Ordinary skin care refers to a daily routine of taking care of your skin to maintain its health and appearance. This can include cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and protecting your skin from the sun. It is important to use products that are appropriate for your skin type and to be consistent with your routine. A dermatologist or esthetician can help recommend products and provide guidance on how to properly care for your skin.
Cleansing ordinary skin
Cleansing ordinary skin involves using a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup from the surface of the skin. It is important to use a non-irritating cleanser and to avoid scrubbing or using hot water, as these can damage the skin. It is also important to cleanse the skin twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, to keep the skin clean and healthy.
Exfoliating ordinary skin
Exfoliating ordinary skin involves removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, which can help to improve the texture and tone of the skin.
There are different types of exfoliants such as physical exfoliants, like scrubs which use small granules to buff away dead skin cells or chemical exfoliants, like alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) which helps to dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells.
It is important to use a gentle exfoliant and to not over-exfoliate, as this can damage the skin. It is also recommended to exfoliate the skin once or twice a week, depending on the individual’s skin condition.
It’s important to test a small area of the skin before using exfoliant, because some exfoliants may cause irritation or dryness, especially for sensitive skin.
Moisturizing ordinary skin
Moisturizing ordinary skin involves adding hydration to the skin to keep it soft, smooth and plump. Moisturizers work by trapping water in the outermost layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum.
There are different types of moisturizers such as lotions, creams, ointments, and gels. Lotions and creams are more easily absorbed by the skin, while ointments and gels are more occlusive, meaning they create a barrier to lock in moisture.
It’s important to choose a moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type and to apply it after cleansing and exfoliating. It’s also recommended to moisturize your skin twice a day, once in the morning and once at night to keep the skin hydrated.
It’s also important to avoid using products that contain alcohol, which can dry out the skin.