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The Basics of Skin Care

4 Steps to Flawless Skin


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My face & body say "thank you." Report
Good tips. Thank you Report
for exfoliates try to pick those that have natural ingredients rather than plastic microbeads. Report
Can these be same for body skin also? Hey, I'd heard about you SparkPeople a lot. Just suggest me that, massaging will help me to get rid off all my skin issues like cellulites or others? I'd heard about for massaging. Tell me whether it will be working? And also is my skin safe? Report
Those beads you are telling people to look for are made of plastic, and end up in our waterways and lakes. They float, so they are not filtered out at sewage treatment facilities. And when they wind up in lakes, they absorb toxic pollution, and then fish eat them, thinking they are tiny eggs! They are the exact same size as the eggs they would normally eat. Please read this article:

To exfoliate, you only need to lather on something and scrub with a loafah or a washcloth. Report
Don't forget drink water daily, even when you are not thirty. Water can help you to increase smooth for your skin. You can also wash face by warm water twice a day and after makeup. Report
Drinking water and getting enough sleep! The keys to health and beauty, in my experience.
It's fun to play with the lotions and potions, but without the basic lifestyle habits, they are not going to work their magic. Report
Great article. Yes drinking plenty of water os good for you. I don't use nothing on my face but a little lotion. All that other stuff no way. Report
I follow everything this article states. I have been doing it for years but now since I'm 36 years old my skin is changing once again. Very Very Very oily and nothing seems to help. And forget makeup- all the liquid foundations I've tried seem to run right off and pores seem bigger than ever. Any suggestions? Report
As I got older my oily skin turned to combination skin, with an oily t zone and drier cheeks. Moisturizers, the right ones, definitely are a must for me at this point. I feel that I omitted using them rather longer than I should have -- as soon as I started using one, my face just felt SO much more comfortable especially at night and in the wintertime. I agree too, that drinking plenty of liquids can help keep skin looking good, again, particularly during dry times of the year or in dry environments! Report
I liked this article but I am with several others there are some things I disagree with:
1. Toners are a must and come in all types for different skin types. Toners are what they say, they tone the skin and close pores after the cleansing and masking process and should be used at the very end.

2. Moisturizing is a must!!! I have oily skin and can not stand it if I go without some type of moisturizing. Moisturizing not only provides an extra amount of moisture to the skin but it helps with maintaining collagen and elasticity in the skin.

3. Chemical Exfoliation is by no means natural beauty. Chemical processes should always be avoided, there are so many risks you take when you apply chemicals to your skin. Report
Article is interesting, but it left out one of the best things for skin care - drinking plenty of water. Report
A lot of good advice, but I do have on issue with this article. I have always been told that no matter what skin type a person has, moisturizing is necessary for all. I did not think that it was option. Report
I have a few issues with this article...first, I am an aesthetician and I have been in the aesthetic industry for over 10 years...the first problem I have is that toners are "optional" and only for those with oily skin...
Toner is and should be for EVERYONE...from dry skin to normal's a great way to leave moisture on the skin after cleansing and it also helps to spread the moisturizer easier and then you aren't using as much product! For oily skin...a toner with alcohol is actually called an it helps to remove the excess oil that can be left on very oily/acne skin. Toners help the bring the pH of the skin back to "normal"...cleansers are designed to lower the skin's pH in order to remove dirt and impurities..if the skin is not normalized, then it leaves the skin exposed to irritation.
The second problem I had was moisturizers...again everyone should have a moisturizer for the skin!! It helps to protect the skin....there are different moisturizers for all skin types, and for those with oily skins only need to put moisturizer where ever there may be a dry's most important to make sure that your moisturizer has an SPF included. We need to make sure that we take care of our skin the best we's the only skin we have and don't get a second chance to maintain it.

The MOST important steps for basic skincare is : cleansing, toning, exfoliating and moisturizing (or even using a serum in it's place as a nighttime treatment)

Telling people that they don't need toner and moisturizer is like telling people not to bother with flossing or using mouthwash.. In my opinion. Report
There was one time I used products that at first, making my face getting better but in 2nd or 3rd month, the skin is getting redder as if just went through a deep peeling and skin underneath eyes and around lips were so dry I felt like an old lady. After that, I think it's better to have my combination, acne-prone skin rather than risk my skin to get dry, flaky, peeling like a mummy. It's so hard to find products suitable to my skin in long term use, at least more than 3 months. Usually, after 2, 3 months, the skin is getting worse or back to its previous condition. One thing for sure, cleanse face morning and night are very important and daily fruit intake as without this habit, my skin will getting worse Report

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