Imagine a well dressed and well groomed person whose face is full of pimples and acne. What kind of impression does it give to you? This is one of the reasons why you need to learn how to take care of your skin. Good skin is essential for your overall good health. Experts advise not to panic if you are suffering from any skin problem. You can always seek the help of a doctor to cure your skin disease. Before you spend money on skin products, it is important to know what type of skin you have and what kind of care it needs. Every skin care product is made for a particular type of skin, so first ask yourself what kind of skin you have and then decide how to take care of your skin.

Different types of skin:

There are basically four types of skin:
1) Dry skin
2) Oily skin
3) Sensitive skin
4) Normal skin

How to take care of your dry skin:

Dry skin is generally devoid of any oil and elasticity. It has a strong tendency towards dehydration. This type of skin has a lot of dead cells accumulated on its surface. People with such skin are advised to regularly apply moisturizers and cream rich in vitamin-E. This kind of skin requires continuous cleansing and exfoliation. It goes without saying, people with dry skin problem need to wash their face with water on a regular basis.

How to take care of your oily skin:

On the other hand oily skin has a lot of shine and oil on it. The pores of such skin generally remain open and the sebaceous gland (oil glands) is very active. Such kind of skin is very prone to pimples and acne. Since this type of skin has a general tendency to accumulate more dust particles, it is advisable that people possessing such skin should wash it with cold water twice or thrice a day. People with oily skin are advised to consult their physician prior to using any kind of skin care products.

How to take care of your sensitive skin:

Besides the two kinds of skin mentioned earlier, there is another type of skin which is referred to as "allergic" or "sensitive" skin. Such type of skin is usually sensitive to sun-light, dust particles, and even pollen grains. These sensitive skins can easily be identified by the appearance of rashes, redness, acne, and inflammation when exposed to irritants. People with sensitive skin, after consulting with their doctors, may choose soothing and hypoallergic skin care products.

How to take care of your normal skin:

Though no special treatment needs to be used in case of normal skin, people should regularly wash their skin with water and mild soap. Chamomile, Fennel, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Patchouli, Rose, and Sandalwood are some of the essential oils required for normal skin. People with normal skin should avoid exposing their face to direct heat. Also, try and avoid applying any skin care creams without consulting your doctor first.