This type of skin is very rare. It is one of the best types which retains
freshness, attraction and flush for long. It requires very light make-up. Face
should be washed with soft water. If the usual tap water in your area is hard,
soften it by adding a little " borax powder' to it. In order to keep up the
glow of your skin, it is imperative to wipe off your make-up before going to bed
with a good cleansing cream . Do not use make-up at least once a week k so as to
let your skin breath fresh air.
Dry skin is sensitive to to the weather and is prone to wrinkles.
Protect it against wind, sand and water. Dry skin should not be washed with cold
water and soap, nor should astringent lotions be used. Instead, after cleaning
it at night, before bed-time, it is better to use a good freshner which might
give it some freshness. The freshener should be non-alcoholic, because alcohol
dries the skin. Moisturizer should be spread slowly on the face by giving
outward motion either with cotton or fingers. Use moisturizer on your neck and
other parts which are exposed. Diet, rich with vitamins A, B, C, D should be taken.
Oily or Greasy Skin:
A greasy skin is prone to pimples and dark
shadows. It, therefore, requires frequent cleaning, say thrice a day at least.
Use of sulphur soap is beneficial. Also remember to clean your face at night,
before retiring, with some good quality cleansing milk or with unboiled milk.
Avoid greasy food. Your intake of water should be at least six glasses day. If
the skin is allowed to remain greasy, pimples and blackheads find an easy way
to appear. A greasy skin does not require make-up. Cleansing the pores with
steaming once a week is an effective method to keep the skin greaseless. Use a
face-pacer after steaming. This is called facial. Face-packs are available in
the market but they can also be made at home. What kind of pack would suit you
depends upon your skin.