for oil-free preparations. If you’re prone to blackheads and clogged pores, steam your face over a bowl of nearing-boiling water, than slather on a deep- cleansing face mask, once a week. This will literally vacuum-clean your skin. Doing try to avoid using moisturizer, otherwise you’ll end up with dehydrated skin.
THIRSTY SKINS: These are either dry skins, which lack oil, or dehydrated skins, which lack water products, exist to redress the balance. Dry skin is either hereditary or occurs as a result of harsh weather, exposure to the sun or age. You need to invest in a rich moisturizer, avoid wash off cleansers and use creamy formulations. Do not use alcohol-based toners and fuel the skin internally with evening primrose oil. To treat dehydrated skin exfoliates regularly as a buildup of dead skin can step products, which draw atmospheric moisture in from working effectively.
SENSITIVE/STRESSED SKINS: These usually feel tight and look blotchy. They can flare up after trying new products, sun exposure and harsh weather. Avoid perfumed products or those with unnatural colorant alcohol or chemical sunscreens. Creamy cleansers will be soothing. Shield delicate; skims with products containing a sunscreen and avoid those with ALPHA HYDOXY ACIDS (AHAS). Networks of broken blood vessels can occur, on the nose and cheeks. Take preventive steps by using sunscreen and rich protective barrier cream, Avoid exposure to extreme weather conditions, spicy food and hot water.