Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Younger Skin Care

Younger Skin Care
Everybody wants to have clear, glowing skin like the models they see in magazines. What you may not realise is that these models often have skin problems too. These are usually hidden by thick 'pancake' make up, or are 'brushed out' when the photographs are developed.

The truth is that you are born with either 'good' skin or 'bad' skin, and you usually inherit your skin type from your parents. Some people will be lucky enough to have smooth clear skin no matter how they treat it. Others will have problems like pimples, dry scaly patches, or really shiny, oily skin even if they look after their skin really well.

Although you cannot change the type of skin you have, there are some things you can do to make sure that your skin looks its very best. The best news is that looking after your skin does not have to cost you a fortune.

Do you get what you pay for?

Millions of dollars are spent on advertising, trying to make you believe that 'secret ingredients' in skin care products will magically 'cure' your skin problems. These claims are exaggerated, and these special ingredients (such as collagen and elastin, etc) are not able to get into the skin's living layers and change the quality of the skin in any permanent way.

Many people also believe that the more expensive a product is, the better it has to be. The truth is that the costs of advertising, and the costs of fancy packaging, are added on to the price of the product. You also pay more for the prestige of using a certain label or brand name. These costs can make up more of the price than the cost of the product itself. Low cost products often work just as well as the more expensive brands.