Skincare is the broad range of practices that support healthy skin, improve its appearance and alleviate many skin conditions. Skincare is one of the most important components of health care. Skincare is often equated with cosmetic medicine with regard to public image. The association is perhaps unjust. Skincare is an essential part of healthy living.

It is helpful if you understand how skincare works so you can easily match your skin care routine to your needs and this includes choosing the right cleanser and moisturiser. Cleansers are important to remove makeup and dust but they should be chosen according to your skin type. Skin cleansers that work best for oily skin may not work best for dry skin.

A good skincare routine includes daily cleansing, toning and evening primping. Toning can improve the tone and texture of skin, particularly after a bath or shower and evening primping helps reduce wrinkles by removing dirt, oil and make-up. The main ingredients in many toners are vitamin A, alcohol and glycolic acid. There is also pyrithione zinc which helps stimulate cell growth and collagen production.

For the best effects, you should choose a cleanser that contains salicylic acid, a skin lightener and antioxidant together with a mild exfoliating agent. An exfoliating cleanser may have small beads that you can use to gently remove dead skin cells. If your skin is oily, avoid products containing lactic acid because it may cause irritation. The benefits of retinol include softening of the skin and accelerating cell turnover.

Vitamin C serums are becoming popular because they increase the effectiveness of retinol. Another beneficial ingredient is an antioxidant called bioflavonoid. Other good ingredients include vitamin E, beta carotene and wakame kelp extract. It is important to choose a serum that contains all these ingredients because each ingredient works in synergy and synergistic effect to offer excellent results.

A basic skin care routine for women consists of cleansing, toning and exfoliating twice a day. When choosing your makeup, look for products that are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and contain natural ingredients. You don’t want to irritate your skin. You can buy makeup that has a sunscreen, moisture reducing cream or mousse. Your dermatologist can help you choose the right cosmetics.

For under eye wrinkle treatment, look for a brand name recommended by a dermatologist. You should always follow the directions on the label. Some treatments may need to be applied more than once daily. There are also other ingredients available such as alpha hydroxy acids, retinoids, hyaluronic acid and peptides.

The best skincare products are ones that have an effective combination of active ingredients. The best brands on the market combine ingredients like active Manuka honey, Phytessence Wakame, Vitamins A, C & E, sea algae and CoQ10. You should visit my website listed at the end of this article for further information about how to select the right products.