Skin Care Basics For Beginners

Skin care is important for your health. Most people don't take care of themselves and the largest organ on their body, causing poor color and advanced aging. A major issue in today's times, skin care needs to be looked at seriously. You need to look at environmental as well as personal practices. Take action now, and you will have great skin for years to come.

Knowing your skin type is the first place to start with skin care. For the most part, all skin care types are the same, only taking into account pigmentation. If you are not sure what pigmentation is, it is the color of your skin.

When you determine your skin type, there are factors to consider.
Ask yourself if you have oily or dry skin. Next, decide on the pigment of your skin. Then decide on the elasticity of your skin.

Things to think about when determining the oily or dry skin. Oily skin will feel slick to touch, and be shiny in appearance. Dry skin feels rough and looks dull. You may even see some light scaling.

With regard to oily skin, it is important to understand that the oil glands are there to keep the skin moist. So some oil is important however too much oil is what causes the problem. The excess and oil is the kind of thing that causes act. Your diet, the level of stress you have, your hormone levels, if you take medication, and your genes will affect the oil in your skin.

As far as skin color, choosing skin care products will affect those with spotting. Some of the spotting can be from sunspots or even freckles. Particularly people in the sun a lot, you may need to be aware that the skin care products you use can have an effect on sun damage to the sunspots.

Skin sensitivity has to do with the skin's ability to resist irritation. Sensitive skin reacts easily to a stimulus with stinging, redness, or acne. Rosacea is in the sensitive skin category.

As age comes into play, wrinkling is another factor to consider. The amount of sun and the kind of skin care you use can make a huge difference in the kind of wrinkling and when wrinkling starts. If you are in the kind of climate that has excessive sun exposure, make sure you choose skin care products that contain UV protection.

When it comes to skin care, all of the factors above come into play. Whether is is the oily skin, or pigmented versus non pigmented, or even how sensitive your skin is. You need to take a look at these factors all together, and not individually.

Another skin care tip. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day is a good acne skin care tip. This regime will help moisturize the skin, as well as flush out the toxins that sometimes accumulate. Drink teas of chamomile, dandelion, or peppermint. Borage, fennel, coltsfoot, or calendula tea can also help improve and maintain the skin.

For those with special cases like acne, there may be more specific and dramatic actions that need to be taken. When you are dealing with special circumstances, you should visit your doctor and get solid medical advice. They can help you tackle the problem, and get you on a great program for preventative care.

By Donna Jones