Skin Care Products
Building your skin care regime
Taking care of your skin may require a little work, but the right products make it well worth the effort.
Products making up your daily skin care regime, both morning and evening, should include a cleanser, toner, exfollient and moisturizer. Why?
A gentle skin cleanser cleans your skin and removes makeup and toner refreshes your skin while removing any trace amounts of makeup. A good exfollient containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy Acids (BHA) can remove dead skin cells and promote new cell growth for healthy looking skin. And as for moisturizer, a daytime moisturizer with SPF will protect you from sun damage, while a nighttime moisturizer will replenish your skin while you sleep.
The Cost of Good Skin Care
All of these products can be purchased at different price points. Whether you choose the drugstore's discount skin care products or the premium professional skin care products, or a combination thereof, the key feature of a quality product is one that works for you. Avoid products with strong fragrances and chemical preservatives if you have sensitive skin.
Choose natural skin care products over those with chemical ingredients whenever possible, but be aware that not all natural products are irritant-free. Ingredients like fennel, peppermint, and ylang ylang oils can often be equally as irritating as chemical components, depending on your skin.
Whether you’re looking for self tanner, body wash or the latest retinoid cream, consider shopping online for your favorite products. There are great deals to be had, especially on sites with wholesale skin care products, and if you already know they work for you, it’s a great way to stock up.
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- No matter what your skin type, acne-prone, dry, normal or oily, a daily application of skin moisturizer will protect your skin from the elements and help it replenish itself. More about Facial Moisturizer
No matter what your skin type, acne-prone, dry, normal or oily, a daily application of skin moisturizer will protect your skin from the elements and help it replenish itself. You have many options based on your skin type. Dry skin creams may contain oils for extra hydration, tinted moisturizers can help normal to oily and oily skin simply because they combine two products in one, and aging skin can benefit from skin firming cream.
But the best moisturizer, according to many skin care experts is one with three features: It supplies skin with ingredients that help maintain structure, reduce free radical damage and promote normal skin cell functionality.
However, a moisturizer is only the best if it works for you. Don’t be snowed by high end products, but don’t be afraid to try them either. If they work better than the discount cream you buy at the drugstore, the results might be worth the price.
- Skin toners come in three basic types: refreshers, tonics and astringents. Refreshers are the most gentle, containing water and a humectant like glycerin to keep moisture in the skin. More about Skin Toner
Skin toners come in three basic types: refreshers, tonics and astringents. Refreshers are the most gentle, containing water and a humectant like glycerin to keep moisture in the skin. They’re perfect for people who have sensitive skin but who still want that fresh-faced look.
Tonics are stronger, containing about 20% alcohol as well as water and a humectant. Most skin types can handle occasional use of tonics but you should watch for signs of dryness or flaking to make sure you’re not causing any damage. Astringents are the strongest toners, containing up to 60% alcohol, antiseptic ingredients, water and a humectant. These should be used only occasionally (perhaps once a week) unless you are sure your skin reacts well to regular use.
Skin toners should be used after you cleanse your skin with a water-soluble cleanser or face wash and before you exfoliate or apply a skin firming lotion. They’re a great part of your skin care regime and may help give you healthier, younger-looking skin.