The Basics of Skin Care Products

While commercials may tell you that you need a slew of expensive creams and salves to have beautiful skin, the truth about great skin is actually found in simplicity. Just like anything else, less is more, and investing in a few basic products that work well for your skin type is much better than spending a ton of money on a wide variety of products. Want to learn more? The following article is here to help, and it outlines the basics of skin care products, including what to look for when buying esthetician products wholesale. Read on for more information.


The Basics of Skin Care Products

If you know what is best for healthier, younger-looking skin, and if you are aware of what works best for your skin type, then you will save a lot of money by only investing in products that you know work well. Check out the following list, as it offers the basics in skin care products to help you get started:


  • Find out your skin type: The more you know about your skin specifically, the more able you will be to treat any simple conditions you may have or know where to go to find the solutions you will need. You will also save a lot of money when you avoid buying products that will not be effective for your skin type or condition. Not sure what type of skin you have? The typical categories are normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive skin types. If you are still unsure which type you have, there is a variety of quizzes you can take online to determine your skin type and then treat your skin accordingly.


  • Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher: Every person should invest in a good sunscreen, as sun damage is the leading cause of premature aging, sun spots, and skin cancer. These are all conditions that most people do not pay much thought to until it is too late, so be proactive now and save your skin for later! You are probably already pretty diligent about slathering yourself with sunscreen while swimming, but are you paying attention to protecting your skin from sun damage on a daily basis? Even in the wintertime, your skin is susceptible to UV rays, and therefore sun damage. Invest in a good facial sunscreen lotion that is SPF 30 or higher, and put it on before you apply makeup or leave the house for the day.


  • A night cream containing the essentials: It is never too early to start using night cream, although you will probably notice how essential this product is as you near your 30s. A good night cream doesn’t have to be heavy and can even be applied during the day before you put on your makeup. Night cream should contain vitamin A, retinol, and quite possibly collagen, as these products will rejuvenate your skin and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also reduce puffiness. No night cream or lotion can get rid of wrinkles, but it can go a long way towards reducing their appearance, which is the next best thing!


  • A good face lotion: Keeping in mind your skin type, search for a good face lotion that will keep your skin hydrated. Healthy skin is hydrated skin, and it is a myth that drying out your skin will get rid of acne. In fact, you will probably aggravate your skin and therefore induce a breakout this way. The key to a good moisturizer is to find one that fits your skin type (not too oily, not too light, etc.) and then use it every day. Speak with an expert before buying to find the right moisturizer for your skin type.


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Jon McDaniel is a contributing writer to

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