In Greek mythology, it is the face of Helen that launched a thousand ships.
Indeed beautiful faces are often the first thing that strikes human eyes and makes head turn around.
The face is the most abused part of the body in terms of make-ups. These make-ups contain substances which may be harmful to our facial skin. That is why if possible make it a routine to wash your face twice daily especially before retiring to bed. Sleeping with your make-up overnight will clog the pores and may result to unsightly blemishes and/or blackheads.
It is a fact that everything changes, so does the skin. Thus, aside from the simple skin care, you need the magic of anti aging facial products. But before rushing to buy the right skin treatment for you, it is important to know which type of skin you belong. Is it the oily skin, normal or dry skin?
You yourself can detect your skin type by observing your face upon waking up early in the morning. If you will find shiny substances all over your face then your skin is oily, if there is oil sticking on your face, your skin is dry, and it is normal in absence of oil and dryness on your face.
For oily facial skin, use anti-aging facial products that are oil-based to dissolve the sebum. Application of astringent lotion on your oily face is also useful. Choose oil-free moisturizers so as not to aggravate the oiliness of your skin. Your consolation for your oily skin is that it ages at a slower pace compared to other types of skin.
There is no unique facial treatment for the normal type of skin, just a mild soap and water is needed for basic care and a mild oil-based moisturizer. In the case of dry skin, you need special facial care products such as creamy cleanser, a daytime moisturizer lotion and night creams to minimize dryness.
Besides choosing anti-aging facial products according to your skin type, buy products appropriate to your age. Anti-aging products are categorized according to age groups, from mild to heavy, thus it must be utilized according to the severity of wrinkles or skin damage to a certain person.
Also opt for anti-aging facial products that contain retinol. Retinol is clinically tested to minimize wrinkles or fine lines and importantly, the only product approved product by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, exfoliant is necessary for older adults to hasten the shredding of dry and dead skin to show a rejuvenated and smoother skin.