Before you even begin to select skin care products, it’s important to know your skin type. You’ll either have normal, oily, dry or sun damaged skin. The type of skin you have will determine which skin care product is best for you.

The first step of a skin care regimen is cleansing. It’s important to find a good cleanser that your skin does well with, and stick to it. Once you find something that suits you perfectly, there’s no need to improve. Avoid bar soaps; they can dry out your skin. Really, you should only use soap for the neck on down. Save your face for cleansing moisturizers that are designed to enhance and treat the health of your skin.

Don’t cleanse too often, however. Just washing once at night should be plenty for optimal skin health.

Exfolliating your skin is the next step. Most people skip this step, but if you do it regularly, you will notice a refreshing difference. Scrubs remove the dead skin cells that tend to dull your complexion. When this layer is removed, your skin is healthy, fresh and vibrant. It can breathe better. Exfolliating once a week with a microdermabrasion will give it a healthy, natural glow year round. You’ll look younger because your skin will actually be made up of younger, fresher skin cells.

Definitely moisturize. Of all the skin care products, moisturizer is the most essential. Your skin’s beauty health depends on it. Even oily skin benefits from moisturizers.

When we take daily care of our skin, our faces will be younger and suppler, more youthful and healthy. Many makeup products are instilled with natural herbs and minerals that treat the health of your skin. It keeps you looking younger and more beautiful, because we know that fresh skin is healthy skin.