Choosing a Facial Skin Care Product
Talking about skin care, ‘facial skin care’ seems to top the chart. There are loads of facial skin care products available in the market. The most common facial skin care products are the ones that are used as part of daily routine. These include things like cleansers and moisturizers.
Toners and exfoliation ones are well known too but not many people use them as such.
You want to do all that you can to learn about skin care. And there is a lot of information available,
Buying expensive skin treatments can be like pouring money down the drain. There are many home made remedies that work just as well, like honey or cucumber slices. You can also buy cheap cleansers, moisturizers, and soaps at the drug store that are just as effective as their department store counterparts.
The general classification of facial skin care products is based on the following:
Gender – so there are facial skin care products for men and there are facial skin care products for women.
Skin type – facial skin products for oily skin, facial skin care products for dry skin, facial skin care products for normal skin and facial skin care products for sensitive skin
Age – facial skin care products for old and facial skin care products for young
Skin disorder – facial skin care products for treatment of various skin orders like eczema, acne etc.
So that is your starting point for choosing a facial skin care product that suits you. A good way to start is by determining your skin type first. Also note that the skin type changes with age, so the facial skin product that suits you today, might not suit you forever and hence you need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of your facial skin care product.
Use facial treatments with jasmine extract oil. This ultra-rich oil saturates the skin with antioxidants and skin-conditioning nutrients. Applying facial products that contain jasmine oil also helps to condition the skin, leaving it noticeably more smooth, even-toned, and glowing with health.
These products are also ideal for anyone who suffers from overly dry, sensitive, or sun-damaged skin.
The facial skin care products are available in various forms such as creams, lotions, gels, masks etc, and a lot of people try to pit one against the other in their discussion on which form is best. You can’t really rate one form as better than another form. What suits you, and whatever you are comfortable with, is the best form of facial skin care product for you.
However, it’s important to note that these products work differently for different people. So the best thing is to try the facial skin care product on a small patch of skin such as ear lobes, before actually going ahead and using it.
Another important consideration is the state of your skin. If you are suffering from a skin disorder of any kind, it is best to seek the advice of a dermatologist before you actually make your selection and start using a facial skin care product.
Once you have selected the facial skin care product for yourself, you also need to ensure that you use the facial skin care product in the right way i.e. follow correct procedures for application, use the correct quantity and make the facial product a part of your skin care routine.
Lotions vs. skin care creams
Natural skin care remedies
There is no dearth of skin care creams and lotions in the market. Name an ailment, and you will find hundreds of skin care creams, lotions and other products for it. As a result of ongoing research and due to ever increasing demand, the number of skin care products seems to be on the increase.
Skin care lotions and skin care creams are the most popular forms in which these products are available, and there always seems to be a debate on which form is better?
Well, there is no definitive answer to this. It seems more like a matter of personal choice. However, greasy creams are surely less popular as compared to the non-greasy (or less greasy) ones. Since the application of skin care creams is easier, they seem to be preferred (over lotions) in cases where the skin care product is not to be removed immediately after application.
So, skin care creams seem more popular as moisturizers than as cleansers or toners. For toners, lotions seem to be preferred over skin care creams. There are some skin care creams that acts as toners too, but generally the toners are available in liquid form only. For cleansing, lotions and skin care creams are equally popular; however, the tilt seems more towards lotions.
Creams are known to be most effective in keeping skin moist; hence, the most popular form of skin care creams is moisturizers. Due to the same reason, a lot of people tend to associate skin care creams with dry and sensitive skin.
Though it is true to a certain extent, skin care creams are not used only for dry skin, they are also used for making products for oily skin e.g. vitamin A creams and sulfur creams that help reduce the rate of sebum production.
Skin care creams are also used for products that cater to skin disorders especially for disorders that require the application of product over a small localized area. This is again due to the fact that skin care creams are easier to apply and have little wastage on affected areas.
However, in cases where skin needs to be washed using a medicine/product, lotion is a better choice. Most manufacturers too realize by making it easier for you to choose between a lotion and a skin care cream
Eye-creams and anti-ageing creams are other examples where skin care cream is preferred over its lotion counterpart.
Whatever your choice may be, cream or lotion, knowing how to use it effectively, is more important than anything else.
One handy trick for facial skin care is to lay a fresh, clean towel over your pillow before going to bed every night. The oils from your skin rub off onto your pillow and then transfer back onto your face. Pillowcases get saturated with this oil very quickly. Using a clean towel to absorb the oil will improve your complexion.
In time, and having a regular skin care routine, your skin will dramatically improve.