Believe you will agree with me that skin which has been looked after should be firm, yet elastic and full of glowing vitality. Maintaining that happy medium means keeping your skin clean and balancing its care to suit every change — from the passing of years to the switch of seasons and temperatures.
Regular cleansing is tremendously important to healthy skin as you need to remove five types of dirt from your face: perspiration, excess oil from the sebaceous glands, dust, dead cells and make-up.
In order for the skin to look young and beautiful, regular protection is necessary. Apart from the actual bone structure, your face is made up of muscles, fat and the fluids which fill the tissues and give your face firmness and fullness. As to how wrinkles appear is when you start to lose muscle mass or fat or fluid. Nevertheless, this gradual loss of the skin’s elasticity is a natural part of the ageing process and you just can’t stop it from happening; however, with the advance in skin care technology, you can definitely slow it down. As the saying said, a little prevention goes a long way towards warding off prematurely wrinkled skin. Proper cleansing helps along with proper toning, moisturising and conditioning.
You may want to know that your skin care needs will need to vary with your age. The pattern to expect is that when in your teens, you tend to have normal, dry or oily problem skin. And in your twenties and thirties, you will have normal, dry or oily skin. When you are in your forties and fifties, you are likely with normal or dry skin. When you are aged sixties, your skin will become very dry.
For those who are in their twenties, they will need to pay special attention to the delicate skin around the eyes — the most sensitive part of the face that easily prone to dryness and wrinkles. Not forgetting to mention is that the throat area is vulnerable too. The same goes to the neck which is particularly prone to ageing because it has very few oil glands.
In addition to your age and for a youthful skin, your skin will need to have its care adjusted. For example, at home and in winter especially, both central heating and constantly varying room temperatures can make your skin feel dehydrated. As such, you need to care more on moisturizing.
On the other hand, holidays at home or abroad too can upset your skin. The weather, including sunlight, temperatures and humidity is generally to blame. From the skin’s point of view, the most detrimental holiday climates are cold dry air (like you are in mountain) and hot dry air (the air that you get in desert). For the cold dry air situation, it is advisable to cleanse less frequently but to apply moisturiser more often. In a hot, dry climate you are bound to perspire more which washes away the benefits of your moisturiser; you therefore need to apply it much more frequently. Make sense?
Cleansing lotion instead of soap and water shall be used wherever you feel that the water is hard and contained chemicals.
I believe proper skin care will make you look young, feel young and be more beautiful.