Skin care is as important to hair care. A small and simple skin care routine should be followed daily without fail. Daily cleaning, cleansing and moisturizing is very important to keep pores clear, skin healthy and you looking good. It is also important to avoid going in direct sun it is advisable to use a sun protection product. Sun damage results in hyperpigmentation which can develop into serious skin disease. Excessive exposure to the harmful UV rays can exaggerate and thicken fine wrinkles.
The choice of skin care depends a lot on the skin type. The skin type of one person may differ from that of the other. Mainly there are five skin types: oily skin, dry skin, normal skin, sensitive skin and aging or skin damaged skin. Oily skin is more prone to acne attacks. Dry skin requires a lot of moisturizing to make the skin look alive. The best skin type is normal, as it is neither too dry nor too oily. Sensitive skin tends to be thin, delicate with fine pores and is very allergic. Aging skin has a lot of visible wrinkles and as the name suggests it makes a person look older.
Common skin problems:
Acne is a term used for 'plugged pores' – blackheads and whiteheads, referred to as comedones or pimples, and even deeper lumps and cysts or nodules on the skin. Acne is the most common skin problem and affects almost all people around the world at some point in their lives. Typically a teenager is more prone to this skin condition due to the sudden surge in hormones. However, acne attack is also in people who are in their forties.
Rosacea is a skin condition indicated by redness and flushing of the skin, the skin becomes sensitive, blood vessel formation and vascular dilation. Rosacea is more common in late adulthood however some people may be affected by it at an earlier age. The cause of Rosaccea is still unknown; however, some researches indicate that a family history of acne or any other similar skin condition might be the cause.
Warts are skin growths caused by a virus. The human papillomavis (HPV) virus induces quick growth of cells on the outer layer of the skin. Warts may appear as small, fleshy, grainy bumps that may be skin-colored, white, pink or tan color. There are more than 50 types of warts which may be present on any part of the body but are more commonly seen on the hands and feet.