The normal routine of cleansing toning exfoliating and moisturising is renowned all over the world. This method is very popular for glowing and healthy skin as it helps to sustain the continuous self-renewal of cells which is taking place as a normal physiological mechanism in our skin. But do you know if it is right for you. Hope these tips help you to find your prefect skin solution.
Due to the pollution, daily sebum secretion and use of products cleansing is an important step.
Exfoliation is the process of removing the upper layer of the skin which results in new skin formation.
Toning helps in reducing the amount of oil production and blackhead formation
Moisturising is the last step which helps in replenishing the hydration to the skin.
DRY AND SENSITIVE SKIN
It is advisable to skip the step of toning in dry and sensitive skin as most toners are astringents which may damage and irritate the sensitive skin. Cleansing in delicate and gentle skin has to be done with PH balanced sulphate and soap free cleansers only which helps to maintain the barrier which is present in dry and sensitive skin. In dry and sensitive skin exfoliation is a big question mark as exfoliation can increase the damage to the skin. So if you choose to exfoliate use a lactic acid based peel or a HydraFacial. Moisturising becomes a very essential step in sensitive skin and you need to use a very good ceramide or hyaluronic acid based cream on the face and then seal it in with a sunscreen.
In oily skin type make sure your cleansers contain sufficient alpha hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid. You can use toners here to reduce the amount of oil production. Nowadays mattifying moisturisers are available which control the sebum production in the skin and give the skin a clear complexion.