Simple skincare regimes that will keep you glowing
9/1/2016 2:27:13 PM
|written By : Jamuna Pai|
Q: Why is the three-step system effective for skincare?
A: The skin is not only the largest organ of the body it is also the most visible. So it becomes all the more essential to take care to have a healthy glowing skin forever. The three steps of cleansing, toning and moisturising hardly take a few minutes but go a long way in keeping the skin healthy and radiant.
Q: Is the three-step system enough for skin care today? Have any new steps been added since it was conceived?
A: Cleansers are agents that remove the sebum and dirt from the skin. Regular cleansing of skin is very important as we are exposed to a lot of pollution, smoke and dirt nowadays. It is also very important to cleanse the face properly to remove all traces of dirt and make-up.
The newer cleansers have active ingredients like salicylic acid which is useful in controlling acne, some moisturisers have an added SPF factor to protect the skin whereas some moisturisers also contain lightening agents like vitamin C or anti-ageing factors. Nowadays you also get facial mists, which could be used in place of toners. Along with these three steps religious application of a sunscreen has also become an essential part of skin care routine. One could use a sunscreen with a SPF factor of 15 or 20, the SPF factor is not as important as religious application of sunscreen every two-three hrs. Once or twice a week it is advisable to exfoliate the skin with the help of a gentle exfoliating scrub and use a mask according to the skin type.