As you may know, no skin can ever be 100 per cent clean from one moment to the next; in view that our skin is constantly discharging a certain amount of sebum and perspiration to keep the moisture and oil balance within the inner skin at a healthy state. Despite this, you still have to make sure that all the superficial debris is cleansed away regularly otherwise pores will become blocked and blemishes will start.
You may also notice that people with a really clean skin will exhibit a uniform color and translucency — free of debris to allow the upper skin layer to admit and reflect light. Since sebum flows at varying rates for different skin types, an adequate cleansing routine for one skin may be far from sufficient for another. As a basic, every skin should be cleansed in the morning to remove the dead skin and oils discharged during the night, follow by another cleansing at bedtime and every time when you applied fresh make-up. The question on how often you need to cleanse your skin is much depended on your skin type – people with oily skin will need more cleansings in a day to the extent of four or five cleansings.
Toning up – many people overlook this but I would suggest you not to ignore this extension of cleansing simply because toning will help tone or freshen up your skin after you have cleansed it. It is suggested to choose an astringent lotion, a skin freshener or a toner that can help remove traces of make-up or oil from your skin. Usually the fresheners should help to tighten the pores temporarily and to stimulate circulation.
Adding moisture is an important part of any beauty routine, be it in summer or winter. A moisturizer is needed to help you delay the evaporation of natural moisture in your skin. You may not want to confuse the loss of moisture with the loss of oils as they are two different skin processes. For oily skins that lose moisture and oil, lightweight moisturizers will be of great help to them. For people with oil-starved skins, it is suggested to use heavier moisturizers that can add lubrication and moisture to help their skin to retain liquid for a healthier and youthful looking skin.
One important point to note is that your face is constantly exposing to elements such as sun, wind and cold weather which often dry out your skin. For office working environment, the central heating system may create a very dry atmosphere which can really upset the natural moisture levels in your skin.