|What does “normal skin” mean anyway? Well, when we’re talking about skin, it means that you are one of the lucky ones; at least for the time being. If you don’t have a problem with oil or breakouts, and you don’t feel that your skin is dry and tight, you probably fall in this “blessed” skin type range. Most people with your skin have small pores, little to no breakouts and can get by with little foundation. Your skin does change as you age, so you’ll need to bear that in mind.|
Beautiful Healthy Normal Skin…
Has a clear, fine-textured, supple and smooth surface which is neither greasy nor dry. It glows with an inner health which stems from good blood circulation and excellent health. Your skin has an even tone, soft, a smooth texture, no visible pores or blemishes, and no greasy patches or flaky areas.
There may be occasional pimples in women with this skin type just before menstruation due to increased hormonal activity. Acne, however, is not a problem for people with normal skin. Your skin is beautiful, but it needs to be cared for if it is to last. Neglect can lead to signs of aging and wrinkling.
Normal skin is the easiest to take care of because you can use most skin care products without fear of irritation. It is understandable that most women with your skin don’t think about stopping the aging process until the direct effects of the aging process begin to show. Once spots, lines and wrinkles, arrive it’s too late for the preventative benefits of an anti-aging skin care regimen, but it’s not too late to see tremendous benefits.
To keep your skin beautiful, you need to find a good skin care regimen and stick with it.
Anti-Aging Skin Care for Normal Skin
- The most important aspect of a good skin care routine for normal skin is making sure that nothing you use will strip your skin of moisture.
- Avoid direct heat on the face – including that from blow dryers.
- Cleanse normal type skin with anything gentle and water based. Do not use soap or other harsh cleansers, because they will only dry out the skin
- Follow every cleansing with a mild freshener to keep pores tight and to remove traces of cleanser clinging to the skin. Use an astringent with a low alcohol content.
- An additional way to keep skin looking young and fresh is to exfoliate. Gentle exfoliation can be done every day, after cleansing the skin. Chemical exfoliations are good, but follow the directions on the package because some are too harsh for everyday use.
- After exfoliating, moisturize your face with creams that have alpha-hydroxy or glycolic acids. These ingredients promote healthy skin growth by breaking down dead skin cells. This reveals new fresh skin cells that are uncovered by the removal of dead cells.
- While these acids help with skin cell growth, they do not prevent wrinkles. Be careful when using chemicals, because even though they’re pretty gentle, overdoing any anti-aging product may result in irritation or an increase to sensitivity
- Apply moisturizer to the whole face when the skin is still slightly damp. The creme or lotion will help lock in the surface moisture. Even with normal skin it’s best to keep your skin moisturized so it can continue looking healthy and in good condition.
- Always protect it with an SPF of 30 or higher sunscreen to reduce the risk of UVA or UVB rays causing damage to your skin. Some dermatologists recommend that you always wear sun protection. they point out hat even when the sun isn’t out, ultraviolet radiation can penetrate clouds..
- Always use a mild, oil-based moisturizer under makeup to help retain surface moisture.· Guard against the drying, aging effects of the sun by using makeup products that contain a sunscreen.
- At least once every two weeks, stimulate the circulation and smooth the surface of the skin by using a nondrying mask