Skin care is the collection of medical practices that support skin health, improve its physical appearance and alleviate skin ailments. They may consist of proper use of emollients, avoidance of too much sunlight and exposure to the environment, intake of nutrients and vitamins and the protection from environmental irritants. The main aim of skin care treatments is to maintain the young-looking appearance, smoothness and firmness of skin. Skin types differ from one person to another and skin problems differ from one form of ailment to another. Skin care in general is a multifaceted discipline that involves assessment of skin type, assessment of skin problems and diagnosis of skin care products suitable for each individual.
Skin care includes general skin care procedures as well as specific skin care procedures. General skin care includes cleansing, removing dead skin cells and moisturizing. This is followed by exfoliation, repair of damage skin cells and moisturizing once again. Specific skin care procedures include acne, chemical peels, dermatology treatments, laser resurfacing, keratoses, facials, acne laser therapy and skin resurfacing.
The most important part of skin care is the cleansing routine. Cleansing routine removes the dust, dirt and excess oil from the face and helps in maintaining the normal PH level of the skin. Clean and oil-free cleanser should be used for everyday use and may vary depending on the type of skin care product used, frequency of cleansing and personal preference.
Wash face with warm water and dry with a towel, being careful to rub gently without rinsing. For oily skin care, use mild cleansers and moisturizers without oil. For normal skin care, wash regularly with cool-water and avoid harsh soaps or detergents. After wash, pat dry with towel, apply moisturizer.
After washing, use a clean towel to dry face and apply moisturizer. Normally, the list of ingredients in a toner, body lotion, cleanser, etc. contains ingredients like lanolin, mineral oil, paraffin wax, fragrances, dioxane, triclosan, alcohols, preservatives, binders, fragrant oil or aloe vera. Some products have more than one fragrance to give an improved fragrance.
The combination of these steps has a synergistic effect on maintaining a healthy skin texture and a supple texture. It improves the elasticity of the skin and keeps it supple and smooth. Thus, a dermatologist can prescribe this skin care routine for you to achieve your desired skin look. So, go on and enjoy your youthful skin.