For many, the key to confidence is glowing skin. Unfortunately, very few of us are born without some sort of skin issue — whether it be persistent acne, high sun sensitivity, premature wrinkling or age spot, dryness or even chronic skin conditions, like eczema. With a strict skin care routine and quality professional skin care products, many of these problems can be made less severe or avoided altogether. Of course, with the market heavily saturated with all sorts of different products, it is hard to know which to choose. The most important thing to keep in mind when looking for professional skin care products is what yourskin is like and what it needs.
Here are three things to keep in mind about your particular skin type as you check out the myriad of product options.
Is your skin oily? Is it dry? If it’s dry, is it rough all over or does moisture seem to gets sapped out of one particular area? These are important questions to ask yourself as you shop around, because many professional skin care products are designed for skin that retains certain degrees of moisture. This also applies to your environment — if you live in an arid, desert climate, you may need products with high moisture content even if your skin isn’t dry on it own. With skin elasticity decline at an estimated 0.55% a year per average person, maintain taut and supple skin is important to prevent sagging and dull skin.
How much sun exposure do you get every day? Do you work outside, or are you in an office all day? No matter what the degree of cloudiness, UV radiation reaches the earth’s surface — and your skin. Applying sunscreen every two hours is essential to preventing wrinkling and premature aging.
Have you noticed your skin redden or break out even when using the gentlest products?If your skin is particularly sensitive, natural or organic skin care might be right for you. By sticking to face washes and acne pads that only use botanically derived components, you are giving your face a much needed break. In addition, avoid scrubbing your face, as it strips your skin of essential protective oils that are helping to keep your face’s chemistry in balance — look for gentle exfoliators, instead.