Skin care is an art in itself and this art can be learned by anyone.
All you need is a proper guidance and proper understanding of the
basic skin care tips. We have tried to throw some light on the finer
points of basic skin care.
There are no magic potions that can make your spots and pimples
disappear overnight. There is no elixir of youth that can turn back
the hands of the clock and give you back the firm, unlined skin of
your youth. But there is a way by which you can rejuvenate your skin
and bring it back to good health.
Dermatologists, cosmetologists and beauty therapists all agree on
the fact that taking regular care of skin is the only way of
avoiding problems and delaying the ageing process. So cleanse, tone,
moisturize and nourish your skin everyday. Within a week you will be
amazed to see the results. The skin has tremendous powers of
self-regeneration when properly cared for and it is never too late
Whatever the texture or type of your skin, it requires thorough
cleansing. If we could have a look at un cleaned skin through a
magnifying glass, we would realize the absolute necessity of a
proper cleansing routine. Before it is cleansed, the skin surface is
covered by a film of dirt, stale sweat, oil deposits, stale make-up
and other pollutants. All these are potent skin irritants. They not
only upset the normal balance of the skin, but also hamper its
Cleanse your skin, according to your skin type. Splash your face
with water then massage with a gentle facial wash and work it up to
a lather for about 30 seconds. Take the opportunity to lightly
massage your skin, as this will boost the supply of blood to the
surface of your skin - which means a rosier complexion. Rinse away
with clear water until every soapy trace has been removed from your
skin. Then pat your skin with a soft towel to absorb residual water
from the surface of your skin.
Toning is necessary for all skin types. It follows immediately after
cleansing and helps to refresh the skin. A good way of toning the
skin is to keep cotton wool pads soaking in a bowl of skin tonic in
the refrigerator. After cleansing the skin, wipe with the skin
toning pads and then pad the skin briskly. This stimulates the blood
circulation to the surface. Gentle stroking movements can also be
The most important part of the skin care routine is moisturizing.
Smooth your skin with moisturizing lotions. Dot onto your face, then
massage in with your fingertips with light upwards strokes. This
will leave a protective film on the skin, allowing make-up to be a
easily applied and ensuring there is a balanced moisture content.
Nourishing is a way of supplying emollients to the skin so that it
can hold moisture better and performs its other functions. Use the
nourishment cream with Vitamin A, which is of utmost importance to
the skin helping to relieve dryness and maintain skin elasticity and
the nourishing cream with Vitamin E (anti-oxidant) which helps in
minimizing cross linking damage.
Never rub your cheeks against anything nor let them be pressed or
Never try to pluck out your pimples. If you do so they will leave an
ugly mark on the skin.
Try to be always happy and cheerful. In fact it is medically
advisable to laugh daily for about 10 minutes not only for your
cheek's up-keep, but even for your normal health.
Don't use any artificial coloring material like rouge etc. to make
your cheeks acquire rosy hue. The best way to do so is to mix a few
fresh rose leaves in raw milk and crush them to a paste form. Then
add a little honey to the paste and apply on your cheeks every
morning for 5 minutes. Then rinse it off.