Beauty is a matter of perspective and it does not reflect your outlook but your skin definitely speaks for your outlook. A healthy, glowing and clean skin makes you feel better and confident. If your skin is healthy, you’re good to go anywhere without any makeup. With the harsh weather conditions, high pollution and stressful lives, there is a definite need for regular skin care. The more you care for your skin, the healthier and radiant it will be. Skin care can be a difficult task with so many products and treatments claiming to provide the best solution for your skin and you can have doubts as in to know where to focus your energy. But there are the basic 5 steps that form the foundation of a good and smart skin care routine.

Step 1: Identify your skin type

In order to take care of and respect your skin, first and foremost you need to identify the type of skin you have to make sure you choose products specially designed for your skin type as well as it will help you know the type of skin care you require for a radiant and glowing skin.
The different skin types normally found are :
  • ·        Normal Skin
  • ·       Oily Skin
  • ·       Combination Skin
  • ·       Sensitive Skin
  • ·       Dry Skin
  • ·       Ageing Skin
  • ·       Irritated Dry Skin

The type of treatment your skin requires depends very much on the type of skin you have. An oily skin may need a whole different treatment than a dry skin and an aging skin would require a different approach than a sensitive skin.
Hence, foremost you need to identify the type of skin you have.

Step 2: Cleanse your skin

Cleansing your skin helps you remove sweat, oil, dirt and other pollutants that stick to your skin naturally throughout the day. It is a very important and basic step for taking care of your skin. Cleansing your skin clears your pores and freshens your face. Your cleanser may vary based on skin type, but with all cleansers, the general consensus is to apply them using an upward, circular motion gently so as to prevent any damage to the skin. Make sure your hands are clean in order to prevent excess dirt from entering your pores. If you have very sensitive skin, use only water. It’s best to steer clear of harsh bar soaps when cleansing your face, as they tend to dry out your skin and cause it to remove sebum, the natural oils your skin produces for protection.  Cleansers are better as compare to soap and specially if you have sensitive skin ask dermatologist for special cleanser specific for your skin.

Step 3: Exfoliate your skin

Sometimes dead skin cells can build up on the surface of our skin which needs to be removed. Exfoliating removes these dead skin cells that have accumulated in our pores. You should exfoliate once every 15 – 30 days, but this depends on your skin type and how it reacts to exfoliation. There are chemical exfoliators and granule exfoliators such as your traditional sugar or salt scrub. Both can be effective tools for removing dead skin cells, but chemical exfoliating ingredients like AHA and BHA are often more effective in getting deep into your pores and removing build up. There are many types of chemical peel available in market. Ask your dermatologist regarding the type of peel you need. Peeling removes the dead skin and make way for your new skin which gives glow to your face. It also helps to rejuvenate face, reduce aging changes and gives freshness to face.

Step 4: Moisturize your skin

It is important to protect your skin and keep your skin hydrated which helps to provide a smooth, luminous appearance and thus moisturizing is a step in your skin care routine you cannot skip.
It is important o choose a moisturizer according to your skin type; it can be a cream, lotion, gel or oil and it needs to be given some time to skin on your skin and provide better results to benefit your skin. People with oily skin should opt for lighter moisturizers while people with drier skin should use heavier and richer creams.  

Step 5: Apply SPF

The skin is most affected by the sun. Within a country like India, the sun can be the most damaging factor for skin and the leading cause of skin cancer. Hence it is highly recommendable to use a moisturizer that contains SPF or applying a sunscreen after your moisturizer is key for protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays and maintaining a youthful and healthy visage. It is advisable to apply SPF of at least 25 to your face for the daytime, using a higher SPF if you anticipate heavy sun exposure throughout the day.

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