Skin treatment in India, also in big cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, etc. is provided by beauticians, aesthetic businesses, Cosmetic Dermatologists, skin physicians, etc. No wonder with so many kinds of practitioners claiming proficiency, the customer is confused as to who can offer him/her the best and proper skin care solution.
1. How to know your exact skin type –
Regular skin – Normal skin is smooth, soft, with no noticeable skin pores or blemishes, no oily or flaky areas. It has a healthy shine.
Dry skin – Dry skin contains less sebum – ‘natural skin oil’, is not well hydrated and seems parched, lifeless and tight as it fails to retain dampness. One constantly feels the need to apply some lotion or cream after washing the face.
Oily skin – The skin appears shiny, dense and lifeless as a result of overactive oil glands. It’s extremely prone to acne and start skin pores. You feel the need to clean the epidermis repeatedly every 2-3 hours as a result of the oily appearance.
Combination skin – The skin in the T-zone which includes the chin, nose and the forehead, is greasy, whereas the remaining part of the face is comparatively dry.
2. Regular skin treatment –
a. Wash your face two times each day with a regular skin care face wash having pH similar to your skin pH, used by a moderate toner to help keep the skin pores tight.
b. Apply a wide range sunscreen for regular epidermis with a large SPF every day.
c. Apply a light lotion in the evening. This will help in keeping the skin hydrated.
d. Whenever makeup is used, for removing the same use cleansing milk and a face wash.
e. Make use of an exfoliating scrub once in 2 weeks, thereafter make use of a non-drying face mask.
3. Dry skin treatment –
a. Make use of a hydrating creamy face wash having the 230PH of that of your skin. The face should be washed not more than twice daily.
b. Most of the times Toners are not used in people with dry skin.
c. After you are done with cleansing the face, always use a skin care moisturizer that is rich in Squalene, Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids, etc.
d. Apply over it, a broad spectrum high SPF sunscreen which is ideal for dry skin.
e. Use only cream based makeup products.
f. For very dry skin, weekly hydrating masks and hydrating facials done each month, can be of great help.
4. Oily Skin care –
a. Make use of a foaming face wash which contains alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid etc.This should be used 3-4 times in a day, and followed up with an alcohol free toner which is a basic skin care treatment for oily skin.
b. Moisturizers are perhaps not needed.
c. Make use of a non-comedogenic wide spectrum large SPF sunscreen for oily epidermis.
d. If at all skin care makeup is used, it should be water based.
e. Make use of an exfoliating scrub weekly and anti-acne mask if you are suffering from a pimple problem.
f. Seek an opinion from Skin Care Expert in case if you’ve got pimples, scars and blemishes.
5. Combination skin care –
Skin treatment for dry and greasy skin regions as mentioned earlier in the blog.
The Skin is the biggest organ of the human body and skin treatment is crucial. We wish these fantastic tips give you an essential but easy understanding into fundamental skin care which you can follow to keep healthy and gorgeous skin life-long.
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Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a top/ Best dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist, Laser Skin Expert Doctor, currently based in Mumbai, India. She has won many awards as the Best Dermatologist in India, Top 10 Skin Doctor in India, etc. She specializes in all skin diseases & conditions and given her training as a dermato-surgeon, provides non surgical liposuction surgery, laser lipo & lipoplasty etc for weight reduction & cellulite reduction. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is trained at the iconic National Skin Centre, Singapore and completed her Fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology & Lasers at the world renowned Stanford University, USA.