Best skin care requires proper knowledge about one’s skin and it expects right regimes to be followed. Skin types can be categorized as 3 different categories. They are dry skin, oily skin and combination skin.
Best Skin care for dry skin
Dry skin cannot retain moisture and looks dull and feels tight. The causes of dry skin can be genetic, diet which lacks vitamin A and B, environmental reasons like pollution, heat, cold, etc, diabetes and intakes of certain drugs. It requires gentle and thorough care. Harsh skin products which contain alkakaline, strong chemicals and excessive oil must be avoided.
Though soap is not recommended, baby soap and natural or herbal ones are considerably better. After cleansing each time, skin should be soothed with moisturizers. Exfoliating skin with mild scrub and exfoliating cream should be done to remove dead and dry cells. Diet should include plenty of water, food containing vitamin A and B, fruits and vegetable with good moisture value, yellow or orange vegetables, yoghurt, etc. Eating fried and junk foods, soft-drinks, sugar, potato-chips, alcohol, chocolates and caffeine must be avoided.
Best Skin care for oily skin
Oily skin looks coarse and shiny. It suffers from pimples, blemishes, enlarged pores and blackheads. Oiliness in skin is caused due to humidity, cosmetics, diet, hormone levels and heredity. This type of skin requires proper cleansing, scrubbing and exfoliating.
Moisturizers which are oil-free will give a shine-free complexion. Cleansing creams which are heavy should be kept away. Skin should always be kept clean by washing it two to three times. Hot water can be used for washing.
Diet for oily skin includes rich proteins, fresh fruits, green vegetables, vitamin b2, whole grains, whole rice, beans, black beans and plenty of good quality water to keep skin hydrated. Avoid animal fats, fried and seasoned items, pork, sugar, junk foods, chocolates, alcohols and soft drinks. Smoking should be avoided as it enlarges the pores. Mild soap should be used. Astringent toner is good for oily skin. Light or water based moisturizers are beneficial too.
Best Skin care for combination skin
It is the combination of both oily and dry skin. Skin is divided into two types. The area of nose, chin and forehead is generally oily which is also called as “T” zone. The areas near eyes, mouth and cheeks is dry. Combination skin is caused due to hormonal factors such as stress, period problem, etc. Mild cleanser should be used twice daily.
Good moisturizer should be used for the dry areas. Balanced diet is the key word for the combination skin. It must be noted that, nor oiliness neither dryness is generated into the skin, as both can be harmful. Skincare products recommended for combination skin should only be applied on the skin. Anti-bacterial soap should be used in summer to avoid problems in the t-zone.
Toner should be gentle in nature but do not use in dry zone. Exfoliate the oily zone only. Gel-masks are suitable for combination skin. Also, different mask for different areas can be used.