Many people take facial care for granted. They forget
that skin care has several basic rules.
First, your skin needs to be kept as clean as possible.
Second, the skin needs to be protected from sunlight and
other environmental harms. The skin of the face needs
even more attention than the rest of the body because
it has more oil glands, especially the central forehead,
eye areas, nose and chin. One needs to perform a brief
morning session for the facial skin and a longer cleaning
and moisturizing before going to bed.
In the morning you should clean your face with lukewarm
water and a creamy cleanser or purifying gel wash. Avoid
bar soap because this strips the natural moisturizing
factors from the skin, leaving it feeling very tight and
dry. Do not rub the skin dry, instead, blot it gently
with a towel. Your morning facial care can be done in
the shower or at the sink.
The evening starts just like the morning. First, you should
clean your face with lukewarm water and a creamy cleanser
or purifying gel wash. These skin cleansers will remove
your make-up at the same time you wash your face.
Never go to bed with your make-up on. Make-up that is
left on overnight clogs the pores and prevents the skin
cells from shedding, which may cause blemishes and/or
blackheads. The skin needs to breathe over night.
The most important thing that you can do for your facial
skin is to avoid sunlight or use liberal amounts of sunscreen.
Sunlight causes the skin to age and causes skin cancer,
which is the most common malignancy in humans. The most
common location for these tumors is the face. If you do
not believe that the sun ages your skin, then look at
the skin under your upper arm and compare it to the skin
on your face and the back of the hands.
Alpha hydroxy acid applied daily will help prevent acne
out breaks if you have acne prone skin. If you have acne
and the above measures do not help, see your dermatologist.
There are many prescription treatments for acne or try
beauty skin devices. Once you have your skin care
regimen down, it will only take five to ten minutes a