Skin care products have evolved considerably over the years. Back in the days’ people just used some soaps and water cleansing to take care of their skins. Before you start designing your own skin care regime, you must first know and understand the workings of some of the most popular skin care products.
1 Facial Washes
Facial washes are usually liquids, they are lathered along with water and used over the skin to clear off dirt, grime, and stale make-up that are sticking to the skin surface.
2 Cleansing bars
Normal and everyday soaps are detergent based, hence they have a drying effect on your skin. Cleansing bars, on the other hand, doesn’t drain out the moisture content in your skin. They are gentle on your skin and retains the natural oil content. These bars are really refreshing for people with oily skin type. They keep the pores free from dust particles, and harmful bacterias, thus preventing the formation of pimples and blackheads.
3 Cream cleansers
Cream cleansers are oil based, so they are a very good option for people with dry skin type. Its fluid consistency makes it more easily spreadable over the skin surface. Its oil content will get mixed up with the dirt and makeup, which then can be easily removed using cotton.
4 Toners and astringents
Toners and astringents are mainly used to remove excess oil from your skin surface. They have a cooling refreshing effect on your skin. Astringents contain alcohol and they are highly recommended for people with oily skin. Toners are good for normal and combination skin types. These products should not be used for dry skin and sensitive skin, as it can get really drying. Whenever a particular product has a stingy and irritating effect on your skin, it is highly recommended to use a milder foundation or dilute it using distilled water, which is easily available on most pharmacies and drug stores.
It is a common misunderstanding that moisturizers add moisture to your skin surface. It doesn’t work that way. I form a thin film over your skin and prevents the loss of natural oil content in your skin. Result? It makes your skin feel smooth and soft. People with dry skin type should opt for a thicker moisturizer. Generally, moisturizers can be used on all skin types, and dermatologists highly recommend using it. One of the prime ingredients which you need to look for while purchasing a moisturizer is a UV filter. This will protect your skin from burning sun rays whenever you move out in the hot sun.
6 Eye make-up removers
Eye make-ups demand products that can be very hard to remove. In these cases, normal cleansers are of very little help. So you need a specially formulated eye make-up removers in these cases. If you use waterproof mascaras, then just make sure you are choosing a product that is very effective in removing it.
Face masks supply your skin with the needed moisture content. Additionally, it offers a deep cleanse by getting rid of specks of dirt and grime that might be sticking on to your skin surface.
8 Facial scrubs and exfoliators
Facial scrubs and exfoliators available in either gel or cream form. They contain tiny sand-like particles on them. When you lather some of these cream over your skin surface and gently massage it, these tiny abrasive particles will dislodge the dead skin cells exposing the new cells underneath it. You need to make sure that you are not getting very aggressive and apply too much pressure over the skin surface while massaging with a scrubber, which could lead to skin damage.
9 Eye Creams
The skin around your eyes is much thinner than the skin that is present in other areas of your body. This is one of the reasons why wrinkles first start to appear around your eyes. Eye creams are specially formulated to reduce and get rid of those fine lines. Additionally, they can also reduce puffiness and under-eye shadows.
10 Night Creams
It is during your sleep at night, your skin starts to heal itself and fight the free radicals that might be leading to an inflammation and infection. Night creams are really helpful to provide an extra boost to this healing and recovery mechanism. Night creams usually have a thicker consistency and should be applied before going to bed.