Daily and Weekly Skin Care Tips
Caring your skin is very important task, it should not be an option in daily routine but it should be a must to do things in everyday schedule. Your mind state is connected with your looks too, like the way you are looking will reflect how you feel about yourself.
To increase and maintain your self-esteem a good looking skin performs a major role hence you should always take care your skin on priority level.
Daily Routine for your Skin Care
1. Regular cleansing: First thing you should care is regular cleansing, It is very important task, Cleansing helps in cleaning left over make-up on your skin as a result it close your skin pores. Make sure you use only those cleansers which suit your skin.
Never use regular soaps to wash your face as it contain high alkaline which will dry out your skin. Some also contain perfume which removes the normal protective sebum layer from your skin. This tends to make your skin loses its normal moisture and in some cases may even stimulate an oily skin to produce more oil
2. Toning your skin : Toning your skin is the second step in your daily skin care regimen. Toner gets rid of any excess cleanser that is still on your skin, it refreshes the skin and even out its pH levels. It also enhances cell renewal and refines the texture of your skin. Use a toner that gives your skin the vitamins and minerals it needs and you will see your skin revitalized in no time at all. The toner should be applied right after the cleansing (twice a day) and be left on.
3. Protect your skin from Sun raise: Protecting your skin from sun rays is another daily skin care routine that you should adopt. Sun blocks are available for all skin types. Select one that suits yours and use it diligently whenever you need to go out.
4. Moisturizing: Moisturizing your skin and keeping it well hydrated is an important step to follow. It helps the skin to maintain its normal moisture balance, puts lost moisture back into your skin and it also helps create the perfect base for your foundation. Many people with oily skin believe that moisturizing is unnecessary for them. But this may not really be true. Allowing your skin to get excessively dry may actually worsen your
oily skin problems and cause acne or red patches. Drink plenty of water each day to clear out the toxins from your skin and to keep it supple and elastic all day long. Another daily skin care tip is to pay attention to the products that you use on your skin each day and note how your skin feels or reacts afterwards. This helps you identify the cosmetics, creams and moisturizers that suit your skin best and have the least harmful impact. The same attention needs to be paid to the hair care products you use since these may also have an effect on your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Caution: Don’t do excessive cleansing as it should also hurt your skin, twice a day is suggesting routine suggested by experts. It will help to stay away from skin problems like acne.
Weekly Skin Care Routine- Exfoliation
To support your daily skincare routine, it is also important for you to take some extra care over the weekend to get your skin ready for the week ahead. Although some experts recommend exfoliation as a daily routine, I recommend that you do it once or twice a week. This is quite sufficient for good skin health.
What is Exfoliation?
Exfoliation is the process of removing old, dead skin cells that remain on the outermost surface of your skin. This is an important part of facial skin care and body treatment. Exfoliation, when done correctly, leaves your skin looking and feeling fresh and smooth. Since the outer layer of dead cells is removed by this process, creams, serums and moisturizers penetrate the skin better and have better effect when applied after exfoliation
When to Exfoliate?
It is not necessary to carry out exfoliation every day. This is necessary only when there is enough build-up of dead cells over the skin surface to be detrimental to overall skin health/appearance. To know when to exfoliate, here is a simple test you can use. Apply a piece of clear tape to your forehead and rub gently. When you remove it and you see tiny pieces of flaky skin adhering to it, you need to exfoliate. Exfoliation becomes even more important as you become older. As part of normal body processes, the skin renews cells at the lower layer or dermis. These rise to the surface (epidermis), keratinizing as they advance. These keratin-filled cells form a protective outermost layer of skin. In time, they slough off and allow new cells to take their place and the cycle goes on.
However, as we age (near age of 40 and above), the process of cell regeneration and replacement slows down dramatically. As a result of uneven sloughing off and replacement with new cells, the skin loses its glow and becomes rough. Exfoliation is very essential in such conditions to remove the dead cells that remain on the epidermis so that new cells can take their place. Exfoliation is a very effective solution to many skin problems, especially those arising from or aggravated by closed pores. Checking periodically if this process is necessary and doing it as soon as the right signs appear helps keep your skin in great condition.
How to Exfoliate?
