Face Skin Care

Published on April 19, 2007 in Skin Care


The skin is considered to be the largest organ of the human body and yet most of the people neglect to maintain their skin’s health. Healthy and supple skin is everybody’s dream it is possible, if you take proper precautions and pay attention to your diet and exercise. Balanced diet, hydration and protecting from sun and wind should be a part of your daily regimen for skin care. Skin care must be done according to your skin type. The secret of consistently good skin is a daily skin care routine consisting of various processes such as cleansing, toning and moisturizing. These processes are effective for both men and women. These are the four basic steps for your face skin care and cannot be skipped on any account, if you really want a naturally glowing skin.

Cleansing skin: Cleansing skin regularly is quite important to avoid acnes and other types of skin problems. For this process the type of cleanser you choose will depend, to a great extent, on the type of skin you have as well as personal preference. Nowadays various types of cleansers are available in the market such as soap, creams, wipes, milks and lotions etc. Regularly wash your skin using a mild face washes and wipe off with a clean washcloth. It is very important to get free of any impurities like dirt particles and make up is required before going to sleep so that your skin can breathe properly at night. Try to use mild cleanser at least twice a day and make sure that it rinses away easily, does not cause skin irritation and do not wash away natural oils present on your skin.

Toning skin: Proper use of a toner is immediately done after cleansing which would ensure complete removal of any remaining particles of makeup, dirt and the cleanser itself. Apart from these toners cools, nourishes, hydrates and freshens up your skin. These toners contain a small proportion of alcohol, which has a pleasantly astringent effect. These toners tighten up skin and close up any skin pores that may have opened up while deep cleansing the face. Toners must be alcohol-free as alcohol dries off your skin. Toners for oily skin usually contain the most alcohol and for dry skin, it will be least. Exfoliating skin: Exfoliant removes dead cells from the skin, rejuvenate the skin and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles from the face. Exfoliant not only cleanse up the skin but also removes dead skin flakes. The younger skin which, surface after exfoliation naturally looks more beautiful and glowing. These products generally have alpha or beta hydroxy acids in order to quicken up the process. Avoid use of granular exfoliant, which may cause skin damage.

Moisturizing skin: All types of skin need moisturizing, no matter what its type. Like our body, our skin also needs hydration and proper nutrients to keep it very healthy. There are numerous moisturizers available on the market, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. So, treat your face with a good moisturizer and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with more than SPF 15 every day and night cream daily, which helps the skin to balance and restores any damage that might have occurred to it overnight.


Irene Levy is the managing director of Planet Berry LLC. Irene has been associated professionally with the Health and Wellness industry for over 25 years. Starting out in the Aerobic Fitness Industry in Southern California pioneering state of the art classes for aerobic dancing and exercise. In addition, Irene has worked for major Hospitals (St Jude’s) where she managed patient therapy programs with the attending Physical Therapists. Throughout the years Irene has grown to understand and help others manage healthy and nutritional diet programs utilizing experience and research available over the years. For more information please contact her at info@planetberries.com or visit her on the web site at www.planetberries.com