For safest results, you must know your skin type and know exactly what suits your skin. If you happen to use the wrong category of products, then your skin can become all the more worse and acne can even turn chronic.
EXFOLIATE OR TONE?
For those of you who are still finding their feet in the field of skin care, I hope you know what is to exfoliate and toner the skin? For starters, exfoliating is basically the process in which the dead skin is tackled and removed off with suitable products.
On the other hand, toning is a process of using a lotion that cleanses the skin and shrinks the pores, adequately preparing the skin for moisturizing.
While exfoliating is generally considered as a part of the beauty care regimen, using a toner or not is almost always purely a matter of personal choice. If you have an oily skin and have felt good after using the toner a couple of times, then there is no reason you should not include toning as a regular part of your beauty care regimen. Similarly, if your skin has been left taut and too tight after you’ve used a toner, then you are best following exfoliating alone, leaving the part of toning out.
To start with a little bit of information, exfoliation is a technique where the layer of the dead epidermal cells on the outer surface of the skin is removed. The purpose is to remove the dead ones to bring to surface the fresher, living cells.
For beginners, the most beneficial impact of exfoliation is that it brings out fresher and brighter looking skin. Exfoliation is generally regarded as one of the best ways to keep the skin soft and looking young. The removal of dead skin cells and excess dirt adds a nice glow to the skin and keeps the fine lines away.
A regular and moderate routine of exfoliating has also been found effective in controlling acne. This is mainly because it helps to keep the pores open and hence prevents formation of blackheads, whiteheads and the like. However, care should be taken to try out an exfoliating routine several times, before you settle down to a particular regimen.