Thursday, December 2, 2010


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Seeking the Perfect Face

Everybody in today’s life is seeking for a perfect and beautiful face be it men or women. And with that effect most cosmetics company have taken note of providing quite a number of skin care products to suite the clientele and their demands.

But before we look at the products, let us see how best you can keep your skin healthy and young:

While cleaning your face, use products that are specifically meant for the face and not otherwise. Plain soap is very harsh for the facial skin, and even for the rest of the body because of it alkaline element which is quite opposing the skin’s acidic nature. Most especially the medicated soaps that we use tend to not only take away the dirt and harmful bacteria from the body but also the essential moisture and protective emollients. It is therefore advised to use gentle shower gel for everyday use for the body and facial cleanser.

After cleansing the skin, you should condition it. On your face the recommended products are the toner followed by a moisturizer and as for the body a body lotion works best for this purpose. Believe you me, skipping this step is very common today’s young people, but the effect can be negative in the near future. After cleaning or washing your skin tends to lose moisture and feel dry even though it does not seem or look dry to you, in the long run this dryness contributes to premature age lines and wrinkles.

For all this not to happen to your skin you need to use the following products:

The skin needs to be moisturized, it doesn’t matter what skin type you have. There is the belief that people with oily skin do not need moisturizer simply because their skin is naturally oily, but this is a misconception the natural oil does not replace the moisture. In fact if applied correctly the moisturizer can help balance the oiliness of your skin. Consider whichever type of skin product you use should match your skin type; therefore you should be very careful with the content in the product. For instance if you are buying a product with high level of emollients and lubricants, make sure your skin is either dry or normal but not oily skin. But most of these products also specify the skin type they are meant for.


Besides washing your face with soap and water, toner is also part of the cleansing process. Toner is used after you have rinsed all the soap or face wash from your face and patted dry your skin. It helps remove all the cleanser’s residue and leave the skin feeling fresh and it also reduces the sizes of the pores making the skin appear more refined.


These can be used instead of toners for excessively oily skin. It also helps skin pores to tighten and hence make skin look glowy and intact.


They are good for skin exfoliation. Containing the sand like particles, they cleanse to remove dead skin cells and blackheads. It is recommended to be used twice or three times a week because they are abrasive.


There are several types of masks that can either be used once a week or once in two weeks. There are firming masks, gritty masks and peel able masks; they are all good for removing dirt and oil from the skin pores and for removing surface flakes. Usage of mask should be followed by a moisturizer.

Makeup removers:

Either in fluid form or cream form they should be applied to the skin and then rinsed off or wiped off by tissue. It is best to use products that do not require you to rub your skin with tissue, especially for the skin around the eyes which is very delicate.