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Facial Skin Care

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Overview

Common Name/Other Name

Skin care, facial regimen

Definition/Description

The face is the front part of the head that extends from the forehead to the chin and includes the mouth, nose, cheeks, eyes, and eyebrows. A person's face is usually the first thing another person notices that is why it is so important to keep it always clean and presentable.

Different skin types:

  1. Normal skin  -few imperfections, no visible pores, not too oily nor too dry, soft, radiant complexion, does not easily develop redness
  2. Dry skin - rough, dull, with more visible lines
  3. Oily skin - shiny complexion, with more visible pores
  4. Combination skin - from dry to normal, and oily in some parts of the face
  5. Sensitive skin - easily irritated and develops redness
Symptoms
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Treatment and Management
  1. Cleanse your face. First, know your skin type. There is a specific care for a specific skin type. Once you've determined your skin type, choose products specially designed for your skin then do the recommended care for it. Cleanse your face in the morning and before retiring to bed in the evening.
  2. Know the sensitive areas of your face. The areas on the eyes and lips are the most sensitive parts of the face. The skin surrounding the eyes is very thin so there should be a different care regimen for it. Don't forget to care for your lips. Apply lip balms when needed.
  3. Be gentle with your face. No matter what skin type you have always be careful on using facial care products. Do gentle cleansing. Avoid using facial scrubs every day as this will reduce your face's natural glow and moisture. You may use facial scrubs twice a week.
  4. Exfoliate. Regular exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells, keep pores clean, and improve blood circulation. This will give your skin a healthy glow. Aside from facial scrubs, there are also other ways of exfoliating your skin such as using lemon juice, papaya, or oatmeal.
  5. Moisturize. It is very important to properly moisturize and hydrate your skin. Use moisturizers that are suitable for your skin type.
  6. Use sun block. Whatever the season, always use a sun block. Using sun protection products reduce the sun's harmful effects. Nowadays, there are plenty of moisturizers that have a sun protection factor (SPF).
  7. Avoid using too much make-up. If you cannot avoid using make-up every day because it is needed in your line of work, see to it that you use a make-up that is suited for your skin. Do not forget to take it off and remove or wash it thoroughly at night before sleeping
  8. Stress and others. Stress, pollution, unhealthy lifestyle - all these have harmful effects on the skin. Use skin care products to protect your skin against these daily stresses.
  9. Eat healthy"You are what you eat." A saying that is often heard. If you want to have a glowing and healthy skin, eat the right and healthy foods. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Rehydrate yourself always. Drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juices, especially during summer. When you have dealt with the inner cause, it will manifest outside. True beauty always comes from the inside.
  10. Get the right amount of sleep. Always have yourself refreshed. To have that youthful glow from your face, get enough rest and sleep. If you are that type of person who is always on the go, always see to it that you have time to really get the rest and sleep that you need. If there are vacations or holidays, grab it.

*For more information, see Skin Care.

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