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Basics of Skin Care

Skin > Basics of Skin Care

When it comes to good skin care, every body is an expert, from the person at the makeup counter, to the scientists of major makeup and pharmaceutical companies. Every one is serving their own interest. However there are scientific undisputable facts.

Genetically we are programmed to age.

There are factors that affect the aging process, whether accelerating or delaying the aging.

A good healthy skin care should include:

Good Genes

Genes determine the quality of skin we have. The thickness of skin, quality of collagen and elastin and our tendency for skin diseases and conditions.

Avoid Excessive Sun exposure

The most important way to take care of your skin is to protect it from sun radiation. Sun exposure damages the cell DNA and, can cause wrinkles, freckles, age spots and rough, dry skin. Sun exposure can also cause more-serious problems, such as skin cancer.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Good quality skin therefore starts at very young age. The moment we are born we start aging. To slow down the aging process on the skin Follow basic scientific steps.

Skin Clenaser

A good skin cleanser will be gentle on the skin and cleans the skin of dust and pollutants. Avoid harsh soaps on the face.


The use of good system to exfoliate the skin once a week will remove the dead top layer of the skin and make your skin glow. Exfoliate once a week. Gentle scrubs are good adjuncts when used with ultrasonic gentle brushes to clean and exfoliate the skin.


Body hydration is critical to keep the skin well hydrated.

Moisturizers are important even in oily skin. However moisturizers must not contain any oils and must be non-comedogenic, and hypoallergenic.

Eye Cream

Eye creams are important. Eye lid skin does nor has oil glands, and is very thin and prone to fine wrinkles and dryness.


Sunscreens should be used as early in life as possible.

An SPF of 35 and above should be used on all skin types and colors. Very sensitive skin needs more protection with higher SPF and physical blockers such as Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide.


Retinoid can repair and prevent skin aging. They can control and treat acne.

Retinoid are the only real anti aging product available on the market.


Good facials exfoliate and clean the skin, and are part of good skin care.

Treatment Available

Many new technologies are available on the market today. Unfortunately many of these technologies and treatments are not what they claim to be.

Skin conditions related to aging that affect the beauty of the skin include:

  • Fine wrinkles and deep wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Scars and Acne scars
  • Dull skin complexions
  • Age spots
  • Pigmentation problems


Treatment starts with the premise that every one wants smooth wrinkle free, even tone, glowing skin.

This can be achieved by medical grade skin care such as the OBAJI skin care, or equivalent systems. When combined with specific treatments such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing can produce excellent results.

Avoid the hype of technologically sounding treatment of lights, laser and radiofrequency, that have not proven their effectiveness.

If you are bothered by visible signs of aging, a number of treatments are available Fillers, including Fat Transfer and botulinum toxin are suitable for people with busy lifestyles who do not want the inconvenience of a long recovery. They are also suitable for young patients with deep lines, smile lines and frown lines. These treatments are temporary and do not replace surgical correction of aging.