Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Best Beauty Products for Your Skin

Do you know that your skin sheds around 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells in just one minute? This may not be visible but it happens. It would of course renew itself approximately every 28 days but this mostly applies to healthy skin. Other factors like lack of sleep, not enough water consumption, unhealthy diet, and smoking can cause your skin to renew a bit slower than usual. When this happens, you will be out walking around carrying an unusually heavy layer of dead skin which results to your skin looking dull instead of a healthy and glowing one. Don't want this to happen? Well there are ways to take care of your skin which also includes using some of the best beauty products to make it look younger, healthier and glowing with beauty.

The first thing you must do is to choose the best beauty products well. There are basically five skin types - normal, dry, oily, combination of normal to dry or normal to oily, and then there's the sensitive skin. Knowing this, it is safe to assume that some skin products are not totally appropriate for all skin types. If your skin looks dull and flaking, you might be having dry skin, while those with a shiny appearance at all times might have oily skin. You are fortunate if your skin is glowing and fresh at all times because you have a normal skin type.

The other important step you need to do is to hydrate your skin as well as cleanse it well, exfoliate and moisturize. The best way to keep skin hydrated is to drink plenty of water. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day is not an exaggeration, you can in fact drink more if possible. Moisturizing with the use of lotion or cream is another way to moisturize your skin. Carefully choose a product that agrees with your skin type. Even if you have oily skin, you still need to moisturize, oily does not mean your skin is moisturized. Cleanse with the use of soap, cleansers and toners that are also appropriate for your skin. Using cleanser and toners aside from soap will ensure that your skin is rid of the deep seated dirt and impurities that some soap may have missed. One way to make sure that you have removed those dead skin cells is to exfoliate once or twice a week. If you have thick layer of these dead cells, even the best beauty products have difficulty penetrating through and reaching the deeper layer of your skin.

When you have done all of these, the next regimen in your skin care is to, of course, protect and maintain its hydration. The best way is to use skin products that contain the right SPF or contains sunscreen. Whether it's sunny or gloomy outside, your skin will benefit from this ingredient. The sun's rays can be harmful to your skin, it can dry it up which could lead to premature wrinkling which I'm sure you don't want to happen. Having dry skin can even, sometimes, lead to other skin conditions like infections. This may be due to the upper layers containing little cracks that could let bacteria in.

For people with some skin condition like acne, make sure that when you are choosing your skin products that it targets and helps the condition get better. It is essential even for those with just normal skin type to always test a small amount onto your skin before going out and purchase skin care products. This is to make sure that your skin is indeed compatible with the said product.