Winter Facial Skin Care Tips

Winter Facial Skin Care Tips
Yuri Nikitin

Winter is here and the frost is not only nipping at your nose
but the whole face. Fortunately, with a facial skin care
routine that meets your exact skin care needs you can be on
your way to healthy, radiant skin tone.

YOUR SKIN IS DRY OR SENSITIVE IF IT:

• Stings or burns when skin-care products are used
• Is easily irritated
• Sometimes appears red and inflamed
• Feels itchy, dry, rough and flaky

Facial skin care for dry skin:

Regular bath soaps clean well but are powerfully alkaline and
irritating for both dry and sensitive skin. Clear soaps
containing glycerin and alcohol may also be too drying. So, as
an alternative of soap, dermatologists suggest a soap-free,
sensitive skin cleansers. If your skin is very dry or
sensitive, you may need to alternate a washable lotion with a
sensitive-skin bar. After cleansing dry skin, apply a
moisturizer that is light, hypoallergenic, preservative-free,
all-purpose and water based. For extremely dry skin, moisturize
with petroleum jelly or an oil-based lotion with 20 percent
urea. After cleansing sensitive skin, apply a light,
hypoallergenic, fragrance-free moisturizer, like Eucerin. To
check your tolerance of the product, dab the moisturizer behind
your ears for the first few days.

YOUR SKIN IS NORMAL IF IT:

• Is usually smooth and supple
• Is generally clear/blemish-free
• Appears neither dry nor oily

Facial skin care for normal skin:

You’re one of those lucky people whose face can take some abuse
and still bounce back, looking fresher than ever. Almost any
cleanser (from regular bath soap to sensitive-skin bars) will
work for you. If you need a moisturizer — some people with
normal skin don’t! — choose a light, hypoallergenic,
preservative free, all-purpose, water-based moisturizer after
washing.

YOUR SKIN IS OILY IF IT:

• Has enlarged pores or blackheads
• Appears shiny and feels greasy

Facial skin care for oily skin:

Regular bath soap, morning and night, is fine for cleansing —
your skin actually benefits from the drying effect of strongly
alkaline bath soaps. If necessary, use an astringent pad at
midday. Because your skin is naturally oily, you may not need
a moisturizer. But if you do, choose one that’s noncomedogenic
(won’t cause acne) and either oil-free or water-based
—Neutrogena or Aveeno, for example.

YOUR SKIN IS COMBINATION IF IT:

• Is oily on your forehead, nose or chin
• Is dry on your cheeks and around your eyes

Facial skin care for combination skin:

Dermatologists recommend one of two cleansing routines for
women with combination skin. You can wash with a gentle facial
cleanser in the morning and use an alcohol-free astringent on
oily areas later in the day. Or wash with a soap-free cleanser
on dry areas and with regular bath soap on oily areas. Treat
dry patches as dry skin, then apply a water-based or oil-free
noncomedogenic moisturizer to your entire face.

Skin care tips for every type of skin:

No matter how oily, dry or sensitive your skin, always clean
gently. Use warm (not hot) water and your fingertips (not a
wash cloth). Rinse well. Then use a towel to pat (not rub) your
face dry. Wash your face no more than once or twice a day. After
patting skin dry, apply moisturizer to skin while it’s still
damp to ensure that it is absorbed. Unless your moisturizer
provides protection from damaging sun rays, consider applying a
light sunscreen as well.

About The Author: For further facial skin care tips, articles
and information on acne and rosacea treatment, please, visit
Facial Skin Care Guide: http://www.e-facial-skin-care.com and
Skin Care Tips Blog: www.e-facial-skin-care.com/tips/

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