There are four ways in which you can exfoliate the dead skin cells: Granular, Cream, Enzyme and Chemical. Granular exfoliation is best to use on young teenage skins with no acne. Usually fine peach pits are in the exfoliation and this helps to remove any dead skin cells. Use a wet sponge to remove the scrub from your face. Cream exfoliation is best to use on mature skins (women between 40-50 years). It looks like cream and is applied in a thin layer and left to dry. No steam is used during this. Once it’s dry, you can rub it off with dry fingers. Enzyme exfoliation is usually used with a steamer and it works well on older skin types and acne skins. It is also a cream that you apply. The steamer then activates the enzymes to work on your skin. Remove it with sponges. Chemical exfoliation is used to remove any spots, blemishes and acne scars from the face. Both enzyme and chemical exfoliation are done at spas, skin care studios or at medical skin care centers where experienced professionals oversee the process. Microdermabrasion is also a commonly used facial exfoliation method. There are options here as well and you can choose between crystal microdermabrasion and diamond tip microdermabrasion. However, this is a far more aggressive treatment involving the use of special machinery
Weekly Skin Care Routine- Facial Mask Treatments
Another weekly skin care process you should adopt is the use of facial masks. You may be using masks when you need to prepare your skin for a special event or when it seems very dull and lifeless. But making this a part of your weekly regimen ensures that it gets done week after week.
Why is Facial Mask Treatment Necessary?
Facial masks give your skin suppleness, hydration and elasticity. Masks (especially clay based ones) absorb excess oil from your skin and deep cleanse the pores. For those who suffer from severe acne, masks with salicylic acid are very effective as it also revitalizes the skin. Most facial masks diminish the fine lines that appear on the face with age. Alpha hydroxyl acids in the mask speed up cell renewal to have this effect. This also results in smoother skin texture. Regular use of facial masks also makes your skin firmer and evens out the skin tone. This prepares your skin well for perfect makeup application. Regular use of the right kinds of facial masks helps combat several common skin problems including rosacea, oiliness, acne and dry skin. However, if you suffer from severe skin problems, you should choose your facial mask with care so that its ingredients do not spark off irritation or rashes. Use your facial mask right after a thorough cleansing and exfoliation. The pores are unclogged by the cleansing and exfoliation. The beneficial ingredients in the facial mask can penetrate the skin far better at this time so that they have maximum impact
Here is a How to Do a Facial Practical Video
The following items will be used: • Glass Bowl • Makeup Remover • Ear Buds • Cleanser • Exfoliator • Mask Toner • Sun Block • Eye Cream • Moisturizer .
Now let’s start with the practical
Step 1: Take two cotton wools and apply makeup remover onto them. Use them to wipe off the makeup from both eyes.
Step 2: Take another cotton wool and wipe your client’s lips to remove her lipstick.
Step 3: Use wet ear buds to remove any leftover mascara that might still be on your client’s eyes.
Step 4: Take a cleanser, appropriate to the skin type that your client has and apply a generous amount of cleanser on the palm of your hand. Wipe both hands together so that the cleanser can spread evenly over your hands. This ensures an easy application over the face area. Begin by applying the cleanser on the chin and work in circles upwards towards the top of her mouth. Use both ring fingers and middle fingers to perform the circles. Spread the cleanser, in circular movements, from the top of her mouth onto her nose. Make circles over her nose and move upwards between her eyebrows, making circles around both eyes. Moving onto your client’s forehead; take both ring fingers and middle fingers and do stroking movements from her eyebrows towards her hairline. Take your ring fingers and middle fingers sideways to her temples and do circular movements. Working from your client’s temples, make circular movements firstly underneath her eyes and move back to her temples. Also go over her cheekbones and then again almost over her jaw line. Take both hands and “wipe” around your client’s jaw line, ending it off at her décolleté area.
Step 5: Take your sponges and remove the cleanser from her face.
Step 6: Take the exfoliator and squeeze a generous amount onto your hands. This is applied in the same manner as your cleanser. (This step is part of the weekly skin care routine).
Step 7: Wet your sponges and remove the exfoliator from your client’s face.
Step 8: Take your mask, one that is best for your client’s skin type, and apply it with a mask brush or with clean hands. Clay masks should not be applied over the eye or mouth area, whereas mud masks can be applied over them. (This is also part of the weekly skin care routine). Leave the mask on for 10 – 20 minutes, according to the type of mask you are using.
Step 9: Wet your facial sponges and begin to remove the mask from the chin area and work upwards. Repeat this step until the mask is removed.
Step 10: Take your toner and apply a generous amount onto two round cotton wools. Use both hands to apply the toner all over her face. Although the toner should be left on, the access can be removed with a tissue.
Step 11: Select a sun block that suits your client’s skin and apply it over her face. Use this diligently whenever you need to go out.
Step 12: Squeeze a small amount of eye cream onto both your ring fingers. Wipe both fingers over each other just to spread the eye cream. “Push” this on around her eyes so that you do not stretch the skin in this delicate area.
Step 13.The last step to your daily skin care routine is Moisturizer. Take your moisturizer and squeeze out about 1, 5- 2cm of cream. Finally, rub your hands together and gently press the moisturizer all over the face
Hope you know how this stuff works.