Find out the skin type
The first step towards skin care is to know the skin type. There are different types of skin: oily, combination and dry. Oily skin is shiny, may have big pores. Dry skin is rough and flaky. Combination skin is oily at certain places like nose, chin and forehead and dry at other places. Sensitive skin is the one which reacts to makeup or other skin care products like face wash . Skin may be itchy, burning or irritating post make up. Normal skin is clear, even and not sensitive.
Use a mild cleanser. Work into the lather on your palm. Clean your face using fingertips in gentle circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Hot water tends to dry the skin. Pat dry with a clean towel. Do not rub.
Dry Skin: Use a mild cleanser which does not have alcohol. Alcohol tends to dry the skin more.
Oily Skin: Use an oil-free foaming cleanser. Use a toner or astringent after that if needed. It removes the excess oil, keeps the face clean. Be sure to check if it irritates your skin.
Sensitive Skin: Look for a cleanser which has ingredients like aloe, green tea extracts, oats etc. The lesser the ingredients in a cleanser, the better it is for a sensitive skin. Avoid a cleanser with alcohol, acid or fragrance
The frequency of face wash
Washing your face twice a day is more than enough. In the morning, you may rinse your face with warm water only. A cleanser is not needed. At the end of the day, wash your face using a suitable cleanser to get rid of dirt and make-up. If you have engaged in work outs or outdoor games, you may use a cleanser to wash the sweat away.
Exfoliate using a gentle scrub once a week. Daily exfoliation is not required for a healthy skin. Avoid using scrub on a sensitive skin.
Use a sunscreen
Choosing a make-up
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