Four Important Rules of Skin Care

The four important rules for skin care are Cleansing, Toning, Nourishing and Moisturizing.

A skin that is not cleaned thoroughly and regularly can never be a healthy skin. When you clean your face you clean pores in the skin from excess oil, dust and waste matter. For this reason, the importance of a thorough cleaning cannot be over-emphasized.

A skin-toner or skin freshener, as it is sometimes called stimulates blood circulation in the skin, giving it life and color. It also contracts the pores in the skin, keeping it taut, and helps firm skin tissues to remain firm.

Nourishment given to the skin helps it to maintain and restore its natural oils. It also helps to rejuvenate the skin, keeping it smooth and firm. For this reason, it is important to use a nourishing lotion or cream. A vitamin skin cream helps to give skin vitality and strengthen facial muscles.

Every living thing needs moisture for replenishment, nourish­ment and survival.

Keeping skin smooth and supple means keeping it moist. Skin is moisturized by sealing in water. Moisturizing is vital for the skin. Nothing else you do will count for much if you omit this. Also a good make-up needs moisture for a full bloom.

A moisturizer does not really penetrate the skin. It acts as a cling-­film, preventing moisture from seeping out from inside and, anything else from seeping in from outside. This is why moisturizing is necessary even for a good skin.

Also remember that as you get older, your skin needs more moisturizing. The best time to use a moisturizing lotion or cream is right after a bath or shower when your skin has taken in water.

Always use the tiniest blob of your moisturizing lotion or cream. Spread it over damp skin. Do not neglect your neck, bosom and ears.

Use less moisturizer in summer than in winter, but moisturize more often as you will probably be bathing more frequently and also perspiring more.

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