If you are in your twenties and have been ignoring the daily skin care routine, this is a wakeup call. Just by investing few minutes daily in pampering your skin you will be able to gain a healthy glowing skin. During the age of twenties your skin regenerates in a speedy manner and might generally look firm and glowing but this doesn’t mean you can ignore skin care procedures. Avoiding skincare treatment during this age may lead to many skin problems in the recent future.
The most common problem faced by most of the people in their twenties is premature aging. The common signs of premature aging include the appearance of lines and wrinkles, reduced elasticity and collagen level, diminished skin glow and so on. The major reason for premature aging is the production of excess free radicals in the skin. These excess free radicals are generated on the skin by various factors like exposure to sun light, pollution, smoking, stress and strains, use of cosmetics containing harmful chemicals etc.
Before starting the skin care regime you need to know in which skin type you fall onto. This helps in opting the right method for skin care. Let’s see the most common skin types and the care that should be taken for each.
If your skin has a smooth even texture with medium sized pores and elastic supple nature then you possess a normal skin. It is less prone to skin problems compared to all other skin types and has a good circulation. Normal skin always looks clean and fresh. It requires only minimal care than other skin types.
If your skin appears tight and always appears as if starving for moisture even after bath, then you possess a dry skin. Special care should be taken to rehydrate the skin as dehydration may cause early appearance of wrinkles.
If your skin has a greasy shine with large visible pores, pimples on face and frequent acne on chest and back, then you possess an oily skin. The oily skin shows the signs of aging at a slower rate compared to other skin type so it is often considered as an advantage.
If your skin is having an oily or greasy appearance at the area of chin, nose and fore head and dry appearance around the eye, on cheeks and mouth, then you possess a combination skin. It is just a combination of both dry and oily skin and therefore special care should be taken for dry part and oily part of the skin separately.
If your skin has a thin delicate texture with fine pores and is allergic to most of the cosmetic products and environmental conditions, then you possess a sensitive skin. This skin type is adversely affected by both cold and hot conditions and may suffer from itching, rashes, reddening, and irritation on both summer season and winter season.
Thus by knowing your skin type and by opting an appropriate skin care procedure, you can of course gain a healthy, glowing fresh and young looking skin.