Basic care is the same as for dry skin, as even the best-behaved has a tendency to dry out as it grows older. To keep it at its best, a good cleanse, tone and moisturize routine is essential, and a weekly stimulating-mask treatment will encourage it to keep up the good work.
All skin types will benefit from an occasional visit to a beauty salon for a deep-cleanse treatment. The professional beautician will cleanse the skin, perhaps using the latest electronic equipment and paying attention to blackheads and whiteheads; stimulate the circulation with light massage using fingers or mechanical aids; and choose a good mask to help the particular condition of your skin.
It is a good idea to make your appointment when you know you needn’t wear make-up for a good twelve or, even better, twenty-four hours afterwards.
This gives the skin time to breathe and benefit from the treatment it has received. Another good idea is to change the products you use occasionally. Just as your body benefits from a change of diet from time to time, so does your skin. However, ranges are formulated to work together, i.e. the ingredients of cleanser, moisturizer and toner that one company makes are designed to complement each other, so your skin is more likely to gain maximum benefit from them together than if you mix the different brands; also, they need to be used for several months or until they need replacing, if they are to do the job for which they were intended.