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Reasons why skincare is important

Skincare is an essential part of an individual’s daily routine. Maintaining a good skincare regime isn’t just important, it also helps to keep up the radiance of the skin. While skincare can be expensive, you should treat it like an investment for the future, taking care of your skin now, would result in a youthful looking skin after ten years. Our skin is the most affected out of all the sense organs. It takes the brunt of our everyday exhaustion and stress. The cells are constantly shedding, and with an active lifestyle, skincare is a must. An effective routine can help prevent scars, ageing, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Although a lot of skincare products look the same, most of them have distinctive functions and purposes. We must keep in mind that every skin is unique and different. All our skins have different needs. Some people have oily skin, dry skin, while others have a combination of both. We must keep in mind what type of skin we have. It is a great determinant for the type of treatment and care our skin needs.

According to Dr. Wassef of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Institute, good skin care helps your skin stay in good condition. With proper care and maintenance, your skin can look better than ever before.

Skin type

Each and every skin is different. Depending on your skin type you will need to change your skincare routine and use specific products that are designed for your skin type.

  1. Oily Skin has increased sebum production leading to shine, enlarged pores, blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes. Oily skin feels and appears oily. The skin tends to break out in acne and blemishes like blackheads and whiteheads are common. It also has large visible pores.
  2.  Combination Skin is a mix type of skin caused by overproduction of sebum, has oily T zone forehead, chin and nose with normal to dry cheeks leading to overly dilated pores and blackheads. Combination is called so because of the combination of oily skin and dry or normal skin. It is oily in some areas usually the T- Zone (forehead, nose and chin) with open pores and blemishes. The skin tone is uneven and the dry areas of the skin like cheeks and under-eyes feel rough and thick to the touch.
  3.  Normal Skin is a well-balanced skin with no or few imperfections & barely visible pores. Normal skin is the healthiest type of skin one can have. It is neither too oily nor too dry. The skin feels soft, firm, and smooth to the touch with small pores and an overall even tone to the skin. There is no excessive oil build-up and the layer of skin is neither too thick or thin.
  4. Dry Skin produces less sebum, feels rough and tight and looks dull with red patches and more visible lines. Dry skin feels rough and tight (peels at times). The appearance of fine lines along the eyes, neck and lips are common. Dry skin, due to less moisture also causes uneven skin texture and tone. Redness and blemishes are common with the prominence of small and tight pores.

While shaping a basic skincare routine, these things must be kept in mind. ‘FRESH START WATER CLEANSER’ by colorbar is a great cleanser for beginners. It is strong enough to clean out excessive oil and gunk from oily and combination skins while being gentle on dry skin. It’s non-foaming and non-greasy formula hydrates and soothes the skin. This product can also act as both a cleanser and a makeup remover. This product contains Hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin and Micelle technology to trap and remove impurities. It Removes dirt, impurities, dead skin cells and makeup while also hydrating skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles and without stripping away the skin’s essential oils. The ‘fresh start water cleanser’ is strong enough for oily skin and gentle enough on rough and dry skin.

‘STAY THE DAY FINISHING MIST’ by colorbar is a great toner for those who have dry and dull skin. It does both, soothe and hydrate and can be used as both a makeup fixer and a toner. It contains Witch Hazel Water, Chamomile and Caffeine to soothe and hydrate skin. It can also be used after a full face of makeup to keep up the fresh look and make it last all day. The hydrating and smoothing formula serves an instant solution to dry and dull skin as using the toner brightens up the skin considerably. ‘SCENT OF AN INDIAN TEMPLE’ is a great mist and toner for both the face and body. This product is suitable for all skin types and contains 100% Pure Mogra Water that makes the formula naturally derived and a special indulgence for the skin. The combination of Aloe Vera Extracts & Lavender makes this product a great skin toner to soothe your skin. It has special skin hydration benefits to tone, hydrate and nourish your skin while balancing its pH levels.

‘VISIBLY BETTER MOISTURIZING LOTION’ should be the next step in your regime. This is mainly created for oily and combination skin which also focuses on sensitive and allergy prone skin. The product soothes the skin while being non-greasy. It doesn’t just moisturise the skin, it also provides a smooth and flawless base for any makeup that you apply on top of it. It contains Hyaluronic acid to hydrate and Sea Belt Extract to soothe and smoothen skin, it also moisturizes oily skin, gives it a mattifying effect and offers SPF 20 broad spectrum UV protection. For dry skin, the ‘VISIBLY BETTER MOISTURIZING CRÈME’ works wonders. It hydrates the skin and protects the surface with a subtle layer of UVA and UVB protection. The product contains Hyaluronic acid for hydration. It comforts and protects dry skin keeping it soft and radiant and offers SPF 15 broad spectrum UV protection giving the skin long lasting hydration and nourishment. For the last step of your skincare routine, you must either use a serum or a sunscreen. The ‘Broad Spectrum Daily Face Protector With SPF 50+ PA++++’ by colorbar is a great sunscreen that is not only effective, but also extremely cost affective. It is comfortable on the skin for all day use and also provides a glowy hydration and is suitable for all skin types. The formula is superior in performance and is bench-marked to Korean sunscreen. It contains Olive Leaf Extracts & Vitamin E to give your skin a moisturized feel. The product gives you the power to face the damaging UVA/UVB rays with SPF 50+ PA++++ broad spectrum protection. It’s light-weight and water-resistant formula spreads evenly and absorbs easily, thus protecting better. Applying the sunscreen should be the last step of an individual’s skin care routine. Hence your regime will be: Cleanse – Tone – Moisturize – wear Sunscreen. You may follow up with makeup.

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