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Most experts advise consistently following a daily skin care regimen. Such a routine does not have to be complicated or tedious. It can be executed by itself or as preparation for more advanced skin care treatments.

Choosing The Best Routines for you

The steps of the general routine should be adjusted to fit your skin type. You should remember that your skin type can change with the season, diet and age. For example, the skin can be be oilier in the warm months and drier in the winter. Menopause often brings about a change from oily or normal to dry skin. Conversely, a shift from a low-fat diet to one rich in certain fats (particularly essential fatty acids) can turn dry skin to normal. Skin pigmentation affects the degree to which you need UV protection. While the sun damages any skin, the damage is far less in dark-skinned people. Conversely, fair skinned people need to be more particular about sun protection, i.e. less time in the sun, choosing an effective sunscreen and applying it frequently and consistently.

Ideal Steps

The perfect day to day routine for skin care would require washing, toning, moisturizing, sun protection.

For most people, executing the routine twice a day is recommended. Some people with dry and/or sensitive skin may do better with once a day washing/cleansing while moisturizing 2 or more times a day. Most dermatologists think that the regimen should contain exfoliation, but not excessively. Exfoliation once or twice a week is usually sufficient. People with fast natural epidermal turnover may need less or none at all.

One of the most valuable steps in the routine can be preservation from the sun, sun block should be used as the last part any day there will be exposure to the sun. Some people use skin care products with added UV blockers. It is definitely better than no sun protection at all and a time saver too. However, using a single, specially formulated sunscreen appears to be more effective.

Applying Advanced/Active Treatments

For most adults the general remedy will not work as well so it is best to add a selected secondary product after doing some research on well known products. For secondary products to work well with your regimen you must use them properly. In particular, if you apply products to skin that has not been cleansed, the penetration of active ingredients is reduced. If you use the regimen then apply advanced products, the penetration of active ingredients can still be diminished because the moisturizer has occluded some the pores.

You want to add secondary products between cleaning and moisturizing while the face is almost dry to create maximum results.. Since many of the active products have moisturizing ingredients, you can usually forego a separate moisturizer whenever you apply such a product. If you feel that you need more moisturizing, wait a few minutes for the active product to absorb, and then apply your favorite moisturizer over it.



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