Skin care products come in many brands and most of them contain natural ingredients to prevent long-term damage on certain skin types. Disregarding brand names for a while, what products do people use to keep their skin healthy? Here are five items you can use yourself:
As the name suggests, skin cleansers remove dirt, sebum, and dead skin cells without damaging the skin. These cleansers also remove toxins released by your skin during the night. It is advisable to apply them on your face upon waking up and before sleeping.
Cleansers can also be used on other parts of the body but they work best on the face where the skin is softer and more sensitive.
Everybody knows sunscreen is used to protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sunlight, especially the small amount of ultraviolet radiation that gets into the planet. But did you know that sunscreen can also be used to prevent sunburn-like reactions caused by certain medications?
Since sunscreen provides twice the benefit for people with sensitive skin, it has become a common item among people who are frequently outside.
Exfoliants are products used on the face and what they do is remove the oldest dead skin cells from the surface. Some exfoliants are chemicals applied all over the face and cause peeling after a while. Usually, exfoliation is done manually by scrubbing the face or by gliding a scalpel across dry skin or after oil is applied to it.
Note: Some chemical exfoliants aren’t recommended for people who have sensitive skin while some products are known to cause harmful effects to the environment when not disposed of properly. So, consult a dermatologist before purchasing exfoliants.
Moisturizers are used to keep the skin from drying up quickly. The skin naturally does this by releasing oils but moisturizers make the skin better. It is either by adjusting the amount of water lost from the skin or by absorbing moisture from the air.
Retinoids are chemicals derived from vitamin A and has beneficial effects on skin. Some retinoids are also used to treat certain skin conditions such as psoriasis and T-cell lymphoma.
More potent forms of retinoids can only be purchased upon a doctor’s prescription but most ordinary retinoids are available for oral consumption or topical application.
These are some of the products you need to have on your purse, especially when you often head outside. However, there are other ways to take care of your skin such as staying hydrated and wearing proper skin covering such as face masks. Also, if you are skin-sensitive, you can always have a dermatologist check up on you.
Other than that, the products on this list are available on sites such as MD Skin Care or on skin care boutiques.