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Skin Care Basics That Everyone Needs To Know

Listening to my grandmother, it seems like taking care of your skin when she was young was a breeze. Now we have so many different skin care products to choose from that taking care of your skin can be confusing. You walk through a big department store and the girls behind the cosmetics counters are trying to pull you in to sample on of the thousands of products they have. While all of this can be major confusing the fact of the matter is that you do need to be fairly well informed on a few things at least to help you create a basic skin care regimen.

Today women all over the world have much more to deal with than our grandmothers did. We have the dangers of sun exposure, air pollution, poor diets, stress and more. The consequences of all of these show up in the skin. We have to work hard to fight the negative effects by using the right skin care products. One of the most basic items in our skin care arsenal is a good lotion, which is crucial to maintaining proper moisture in out skin. Everyone has different skin types so you need to get a lotion that is well suited for your skin to keep it hydrated and apply it morning and evening.

When choosing a lotion you should always pick one that is hypoallergenic that will not cause your pores to become clogged. You will usually find that lotions intended for use on the face are usually referred to as moisturizers while lotions for the body overall are classed as body lotions. Take care to see that you use the appropriate type of lotion for each part of your body, such as only moisturizers for your face.

The body lotions are further classified into levels of intensity for different types of skin. There are three basic types of skin which are dry, oily, and combination. Usually in every person you may have different types in different areas of your body. If you have severely dry skin you will need an intense body lotion and will need to apply it more frequently. If you have oily skin you still need to be concerned with hydration just not as think a lotion as someone with dry skin.

There are other skin care products made for specific maladies such as eczema, hives, and rashes which are commonly called ointments. There are also many specialty ointments that are used for areas like around the eyes and corners of the mouth. These are usually collagen supplements or anti wrinkle creams.

Gregg Hall is an author and internet marketing consultant living in Navarre Florida. Find more about skin care at