Let’s face it, your face is important. It is the first thing people notice on you, well, usually. It’s not surprising that you want to put your best face forward. Your best face is one that is clear, blemish-free, youthful and glowing. Of course, all of this can be hard to accomplish. You need the help of good skin care products. There are so many products — creams, moisturizers, toners and exfoliators – that your mind can go into a frenzy. Where do you start? What is this for? Let’s look at the breakdown of all these products and see what will work best for you.
The key to a great complexion is to start off with a great cleanser. You need a product that will deep clean to unclog pores which can lead to things like acne and blackheads. In addition, there are cleansers for different skin tones. If you have oily skin, look for a cleanser specifically designed for oily skin. The same thing goes with dry skin. If you suffer from oil around the T-area (forehead and nose) and maybe dryness on the cheeks, check out a combination cleanser. You should be able to use your cleanser every day, preferably twice a day, for the best results.
Quench Your Skin’s Thirst
After you cleanse, a good moisturizer is a must in your skin care routine. A moisturizer is going to replenish your skin and put back the vitamins and nutrients that it craves. The right moisturizer will give your face the perfect, healthy glow without leaving you shiny. You should look for a moisturizer that gives your face a nice, refreshing feeling. For younger faces, try a nice, lightweight moisturizer to keep your skin soft and supple. For more mature faces, choose a moisturizer that is a little more heavy duty with anti-aging agents to keep your skin firm, youthful and glowing. You may have to check out several moisturizers until you find the right one, but once you find it, your face will thank you for it.
Some people have special needs, so of course there is skin care to address these needs as well. If acne is a problem for you, check out creams with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These products can dry out the pimples quickly, leaving you acne free in a matter of days. If you have large, noticeable pores, check out a toner. They are designed to shrink the appearance of pores with just a few swipes of a cotton ball. If your skin looks dull or listless, find a good exfoliator. It will help remove this dead layer of skin and help speed up cell turnover.
When it comes to skincare, everybody is different and has different needs. What may work for one person may not work for another. Sometimes it takes many trial and errors to pinpoint your perfect products. In the meantime, check out online reviews to see what others are saying. You are bound to find your perfect routine after a little effort and research.